Saturday, May 10, 2008

Hidden Falls- You Can Find It

One of the great things about Utah is the number of walking and hiking trails all over the state. There is everything to easy walks on urban trails to very difficult hikes in some of the most remote areas of the United States. Of course, there are many walks and hikes in between these two extremes.

One of my favorite easy hikes is one that even my youngest children can go on without difficulty. The Hidden Falls Trail is an extremely short trail, only about 0.25 miles long and has only about a 40 foot climb in elevation. The biggest obstacles on this trail are crossing over some rocks and boulders and the small stream. At the end of the trail you find yourself in a small box canyon with a beautiful waterfall that is about 40 feet tall.

At the base of the waterfall is a small, shallow pool that kids love to play in. There is an old, abandoned mine shaft just down from the falls that is gated up, but kids love to yell down the shaft and hear the echoes. Hidden Falls is a nice cool spot to visit during the hot summer months and is also a great place to start more strenuous hikes on one of the nearby trails.

Place: Hidden Falls, Mill B North Fork Trail
Location: Big Cottonwood Canyon, Parking Lot at the "S" Curve
Phone: None
Hours: Dawn until Dusk
Cost: FREE

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Distance from:
Salt Lake City: 20 miles
Ogden: 55 miles
Provo: 44 miles
Logan: 100 miles

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