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Enjoyable waterfall hikes around Salt Lake

6 Family-Friendly Hikes to Waterfalls

Utah has so much to offer to the outdoor enthusiast, but what if your not an avid hiker or just want to enjoy a leisurely afternoon on a hot day with the family.  The answer is to experience one of the several nearby waterfalls around Salt Lake.  Its a great way to be outdoors while cooling off at the same time.  Plus spring and summer are the best times to visit these beautiful waterfalls.  Here are six waterfalls in the Salt Lake and Utah Valleys that require 60 minutes or less to enjoy.

 

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Hidden Falls

Located 4.4 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon, you'll park inside the 'S' curve and head across the road to the north. You'll more than likely hear the falls from the road. This 0.25 mile roundtrip hike has an added bonus — an old gated mine entrance.

Lisa Falls

Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon 2.7 miles, and you'll see a small parking area on the left side of the road. Park here and start the 0.45 mile roundtrip hike to Lisa Falls, where the water cascades down the quartz monzonite rock. The rock around Lisa Falls is also a popular spot for mountain climbers.

Rocky Mouth Falls

At 11330 S. Wasatch Blvd. in Sandy, you'll see the parking area for Rocky Mouth Falls. Be sure to park in the Rocky Mouth parking lot and not on the street. The trail to this waterfall actually leads you through a neighborhood before beginning the actual trail, which is located between two houses. Follow this trail to the falls.

Battle Creek Falls

If you are looking for a little more difficulty, this 1.6 mile roundtrip hike is it. Located at the east end of Battle Creek Drive (200 South) in Pleasant Grove, this 50-foot waterfall is a great reward after your hike.

Bridal Veil Falls

This well-known waterfall is the largest and easiest one to access along the Wasatch Mountains. Drive 3.8 miles up Provo Canyon and the falls are just 100 feet from the parking area. There is even a pool at the bottom of the falls stocked with hundreds of rainbow trout. You can feed them fish food from a vending machine for $.25.

The Grotto

Located 7 miles up the popular Nebo Loop in Payson Canyon, this easy 0.6 mile roundtrip hike leads you to a small, cave-like waterfall. Footbridges cross over the ankle deep water as you make your way to the picturesque Grotto.

 

 

Adam Provance provided information about the waterfall hikes.  He is a blogger at YourHikeGuide.com and has hiked all over the southwestern United States. He is an Eagle Scout and also an instructor for Desert & Wilderness Survival. Contact him at yourhikeguide@gmail.com

 
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