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Beautiful but the graffiti was disappointing on the boulders near the falls...

My favorite waterfall! very whimsical and peaceful. It is a short hike and great for yoga/meditation or pondering time. The waterfall is breathtaking tucked around Rocky mountain and forestry. I go here often to relax...

To preface my review, it’s important to note that I am 3 months post ACL and meniscus surgery. That being said I loved this hike, until the end. The end at the waterfall, even after the last .25-.5 mike of hard climbing over rocks, was difficult for me to manage with the knee. It is a beautiful hike that is doable for many skill sets.

Only hiked up to the base of the first waterfall. Don't have any experience rock climbing or scrambling so I didn't even consider trying to get to the upper falls. If I ever learn I will go back and attempt the full hike. If you want a short, shady hike with a waterfall then try this one and just go to the base of the first waterfall. It was pretty nice just sitting on the big rocks at the falls. If you want some more hiking you can go across the road too and hike around..... pretty nice river down there.

Only about .20 miles from the trailhead, steep steps at the beginning but pretty easy and short. Past the waterfall is very steep and slippery, don’t let young kids climb up there (learned that the hard way).

beautiful short hike! waterfall at end is bonus!

10 days ago

We found this fall to be very beautiful and peaceful. Up to the fall I would rate it Moderate. There are some steep areas, and it is a lot of rocks you have to climb. I was able to do the hike by myself with a 7 year old and a 4 year old. I would reccomend this hike.

11 days ago

This was great for an hour out of our day, just keep in mind you will be going up and up and up the whole time till you reach the waterfall and it's not the greatest one but it is pretty and worth it. I did not like that when you get right before the entrance to the waterfall there is rocks just everywere and my 4 year old got scared she did not want to slip, just be causion when going and age limtit's and NO DOGS.

We went Friday at around 4pm, and had the waterfall to ourselves for awhile. So fun to take my niece (7) and nephews (14, 11) who had never been. We saw the hugest spider on the rocks by the falls! Practically Aragog or Shelob...or it felt that way. Great time climbing around and putting our dogs (feet) in the water. Other types of dogs not allowed.

The views on this hike are amazing!! The hike to get to the reservoir is pretty easy and less than a mile. Just passed the reservoir, there a little trails you can take to get an amazing view of the valley!! Now the signs to the waterfall are wrong. They say it’s about 1.2 miles but it’s longer than that and the last .25-.4 miles of the waterfall hike and straight up on rocks. It was pretty tough but the views were so so worth it. The waterfall was beautiful and also had amazing views of the valley too. Definitely recommend this!!!

this was such a good hike! it wasn't hard, just get ready for a lot of stairs.

Beautiful views. Wear proper shoes!

Loved the stairs! The waterfall was really beautiful too.

perfect short hike for any age!

Cool hike but nothing too special. Not sure we this is rated hard. It’s rocky but they are big and easy to get up. Somehow this is rated hard and Lower Bell Canyon is rated easy but this was way easier than Bell Canyon?

20 days ago

Good, shady, short hike to the water fall.

The waterfall was neat, but the boulders were a little too big for my kiddos 5 & 3. The boulders also went down the side of the mountain pretty steep.

There was an INSANE amounts of kids (mainly older) pushing their way around. The topper was the graffiti all over! We maybe stayed 15 minutes before leaving.

I loved this trail! I took my 2 year old and it was easy enough for her!

I was glad there were posts here to say how easy of a hike.it is to the bottom of the falls or I might have not checked out this amazing waterfall and passed it by. It was a super short hike to the bottom, but such a beautiful unique waterfall. The drive in Little cottonwood canyon was also just stunning. just make sure you don't on off hours so you don't have to fight the crowds. Check out my post for a 360 degree visual of the hike. https://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/06/360-adventure-little-cottonwood-canyon.html?m=1

22 days ago

Fun for the kids to play at the top

23 days ago

Short family friendly shady trail up to the lower falls. Offers great views and lots of rocks to climb around on. My kids really liked playing in the water and climbing the rocks.

24 days ago

Nice shady, short hike to a pretty waterfall. Fun for the whole family. The graffiti this time was so disappointing!

26 days ago

If you’re looking for a nice short hike, then this is a great option. A fairly busy trail. Nice waterfall at the end.

Great, short hike to the falls. Heavily trafficked is an understatement. We took the Bonneville Shoreline Trail to Hidden Valley Park on the way down to escape the people.

We went with our four kids, the youngest being 3, and they all did great. don't get intimidated my the stairs by the parking lot. the waterfall was so fun with small pools for the kids to play in.

I would say this hike is more on the easy side instead of intermediate. Beautiful wild flowers. We went in the evening and there was some good shade

This trail was amazingly beautiful this time around, I loved every second of it.

1 month ago

Level trails that follows where an old aqueduct/canal was built. The trail is flat and easy. There are several side trails and it also connects with the Alpenbock Loop trail at the half point and the western end

Easy and beautiful

I was pretty disappointed by this hike. It was far more strenuous in the beginning than I expected. It’s extremely treacherous the first .5 mile or so, mostly because there’s so much loose gravel and a huge incline over a short period. The loose gravel made coming back down really hard and scary. The views are definitely pretty, but I hate hikes with huge stretches of loose gravel. That’s really what killed it for me. I should add, I took my four kids with me, who are all awesome hikers, and my 4 year old couldn’t do the first part by himself. The steps up were too high for his little legs. So I was helping him up most of the time. I will say, once you get to the lake it’s a piece of cake.

Beautiful hike with great views, and a refreshing/beautiful waterfall at the end. It was short but had a ton of stairs so if you have bad knees I wouldn’t recommend this hike. It connects to Bonneville trial too which goes up the mountain if you’re looking for a longer hike! I did this with a 6 month old and 2.5 year old so I would say it’s kid friendly. My 2.5 year old had a ton of fun playing in the water.

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