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

Great trail and unique way to view both Utah valley and Heber valley (incredible views!). I’ve always enjoyed breaking up the hike into two parts: hiking up and setting up camp, then summiting early in the morning.

Trail is well marked from base to summit. After reaching the saddle, there is some exposure to both sides of the mountain so be careful with young hikers and keep them near (not as intense as angels landing, but you can get an idea).

Be prepared to see several people as the trail is very popular! Full moon and no moon nights are the most popular amongst other hikers.

pretty difficult hike but well worth the views.

Trail is in very good shape. Empty at 5:30am with everyone else is asleep. Can make this a loop by taking the Shingle Creek Trail and the Great Western trail back to the trailhead. Adds only 1.5 miles to the day.

I love this hike. Watch for stinging nettle.

Amazing hike. Starts a little slowly, but you'll be grateful for it on the way back! The first waterfall is maybe a mile in, and is the perfect way to refresh after the first incline. Watch out for stinging nettles though! Great trail for in-shape dogs. I loved letting my tiny herd of canines play in the crystal clear mountain water. Best hike I've done this year!

This was our first hike in Utah. We just moved here from New Jersey and this trail was a warm welcome to Utah. It was perfect for my 11 ya old daughter who made it to the top. My 9yr sold loved it too. Definitely bring some shoes for both hiking and water play for the kids. They had a ton of fun. Definitely will go back.

hiking
7 days ago

You can park just on the other side of the river from the waterfall if you want to shorten this trail.

Very strenuous. We hiked this on a Saturday, busiest day. We arrived at the trailhead parking lot at 5 am and the lot was half full. I started off in pants but changed into shorts about 1 mile up the trail. I suggest shorts on a warm day but bring a hoodie for the summit, it gets windy and chilly. We summited at 11:30 am. We all had 3 liter water bladders in our packs but that wasn't enough for a hot day. We all ran dry on the way down with 6 miles left to go. My GPS said 15.4 miles total. There was a little patch of snow, about 100 yds, on the talus pile between Emerald Lake and the saddle. The last mile from the saddle to the summit is the most strenuous. It is very steep and involves climbing stepped rocks on the steep western face of the slope. We arrived back to the trailhead at 4:30 pm (11.5 hrs total). We saw a moose with 2 calves and 4 mtn goats. The waterfalls helped us keep cool on the way back down.

hiking
9 days ago

I love this trail... Not many people. I can take my dog and let him go crazy. The trail is nice and steep. It's a great workout. In fact it is part of my weekly routine, 3 workout days and 3 hiking days. With this schedule I've lost 45lbs. in 2 months. Slate Canyon has been a big part of that.

9 days ago

Great trail!

hiking
10 days ago

Went for an evening hike. Not a single soul but our group. First part is pretty steep, then turns into a walk along the stream. We crossed at several points, but that wasn't necessary. Saw a few snakes, so be aware of what's on the trail. Overall, nothing spectaculat, but still a nice getaway that avoids the crowds at other more popular trails.

hiking
12 days ago

Great falls. You can hang out at the bottom or hike part of the way up. I think this is a great Sunday pit stop after being on the road a long time. Not really a hike even if you do go part way. Maybe good for a date with a girl who doesn't like to get her shoes dirty but wants the social media attention.

I thought this was a pretty nice hike. We were kind of let down by the end of the trail, and there weren’t many overlooks. All in all, it was a beautiful mountain! Very long. Pack plenty of water! This area is perfect for rock climbers.

hiking
12 days ago

Lots of people near the bottom but as I kept going up it cleared up a lot. There are two waterfalls and it’s definitely worth it to climb up to the upper one if you can. I found a spot to set up my hammock and it was surreal.

hiking
13 days ago

This trail is pretty lame up until you get to the creek. Before the creek its a pretty steep slant with the only good view being behind you of bridal veil falls. However, once you start going up the creek (following the little cairns along the way) you can see some pretty amazing smaller waterfalls and river formations.

Really fun for a quick and easy hike!! The falls are so pretty. The actual “hike” off of the unpaved trail is only about 0.5 miles total. If you’re just looking to do the unpaved trail, you can actually park at Upper Falls Park and cross the bridge to get to the actual start of this hike! Otherwise you’ll be walking along the Provo River Trail for about a mile and a half until you get to the hike. If you do follow the all trails map and start on the Provo River Trail, it is an easy walk and you’ll pass Bridal Veil Falls. You can’t go wrong!!

Pretty creek at the top, but not really worth the effort put in to get there.

The wildflowers were beautiful as was the view. As previous people have said, don't miss the carin. My friend and I did and we ended up bush wacking up the side. Stay on the right side of the edge. We also did it from Slate Canyon. That was the prettier overall part of the hike though the views were better from Provo summit. If you have a vehicle that could drive up Squaw peak road, that would be the recommended route.

walking
15 days ago

I enjoyed taking my 3 children and my dog. They had a great time. It was a little crowded when we went which made hiking up to the falls harder. Still fun though and very pretty

Super easy with beautiful landscaping. Great outing for families. Heavy foot traffic so be prepared to share the sidewalk

Very pretty but often super crowded. Great little adventure for young families as it is short, sweet, and the “reward” is almost instantaneous thanks to the large waterfall at the end :)

great for the whole family.

I started at 6am and finished at 5pm. I made it as far as the ridge or saddle right before the last trek to the peak. I stopped frequently to take photos and enjoy the amazing views. The first 5 miles through lush summer greenery and wildflowers is beautiful. I call it the hanging gardens of Utah. Past Emerald Lake is a technical challenge. Crossing boulder fields and snow fields until a vertical climb up to the ridge is difficult but worth the view. It’s windy and cold up there on the last day of June so bring a jacket. My phone said 7.7 miles to the ridge, and others who made it to the top said it was 9 miles.

hiking
17 days ago

The only reason I gave this 4 stars is it has interesting signs regarding history, wildlife and vegetation. Hot, steep, dusty, gravel, sunny, and crowded trail. But still a must do if you live near. Good workout. Took me 15 minutes up and about 8 minutes down.

road biking
17 days ago

Started at the beginning near Utah Lake, the first 2 miles is very nice then the roots have made the trail bumpy from Geneva Rd to State street. The next section is boring until you get to the mouth of the Canyon I stopped a Mt Timp Park. It is very lovely there with full rest room facilities and picnic tables and grass to relax on. Quite a few people and dogs on the trail. I would recommend riding very early in the morning or on a week day overall a nice little ride

19 days ago

19 days ago

This is my favorite section of the BST in Provo/Orem that I have found. Beautiful. Good mix of terrain to run. I usually start at the East Lawn Cemetery and go out to the falls and back.

20 days ago

It was a great short hike, but just know it is straight up.

Definitely not 1.3 out and back. More like .5 out and back.

This trail follows the Provo River Parkway Trail. It was so quick to The Falls, we actually kept walking thinking you can get closer to it. We turned back and spent time in the pool area at the bottom. The water was shallow in some parts at the bottom, so my not so loving water baby could walk on the rocks, but not get too wet.

Nice for a fun cool off time during the summer, but really easy so it was packed with people.

Would do it again!

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