Hike to Bell Canyon's Waterfall

Bell Canyon Trailhead

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.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Hiking Boots
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RT Distance 4 Miles
Elevation Gain 1500 Feet
Activities Chillin, Photography, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Easy Parking
Forest
River
Romantic
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

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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


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