Hike to Big Cottonwood Canyon's Hidden Falls

Hike to Big Cottonwood Canyon's Hidden Falls

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Jordan Smith

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
River
Waterfall

Picturesque waterfall and creek. Climbing routes. Easy access. Very short. Shaded. Minimal elevation gain. 0.3 mile hike. 53 foot elevation gain.

Hidden Falls is a beautiful little waterfall with minimal crowds. When I say minimal, I mean I've only seen another person there 1 of the 5 or 6 times that I have been. Take it in. Stay a while. Scramble around the small canyon for different perspectives of the falls or the creek. If you don't have a neutral density filter, the light in the evening is great for longer exposures.

I've never climbed at this location, but I have seen others climb on the down-canyon side of the creek about 15-20 yards downstream from the falls. Nice cool spot at almost any time of the day with the shade and the moisture from the falls.

Getting There:

From the East I-215 belt route, take exit 6 for 6200 S, then travel East on 6200 S for approximately 1.8 Miles to Big Cottonwood Canyon Rd. From the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, travel East for approximately 4.0 miles to the "S Curve." It literally looks like an S. As you round the first curve, park on your right hand side in the North end of the S. Follow the trail marked "Mill B North Fork" across the road to the North. Mill B turns to the right once you cross the road. STAY STRAIGHT. Simply follow the creek for about 50 yards (there is a trail on the right hand side of the creek) and you can't miss the falls.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

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Fun, quick stop

If you're heading up Big Cottonwood and want a quick, shady stop, pull over at the s-curve and take a half hour to enjoy this little waterfall.

Short Hike, Great View

Less than 5 min hike but cool waterfall

Nice

Awesome short hike.

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Rock Climbing

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Added by

Jordan Smith

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