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Donut Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (24) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A family friendly trail to a unique waterfall.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Out and Back

7,876' 2,400 m

High

7,481' 2,280 m

Low

417' 127 m

Up

416' 127 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A quick and easy hike for all ages!

The road is closed October-May, but the trail is still accessible.

Overview

This is a great beginner or family friendly hike for the summer months. The unique Donut Falls is a popular attraction so the trail can be quite busy, so it might be best to visit early or on a weekday.

Description

This is a very easy, short trail to a cool waterfall! It is mostly flat, and worth it at the end. Wear shoes you can get wet. This trail is very busy, and parking often is limited. There is additional parking just off the main road, but will add an addition 1/2 mile to the hike.

Contacts

Shared By:

Whitney Durham with improvements by Liz

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  4.5 from 24 votes

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Donut Falls
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Donut Falls
Jul 18, 2019 near Alta, UT
Look up - Beautiful Aspens along Donut Falls Trail.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Donut Falls.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Scene along Donut Falls Trail.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT

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Check-Ins

Jul 21, 2020
Jacob Stuckey
w/ Heather
Jul 8, 2020
Brian L
1.2mi
Apr 14, 2020
Chase McMahon
Feb 29, 2020
Nikki Denison
Nov 3, 2019
Courtney K
Sep 14, 2019
Paul B
Short and scenic trail. 1.4mi — 0h 48m
Aug 25, 2019
Nate Swart
1.8mi — 0h 58m
Jul 24, 2019
Nathan Godfrey