Doughnut Falls Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah 84660

Distance0.8mi
Elevation Gain268ft
Trailhead Elevation7,465ft
Top7,627ft
Elevation Min/Max7465/7627ft
Elevation Start/End7465/7465ft

Doughnut Falls Trail

Doughnut Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 0.8 miles long and begins at 7,465 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 268 feet. Near the trailhead there are a parking and restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Mill D South Trail.

Doughnut Falls Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Doughnut Falls is unique—a waterfall that plunges through a hole in the rock and into a grotto before cascading down the rocky drainage below. It’s a short hike, popular with families and youth groups. If you want to climb to the top of the falls, you’ll face a challenging but rewarding scramble."

"This popular local hike features an intriguing waterfall that plunges dramatically through a hole in the rock before cascading down the rocky drainage below. This short, refreshing hike skirts the Mill D South Fork Creek to Doughnut Falls, making it a popular destination for kids of all ages.

This rugged little canyon, shaded with white, yellow, and blue spruce as well as Douglas fir, limber pine, and quaking aspen, is a fascinating location to visit and has much to offer families visiting the area. At the falls, water rushes from the small creek above into what appears to be a doughnut hole carved in stone. The water then splashes out below, cascading over the boulders and spraying a cool mist on visiting hikers."

Doughnut Falls Trail Reviews

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8/2/2009
Easy hike to the falls, this ones good for inexperienced hikers and children.
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8/6/2008
Very easy nice trail. Lots of families use this trail.
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12/9/2007
Very beautiful at this time of the year. The hike from the main road/parking area to the trail head was longer than the trail though. Kind of confusing at the trail head as there is a trail that cuts off to the right. It will take you to the falls, but is not the trail. Previous snowshoers had cut a trail and followed that. Beautiful view of the Wasatch Mtns, easy hike really. One tough spot down a rock step. Deffinately heading back in the Summer to see how it looks.
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8/25/2007
It's public land again. In January of 2007 Salt Lake City purchased the land. -Deseret Morning News http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4188/is_20070120/ai_n17146520
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7/7/2005
This trail is no longer available. The land was bought by a private owner. They will no longer allow you on the property to go up and see the falls.
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2/9/2003
We were looking for a short hike/snowshoe to tackle during the late afternoon of a lazy Sunday, and this short hike/snowshoe caught our eye. It's a great beginnning snowshoe that leads to a waterfall cascading through the middle of a large rock (hence the Donut falls name :). When we visited the falls were completely frozen on the outside, but we could hear the water running behind the veneer of sparkling ice. This hike is a great way to spend an afternoon or even a good trip to tackle after a short day on the slopes of Brighton or Solitude.
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9/1/2001
This is a short but really nice, well marked trail leading up to a beautiful and interesting waterfall area - the water flows right through a rock 'donut'. It's a great place to take visitors or relatives who don't want to walk too far, but want to get an idea of the beautiful variety in the Wasatch mountains. For the more adventurous, you can climb up the rocks and the side of the waterfall and jump in the water - there's a pool at the top that is like a giant covered hot tub - except the water is freezing! The only drawback, is that especially on weekends, it's a crowded area - there are always cars packed into the trailhead parking area. Definitely a nice place to go on a hot summer day!
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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Parks
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Aire
Local Maps