Hike to Bell Canyon's Waterfall

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Distance

4 miles

Elevation Gain

1500 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Eric Bennett

Bell Canyon Waterfall is a scenic hike or trail run, which makes for a great weekday adventure. During summer months, head here after work for stunning sunset views.

If you keep a steady pace, the hike takes about an hour each way, so allow time when trying to catch the sunset. The hike is pretty easy until right before you reach the falls, where there is a big, steep hill you have to climb.

From the parking lot/trailhead, head up the path and head left when you arrive at the reservoir, so that the water is on your right. You will see a "trail" sign on the left of the path, follow this small trail all the way and you will cross a bridge over the stream at some point and then you will come to the bottom of a steep, rocky hill. At the top of the hill, head left around the big tree and continue straight until you hear/see the falls.

Be careful when maneuvering around the falls, especially in the dark; the rocks and dirt get really slippery and wet. You can get a great view of the sunset just on top of the falls. Camping is prohibited here and dogs are not allowed as it is Sandy's Watershed.

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πŸ₯‡Top Contributor

over 5 years ago

awesome hike - good food nearby

This one is a go-to in the SLC area. Hit up the Cotton Bottom for garlic burgers just off the exit at 6200 S afterward! Super tasty and the vibe is casual and local. It's a bar so 21+ only.

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πŸ₯ˆ Contributor

over 5 years ago

Spring/fall recommended :)

This hike starts from the valley floor and is pretty steep, I definitely recommend doing it in the spring or fall to avoid the brutal summer temperatures! although you could cool down by sitting under the falls ;)

This adventure is one of the classics of the Wasatch Front, I would highly recommend!

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