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Trail

0.4 mile 0.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 93' 28 m
Descent: -2' -1 m
High: 6,926' 2,111 m
Low: 6,835' 2,083 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 13% (8°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This popular scenic path follows a stream and ends at a small waterfall that cascades over a ledge.

Megan W

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly Short, easy trail with ample water features and interesting rock formations. Squeeze in some history by learning how Mormon settlers diverted the creek here using the natural landscape.

Description

From the parking area, travel over mostly flat terrain until reaching a bridge where you'll join the streamside path. Gain elevation gradually as you marvel at the hoodoo spires above the trail. After a slightly steeper section, you arrive at a fork. First take the left fork (southwards) up to Mossy Cave. This grotto was formed by an underground spring. Depending on the time of year, the cave features either moss or giant icicles.

Return to the trail fork and take the other branch heading north. You'll arrive at the top of a small waterfall that runs over a Dolomite limestone lip. The waterfall flows from May to October. This enjoyable trail is easy on the legs and great on the senses. Because this trailhead is accessed prior to the entrance station, you can explore this area for free without paying the park fee.

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Apr 10, 2019
Elyana Barrera
Started snowing when we got there. Fun, short hike with wonderful views
Apr 5, 2019
Ryan Vierstraete
Mar 29, 2019
Max Schmaling
Mar 25, 2019
Tracey Ziniel
Feb 26, 2019
Sandy Xian
Dec 23, 2018
Janine W
0.8mi
Sep 16, 2018
Rock On
Pretty and short. Good for small children, probably.
Sep 16, 2018
Misty Clark

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 17 votes

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in Utah

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