Explore the most popular hiking trails near Alton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

8 hours ago

Beautiful. A nice short scenic hike.

3 days ago

Did this beautiful hike on a rainy day with our pup and ended up being the only ones! Gorgeous views and well worth it. The “falls” at the end was not much more than some running water that was waist level past a guardrail. Worth every minute of it!

3 days ago

This hike was easy and short. There's not a lot of difficulty in climbing, but it is on a cliffside so I would be careful bringing small children. There are a few benches on the way to sit and rest, take pictures, or have a snack.
At this time of the year, the actual waterfall was nice to look at, but pretty small- maybe because they are in a drought, even though it's been raining for 2 weeks. Some of the walkways on the cliffs were washed out, but we didn't have any problems getting over them.
Aside from this, the views on the way to the falls were spectacular. We had a pair of binoculars and enjoyed looking at objects nestled in the valley.
There are also restrooms at the trailhead.

Clear weather on the way in...downpour on the way out. Parts were covered with rocks which made you be more cautious of your footing due to the downpour from the days before. A comfortable decline then a nice incline at the end. Not much of a “fall” to look at. Still a fun hike.

it was beautiful on the way in and flooding on the way out, but a little water couldn't dampen our day

Nice easy well groomed trail. Fall was trickling because of seasonal low rainfall.
Stopped in to chat with the Visitor Center folks before heading out who gave me some great info on this and other trails. If you are squeamish about hiking on the edge you may not enjoy this so much.

3.2 mile well-signed dirt road takes you to the end parking lot. Restrooms available. Trail to the right is falls, there is also a trailhead for Virgin River Rim Trail popular with Mtn bikers. Falls trail has some shade but mostly exposed. Its a gradual down hill so remember you will be coming back up at return.

This summer there are still some beautiful flowers and a stand of Bristlecone Pines. Closer to the fall you might find some geodes.

nice short trail..

Great views at TH. Arrive early, lot gets full.

13 days ago

Easy hike

15 days ago

Easy to find. Worth the views, if you look long enough there are two small arches down in the canyon. We went early in the morning about 8:00am and we didn't see anyone until the way back. It was a slight bit chilly but tolerable. There isn't much protection from sliding down the hill if you went off trail, so be careful of that.

We be best at sunset! Lots of wildlife and flowers along the hike.

Nice easy short hike with a little water waterfall at the end. The views of along trail are worth it. Looking at out over the valley is amazing. Wasn’t not crowded at all when went. Got there at about 9am. We were the only ones there.

24 days ago

it was a great hike I enjoyed it with my dog. the water flow is low this year maybe it be a five if there was more water

25 days ago

Nice hike to a waterfall pouring out of a cave. Nice views.

1 month ago

Amazing views and great place to walk our dog!

on Cascade Falls

1 month ago

Amazing views on a nice short hike.

2 months ago

Short and beautiful trail!

mountain biking
2 months ago

This is a great non-technical single track ride. We took a group of 15 around the lake and all riders aging from 12 to 45 made it the whole way without any trouble. The trail is a lot of short ups and downs through the pine and aspen trees. There is even one spot where the trail hits an ancient lava field. I'd highly recommend this one. Can't wait to try it again!

9 months ago

short trail but with lots of attention. beautiful!

10 months ago

very beautiful! I recommend it, a must.

11 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever done!

11 months ago

This was a very easy hike and the waterfall was very cool. It was pretty crowded the Saturday afternoon we were there, and the length and difficulty made it a little unsatisfying in light of the drive required (from Cedar City) to get there. Still, very fun and beautiful views. Good for kids.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great hike. Beautiful trail, and great distance views! Trail was a little rocky in the first 2 sections but didn't stop us. We did this hike in 3 legs. Strawberry to cascade falls, then 2 days later we did cascade falls to te-ah campground then 1 week later we did te-ah to woods ranch. If we did it again we would end at deer haven cg. From there to woods ranch is a rocky road and a lot of exposure. We would love to do this and camp 1/2 way through.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Beautiful trail with free of charge access and less than one mile one way on foot.

on Cascade Falls

Thursday, June 29, 2017

3 mile drive on a gravel road from the Duck Creek visitor center. Then a .9 mile hike to fly he falls.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This is actually an easy hike. You drive most of the way and it's no more than a mile to the falls

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

really great hike. its actually less than 2 miles round trip to do. well worth the drive up to it

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Very pretty hike. Well maintained and not hard at all. Trail distance is very inaccurate though. More like a 1.75 mile round trip.

Friday, May 19, 2017

This hike had a beautiful view and was not difficult to do with 2 toddlers in backpacks. It was much shorter for us, though, as the straight part of the hike at the beginning was a road to a parking lot so we continued driving it without realizing.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

I wouldn't go with small children (we did), the trail is right on the edge of the mountain and some parts had slid. We loved it though. Beautiful beautiful hike.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Amazing views, and a well beaten path made this a great choice, and an easy hike for our whole family. It's ACTUALLY little more than a mile round-trip hike from the trailhead. It was easy for my 8 year old daughter.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great hike for the family. Not hard at all. Beautiful views of the valley. The red rock is amazing. The trail can be a little wet from the water run off.

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