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Grotto Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.7 (3)

A family friendly trail that ends with a cavern and waterfall.


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0.3

Miles

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KM

Point to Point

6,521' 1,988 m

High

6,356' 1,937 m

Low

165' 50 m

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Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall

Family Friendly It takes about 10 minutes to reach the waterfall.

Description

One of the the more family friendly trails on Nebo Loop, the Grotto Trail is an easy jaunt that engages many of the senses. There are both coniferous and deciduous trees throughout the hiking experience. The trail is a gradual ascent that weaves around a stream that is always running. You'll cross half log bridges that criss-cross over the stream all along the hike.

The trail ends at a cavernous area with a respectable waterfall, approximately 25 feet high. The flow of the waterfall depends on the time of year, but you can always expect a picturesque scene. There is a trail that leads to the top of the waterfall but it is quite steep and appears to be more of a game trail that follows the stream. The water depth at the bottom of the waterfall can fluctuate from a few inches to a couple of feet, so be prepared!

Flora & Fauna

The fall is a fantastic time to enjoy this hike as the bright colors of yellow, orange and red, mixed with the green pine trees offers a wonderful retinal experience.

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The log bridges that criss-cross the driftwood and stream.  Fantastic colors as well!
Sep 25, 2016 near Elk Ridge, UT
The iridescent retinal experience of the trail during a fall evening on Grotto Trail
Sep 25, 2016 near Elk Ridge, UT
Here is the Grotto at the end of the trail!
Sep 25, 2016 near Elk Ridge, UT
The falls at the end of the Grotto Trail
Sep 25, 2016 near Elk Ridge, UT

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Apr 27, 2018
Maggie Peterson
Road was still closed (even though it was a beautiful day) so we walked from there to the trail. 2.6mi
Jun 10, 2017
Freddy Skelt