Hike to Donut Falls



3.5 miles

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Added by Eric Bennett

Take a 3.5-mile roundtrip hike to this amazingly beautiful and picturesque waterfall. This hike, located in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, is good for all seasons with easy access to the trail.

The Trail

Follow the trail for just a little bit and when it forks, stay to the left and you will arrive to Donut Falls. Once at the waterfall, climb up the rocks to get to the cave at the top, which is not visible from the bottom. To take pictures inside of the cave, you will most likely get your feet wet.

This is a really short hike, so it's great if you are short on time and want to see something amazing.

Falls Coordinates: 40.629722, -111.654722

Getting There

Coming from the I-215, turn left on Big Cottonwood Road and the parking lot will be about nine miles up the road on your right. Usually the gate is closed, so park here and follow the rest of the road on foot until you get to a trailhead with restrooms on the left hand side.

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about 5 years ago

Snow Hike

Was a short yet fun little hike! Unfortunately we didn't see the falls due to the snowfall so we couldn't pass the sign that mentions not to pass cause of the dangers. Otherwise it was beautiful walking through the the fresh snow


about 5 years ago

Mild But Must

A very mild hike but an absolute must.

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about 5 years ago

Waterfall in summer, ice cave in winter!

Beautiful hike and a great waterfall to end up at! Which as a bonus turn into an ice cave in winter!

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