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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
View from the trail
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Upper Cascade
Jul 1, 2022 near Pleasan…, UT
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Jun 28, 2022 near Cedar H…, UT
Stewart Cascades, also known as Stewart Falls, flows fervently in mid-June.
Jun 24, 2017 near Pleasan…, UT
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Oct 7, 2023
Austin Jarman
Jul 1, 2023
hdjohnson
Family Hike 4mi
May 26, 2023
Derek Norby
3.6mi — 2h 30m
Feb 18, 2023
Sarah B
Dec 24, 2022
Jake Westover
Aug 7, 2022
Enrique Sandoval
Jul 1, 2022
Stewart Carnes
May 28, 2022
Madison Smith
Beautiful Hike, with lots to see. The trail is a bit rough but it's a fairly easy hike. 3.7mi — 1h 45m
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