Hike to Bell Canyon's Waterfall

Bell Canyon Trailhead

Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

1500 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Eric Bennett

Easy Parking
Forest
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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.

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

Absolutely loved this hike. Scenery was beautiful, a lot of sun however quite a bit of natural shade. The waterfall was so amazing! Definitely going back.

Really long, really uphill, really tiring....TOTALLY WORTH IT

Distance

4 Miles

Elevation Gain

1500 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Eric Bennett

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