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Stewart Cascades Trail #056

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


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3.6

Miles

5.9

KM

Out and Back

7,184' 2,190 m

High

6,854' 2,089 m

Low

680' 207 m

Up

680' 207 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

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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Hiking Stewart Falls in the winter
Feb 3, 2020 near Pleasan…, UT
Stewart Cascades, also known as Stewart Falls, flows fervently in mid-June.
Jun 24, 2017 near Pleasan…, UT
Stewart Falls!
Jul 28, 2017 near Pleasan…, UT
Scenic view on the way to the top
Jun 17, 2018 near Cedar H…, UT

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May 30, 2020
Allie Swain
May 16, 2020
Ethan Kikuchi
3.6mi
Mar 29, 2020
Mike Martinez
Oct 23, 2019
Adam Ab
Oct 14, 2019
Cat Evans
Heavy foot traffic, bad trail etiquette. 3.8mi
Jul 24, 2019
Mark G
Jul 13, 2019
Mike Ferguson
As other reviews described,nice hike for a family of 11 and good to start early since lot was full when we finished. Cool and cloudy very comfortable
Jun 10, 2019
Tessa Meredith