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Donut Falls

Big Cottonwood Canyon, North Salt Lake, UT
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Falls was frozen over :( but pretty hike

We hiked about a week after it snowed. The falls was completely frozen over and the path was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
dsimps34
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Laie, Hawaii
Great Hike with the kids.

Nice short hike up the trail to the Falls. Parking is limited near by. Plenty of parking by the... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Alan G
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Holladay, Utah
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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 weeks ago

We hiked about a week after it snowed. The falls was completely frozen over and the path was covered in snow. We couldnt even tell where the falls was. We heard someone fell through the snow and passed away, so we didnt risk walking on...More

Thank dsimps34
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Nice short hike up the trail to the Falls. Parking is limited near by. Plenty of parking by the highway, so further to hike. We had some hot chocolate when we got back to our car.

2  Thank Alan G
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Made this hike the afternoon following a light snow from the Big Cottonwood parking lot. Road to the trailhead was closed which added 2 miles to the round trip trek for a total of around 5 Miles. Uphill on the way in...slippery on the way...More

Thank altaman55
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

I lived in salt lake for a short time many years ago and Donut falls was a favorite hiking spot for my wife and 5 year old daughter. Then a few years ago my son and I went on a cross country trip from our...More

2  Thank MikeS_From_Chicago
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

You do a bit of hiking. Can make the entire hike in just over an hour. Beautiful fall and we even saw two moose along the way.

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

We came her a bit unprepared. It's a bit more than a regular hike as you do a little bit of climbing, however it's still very much on the safe side. The end of it looks absolutely fantastic and it's really worth going there.

Thank ZekeMarsh
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you want a quick adventure that's super close, checkout Donut Falls! This hike had been on my Utah adventure bucket list for a while and I just hiked it this past February which made for quite the adventure. Once we made it to the...More

Thank AdventureCouple_2017
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is a great and wonderful hike. The hike is pretty easy to the falls and less than a mile. Once you get there, the scramble up to the actual falls and small cave can be pretty tough, especially if there has been recent rain....More

1  Thank turbotrevor
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

So the trail we took sort of dead ends at the stream and you have to climb down the rock (not scary) and walk alongside the stream. That didn't seem apparent to us and we accidentally took a side trail to the right that took...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

It was a super easy trail but what made it fun was climbing the waterfall. It is slippery and dangerous but it was a lot of fun and very pretty. I wouldn't recommend kids climbing the waterfall. It is crowded though.

1  Thank Abbey M
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Molly U
May 27, 2017|
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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
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