Hidden Falls, Big Cottonwood Canyon, Salt Lake City, Utah

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I’m a sucker for waterfalls, especially if the hike to them is short. Last weekend the whole fam went out to see Hidden Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon, thanks to a tip from the book 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City by Greg Witt.

Hidden Falls is just a short walk starting at Mill B North Fork Parking Area, about 4.5 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon. It could be added as an addendum to any activity up the canyon, as the hike to the falls took all of five minutes. Well, to be honest it took Big E and little g a little longer, but mostly because of the rocks along the way.

Hidden Falls is surrounded by variegated cliffs, towering titans guarding the precious water. As we followed the stream just across the road from the parking area, Hidden Falls appeared within minutes, a beautiful mountain waterfall.

After splashing at the base of the waterfall, Big E scrambled up the nearby rocks like a true Mountain Kid. We all enjoyed the sounds of rushing water and the energy of being in the great outdoors.

Trail Info:
Distance: 200 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Tips: Combine this hike with a visit to Doughnut Falls just a few miles further up the canyon.

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Author: Mountain Mom

Hi! I'm Mountain Mom. I live with my husband and three young kids in the mountains near Sundance, Utah. When we're not hiking, biking, skiing and camping, I spend my time doing Mom stuff and reading. Summer of 2016 we traveled over 7,000 miles along the US National Park to Park Highway.

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