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Donut Falls Trail

Salt Lake City, UT

Donut Falls Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

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Lake Blanche Trail
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love this hike! went on it yesterday 10-28; and we had a blast! I would say its extreme, I've been on a lot of hikes alone this year, and this was by far, the most intense! Definitely worth it!

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A little bushwacking but a beautiful hike.

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Lake Blanche Trail
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77 Completed 17 Reviews

Beautiful hike, especially in the fall! I would recommend going the first weekend in October. I went on Oct. 11, and most of the aspens at the lake had dropped, although there were still plenty of trees to add a hue of yellow to the surrounding area. Cottonwoods, aspens, and douglas fur are along the trail, all giving different colors as the season changes. Trail is relatively steady uphill, with a few areas getting more steep, but nothing crazy. If you are moderate hiking conditioning, you won't need a break. Took me 1:15 to go up, and 1:00 to go down. It'll take longer if you stop or want to slow down and enjoy the wonderful scenery. I noticed many of the hikers did not go all the way to the top. There really isn't a great "turn around" spot along the trail unless you get to the top, because the views and scenery is relatively constant throughout the hike. There seemed to be many more people in the afternoon than in the morning. Prepare to park along the road, as the parking lot is tiny and this is a very popular hike. There are numerous trails around the lake (and other lakes there) that give you additional ways to explore up there once you get to the top. NO PETS are allowed on this hike, since it is a watershed area for SLC. This is a must do!

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