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Stewart Cascades Trail #056

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Length


3.6 Miles 5.9 Kilometers


680' 207 m

Ascent

-680' -207 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

7,184' 2,190 m

High

6,854' 2,089 m

Low

Shared By Taylor Hoj

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A family-friendly hike leading to the breathtaking Stewart Cascades (Stewart Falls) on the east side of Mount Timpanogos.

Taylor Hoj

Dogs Off-leash

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

Family Friendly The trail is not too long, nor technical. Many families regularly take their children on this trail. It is, however, advised that parents keep a close eye on their kids, especially near the waterfall.

Optimal Season: Early spring to mid-fall. Open year round. Some snowshoe to the falls during winter, but those that do so should be aware of avalanche dangers.

Overview

Stewart Cascades, also known as Stewart Falls, is one of the most scenic and photogenic waterfalls in northern Utah. It falls in two tiers and is over 200 feet tall. It is a moderate hike through a beautiful forest on the east side of Mount Timpanogos.

Need to Know

The trail starts at Aspen Grove, along the Alpine Loop Road. Several trails start here so pay attention to the signs. The Stewart Falls trail is easy to find. It is wide and well-maintained.

Parking at Aspen Grove requires an entry fee of $6 for a three-day pass which is paid at a toll booth on the Alpine Scenic Loop. If you are tight on cash, you can park a little ways down the road just below BYU's Aspen Grove Lodge on the side of the road, then walk up the road to the trailhead.

There is also an alternative trail that comes up to the falls from Sundance Ski Resort.

Description

The trail is well-marked and easy to follow. The descent from the ridge down to the base of the falls is quite steep (youngsters should be held in check at that point) but this is a great family friendly hike overall. Summer is a good time to make the trek, and fall is even better because colored leaves are magnificent.

Once at the falls, some will venture up to the base of the first tier of the falls, however, the trail to this area is on a steep slant and this is not recommended. Once you've enjoyed the falls, turn back and return the way that you came to return to the trailhead.

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Oct 7, 2018
Kevin Major
This was our first hike in Utah and we loved it. Lots of gorgeous scenery. Changing colors and water fall. Cool and some rain at start. Hiked to 71… 3.7mi
Sep 30, 2018
Rebecca Janis
3.9mi
Aug 26, 2018
Enrique Sandoval
Aug 19, 2018
Emily Pitsch
Jul 27, 2018
Colby Hansen
Jun 2, 2018
Brad Albrecht
May 18, 2018
Zak Kandare
3.6mi

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  4.7 from 10 votes

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One of my most favorite hikes of all time! Take the ski lift up from Sundance Mountain Resort and hike all the way down to the falls and then continue down to the resort. Meadows and mountains, forests and waterfalls. AMAZING! I went the end of June and due to the snow melt, had to cross one "raging" stream that was a little tricky. BEAUTIFUL. Jul 30, 2017

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