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Donut Falls

Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Nice walk on a hot summer day

We went on a Saturday in July and purposely parked on the highway and walked the extra mile since... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Roberta M
Payson, Utah
Very cool waterfall if you make the climb to the top

This is a moderate hike to reach the falls, and then it takes some climbing to get to be able to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Coralville, Iowa
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“easy hike” (13 reviews)
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Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a Saturday in July and purposely parked on the highway and walked the extra mile since we didn't want to deal with not finding a place at the trailhead. We had three children ages 4, 7, and 9. The road is a...More

Thank Roberta M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a moderate hike to reach the falls, and then it takes some climbing to get to be able to see the actual donut, but it's worth it. Your kids can make it to the base, but it is a moderate hike. Adults can...More

Thank MattIowa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great hike. We hiked from the main road which was a good thing since there was no parking spots open at the lot by the trailhead. Water shoes were a plus when you cross the river and the water was FREEZING! We...More

Thank Newtraveler83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our hike to donut falls on Saturday. The trail is very heavily trafficked and a little confusing. Go right (the flatter option) when you come to the fork in the road. Some people climbed the actual falls but being a middle aged woman...More

Thank DFinnCincinnati
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

As a relatively new UT resident I heard a lot about Donut Falls and decided to make a visit during the recent winter. We had a good amount of snow this year and the scenery was spectacular. I didn't bring snowshoes, but wish I would...More

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice hike, but I missed the turn off and went way too far the wrong way. I wasn't the only one, it's not marked well. It looks the the main path continues, but the trail for the falls cuts to the left past the...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I've done this hike many times now. In the summer you can honestly do this hike in sandals. It's not too vigorous but provides a beautiful scene throughout the hike and especially at the top. Just recently I did this hike in the snow and...More

Thank emilybankks
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We hiked to the falls in the snow and while snow shoes were not necessary, spikes would have been very helpful towards the turnaround point. We were very fortunate at the falls to be behind a couple of woman, one who was familiar with the...More

2  Thank dragonflytw65
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Love this hike! Its the right distance with kids or for a leisure hike with friends. We went in Oct and loved the chance to enjoy Fall. The end of the hike to the falls is through water so wear shoes that can get wet....More

2  Thank porterfam4
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Didn't have any trouble finding the trail head. The drive up into the Wasatch was beyond breathtaking. I ended up driving all the way to the ski lift area, before heading back, just to see the beautiful mountains. Coming from SW FL, it was even...More

Thank Suzi S
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Molly U
27 May 2017|
Response from Bruce K | Reviewed this property |
The cave is at the top of the falls. During the winter you climb your way right to the top as the snow covers the falls. You have to crawl into the cave. I've not been there in the summer, but I imagine there is a trail that... More
Laurel E
20 January 2017|
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Response from Suzi S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laurel, I was there in the summer, so I am unsure. Also living in FL myself. It was a pretty well laid out path, well worn, well marked. Parking could be tricky. If you park at the main road and hike in, you might need... More