60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City
by Greg Witt (Menasha Ridge Press)
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The trail was not well marked and the actual 2.6 mile hike has been blocked off with rocks. We had to take another route that added atleast a mile of switchbacks. The waterfall is well worth the steepness at the end of the hike
I took my 8 & 5 yr old kids on this trail hike and loved it. The weather was perfect for mid-April and with spring runoff the waterfall flow was very nice with some snow at the base of the falls. We took the lower trail up to the falls and the "bench (higher)" trail out. The upper or bench trail is definitely nicer but would be very hot in the summer. With our changed route, it was about 3.75 miles according to GPS. The elevation gains are moderate to high. The map is a little deceiving on the rocks and elevation gain but great quick day hike trail.
Beautiful trail, especially in the fall (The waterfall was still amazing, although I suppose it would be quite a bit bigger in spring.) Probably one of the busiest trails in Ogden, for good reason. The trail involves a bit of clambering, which is probably a positive rather than a negative for most people on this site :-)
The waterfall at the end of the hike was awesome but an over crowded trail with lots of bikers coming down, children scattered throughout the steep rocky sections, and unleashed dogs made the hike much longer than it really should have been. Overall a good day in the sun.
This trail is a lot of fun. It starts out in the sun going along the foothills, but quickly winds into the canyon and becomes fairly steep and rocky. The scenery is magnificent and the waterfall at the end is simply amazing. I've done the loop from Waterfall up over Malan's peak before, and that is an awesome hike as well.
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