Hike Grotto Falls Trail

Trillium Gap Trailhead

Walk behind a 25-foot waterfall, and spot plentiful wildflowers during the spring.

This is an intermediate hike along Trillium Gap Trail. There are four stream crossings on your way to the falls, as you hike through an idyll, often wildflower-sprinkled landscape. Late spring is best for catching blooms. Once at the waterfall, you can walk behind the cascade of water.

This is a popular hike, so make sure to arrive early. In winter, you will need to access this hike via the Rainbow Falls Trailhead, which adds another 3.4 miles to this hike.

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 2.6 Miles
Elevation Gain 585 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

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Fun and Easy Hike

This was a nice hike and had quite a bit to offer, like views of the mountains and several creek crossings. I recommend playing around in the waterfall at the top and the smaller ones down the hill.

Excellent

This is a great, easy hike. I hiked this trail with my wife and 2 kids (7 and 3). It is a beautiful waterfall and well worth the hike.

This is an easy hike to a gorgeous waterfall that you can walk behind. Since it's so scenic and easy it draws the crowds, so try to arrive at the trailhead early in the morning.


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