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Scenic, Challenging Hike

Fairly tough hike as they go. A lot of small boulders to scramble over on the trail, rather than a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kurt H
Salt Lake City, Utah
Enjoy your backyard

This is a great trail. The first part to the reservior is easy to moderate good for old and young... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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10245 S Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mountains are lovely but this particular trail and area is extremely overcrowded and the hike just isn’t worth the crowds because the view is kind of underwhelming. Big Cottonwood Canyon has better and less crowded trails.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Whitney W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly tough hike as they go. A lot of small boulders to scramble over on the trail, rather than a hiking trail where you can look around as you go. Couple waterfalls are nice along the way. Part way up, it is fairly lush for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kurt H
Reviewed 6 November 2018

It's a nice trail but it's become so crowded and congested. I'd go up to Big Cottonwood for better trails.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NUWildcat15
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This is a great trail. The first part to the reservior is easy to moderate good for old and young alike. Takes about 30 to 45 mins to hike from the granite trailhead parking to the reservior. This is a protected watershed so NO DOGS...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Purg6767
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Fairly easy hike. Google Maps did not take us to the right trailhead, but there are signs in the neighborhood and on the road directing people to the proper address of the trailhead. Great views of the mountains. We went in August so the reservoir...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank katpilch
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Fun hike for families, couples, and singles. :) to the lower reservoir. The upper falls is steep but worth the adventure, without kids. The upper part of the falls can be dangerous, because it's very slippery and I've seen people jump across the river that...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank funandthensome
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I like the trail to the lower reservoir (short and steep), and beyond that, the trail from the reservoir up to the falls (long and steep). Walking along the trail as it leaves sage brush and enters the woods reminds me of hiking in California...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank afmarks
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Fun hike. Gets you out of the valley really quick and you get to see some fantastic views. Great lake if you want to go a short ways and then great waterfalls if you can go longer.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Curtis O
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Fun hike with family 5 mile round trip a little steep and rocky at the top but worth it. Nice for a sunset hike but plan for plenty of time and take water

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Backpacked solo up to the Upper Reservoir to stay the night in 3rd week of June. Although the descriptions mention that you can camp near the upper reservoir my recommendation would be to make camp around 2900m before you enter the final long stretch of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank JLStrand
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Elliott L
14 September 2017|
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Response from MarkieAnn | Reviewed this property |
There are 3 parking lots that have access to this trail. Two on Wasatch Blvd and one on Little Cottonwood Rd. (The parking lot further south on Wasatch Blvd leads to a different trail, but both get you to the... More
Michelle S
3 June 2017|
Response from Debbie W | Reviewed this property |
No dogs allowed it's a watershed