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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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Bloods Lake Trail
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345 Completed 343 Reviews

Hiked this trail as part of a loop that started up to peak 10,420 then dropped down to Lackawaxin Lake. Then to Silver Lake and Silver Islet Lake before climbing to Bloods Lake. The hike up from Bloods Lake to Guardsman pass start steeply then levels off as you approach the trailhead.

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Grandaddy Lake Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

First, don't try to take this trail in early June like my group did. There's tons of snow along the trail at the top still. It was an interesting paradox between the sandstone and snow, which gave this hike some unique beauty. Most of the hike, if not all of it, was easy and relatively flat. Most of the hike is above 10k ft, so hope you bring your lungs with you! Take your dog along with you for this one, they'll thank you for it!

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Mount Nebo North Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

What a great hike! The grade is steep in some places, especially ascending the summit after the saddle. Plenty of wildflowers all throughout the summer. Don't expect to finish this in the "expected" 5.5 hours. Took our group 7. Great views from the top and from the saddle. BEWARE - NO WATER ALONG THE TRAIL, so pack all the water you will need. I summited with my lab too, so you can take the pooch along if they have well developed pads. Last mile is loose shale, and will cut up the paws if they are rookies to hiking.

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Bridal Veil Falls Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

The waterfall is impressive, but the "trail" isn't much to brag about. Its a paved path. Trailhead is clearly marked and only takes a few minutes. There's an overlook a few hundred feet further up the highway that gives you the same look of the falls, so the main reason to do this "hike" is to either get down to the water or to do the trail up the falls.

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The "Y" Mountain Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

Honestly, this hike is overrated. The only reason to do it is to get to the Y. The trail is steady and steep grade. It's exposed the whole way. No wildlife. Crowded. Do it once just to say you did it.

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Sunset Peak Trail
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345 Completed 343 Reviews

Good trail from Catherine Pass to Sunrise Peak once you get a few hundred feet up the trail. Amazing views from the Peak. Started early and was luck to arrive at the pass just in time to see a beautiful orange sky just before sunrise

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Big Springs Hollow Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

Great biking trail. Steady and challenging climb uphill, and smooth ride downhill. A must do for mountain bikers.

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Rock Canyon Trail
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

The canyon is beautiful and impressive. You can see climbers all along the hike, especially the first mile. As you go deeper into the canyon, there is more cover and it is more densely wooded. There's even been moose spotted in there. There are much less people after about the first mile or so too. There are many more hikers on weekends, so if you want to avoid traffic or the densely packed parking lot, maybe try a weekday. The trail ends at Rock Canyon Campground. Not much for a reward at the end, but it's nice enough. There's an overlook near the end of the trail that's worth stopping for a minute. Dogs are permitted, so bring them along! If they are prone to their pads wearing down, they should wear booties or Vaseline, since the path is mostly loose shale for the first 2 miles or so. The grade is moderate, but consistent. Full hike should take about 3-3.5 hours.

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Scout Falls
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

The falls at the end was a great reward for this hike. Its a pretty easy, flat trail that heads up to the falls. A great trail to bring the dog along with. Trailhead is clearly marked and plenty of parking. Trail is easy to follow and well maintained. I did this hike in May, which was a little early as there was still plenty of snow on the trail as we neared the end, and our group was actually forced to stop short because there was too much snow to continue. We were able to still see the falls though. I wouldn't recommend doing this hike earlier than June.

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Battle Creek Falls
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77 Completed 1 Reviews

Easy, short hike that has an impressive waterfall to reward you at the end. The last .1-.2 miles were pretty steep, but the rest of the hike initially is mostly flat and easy. You're able to get right underneath the falls, and you can also continue along the trail and head right next to the crest. This is a great hike to take the pup along with, as they'll love the water at the falls. Took me 35 minutes roundtrip. Moderate cover along most of the hike. Trailhead is easy to find, plenty of parking, and trail is well maintained, although there is some washout of the trail near the very end ascending to the crest.

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