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A great trail with a waterfall and fantastic views.


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3.6

Miles

5.8

KM

Out and Back

6,191' 1,887 m

High

4,853' 1,479 m

Low

1,339' 408 m

Up

1,338' 408 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a great trail with lots of rocks and roots. It starts with sandy switchbacks and rapid elevation gain. The trail follows the creek up to the waterfall. A very popular trail with locals, hit this trail on a Sunday morning during the week to avoid the crowds.

Need to Know

The switchbacks are fairly exposed. This trail is fairly shaded after the first 0.5 mile. Lots of hikers on the trail so remember etiquette.

Description

From the trailhead, head up the switchbacks that are sandy and soft, the trail is easy to follow and will probably be busy. There is a lot of sun exposure here, so the first half mile can be very warm and a reason for sunscreen. The trail levels out after the switchbacks and then climbs again to the BST, which it joins, follows around the mountain, and starts to head up the canyon.

When heading into the canyon, stay to the right, following the singletrack which drops down to the creek and keeps following the creek all the way to the waterfall. The terrain gets more rugged as you continue, with many rocks and roots. The trail then crosses the creek and runs through a campground as it continues to climb.

There is a scramble across a flat rock section which heads into the most technical part of the trail with about a quarter of a mile left before the waterfall. This last part can be very tricky and steep, just keep moving along the trail until you get to the last crossing of the creek just below the waterfall and you are there. Enjoy the view and refuel for the return trip, back the way you just came up.

The trail does extend beyond the waterfall, but most turn around at that viewpoint.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildflowers on the trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Tom Wolfe with improvements by Jules Flowers

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 23 votes

#696

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  4.3 from 23 votes
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Photos

Top of the switchbacks
Apr 20, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT
Looking down at bridge split Adams Canyon and BST
Apr 20, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT
The view from the bottom
Apr 11, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT
First view point
Apr 11, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT
North Fork Holmes Creek bridge
Apr 20, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT
Start here going to left of fence for switchbacks
Apr 20, 2015 near Fruit H…, UT

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