Bells Canyon Trail to Lower Falls

If you’re ready to see some waterfalls and enjoy the great outdoors, Bells Canyon Trail is the hike for you. This hike will take you along a scenic reservoir, all the way up to a gorgeous waterfall. You will also be able to enjoy the beautiful views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Mountains.

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This hike is a total of 4.6 miles out and back trail near Sandy, Utah. With an elevation gain of 1,453 feet, making it suitable for all ages and abilities. The best time of the year to enjoy all the hike has to offer is June through October. Whether you enjoy hiking, running or snowshoeing, this trail is perfect for you. One important thing to mention is it can get pretty busy during peak season, because this trail can be hiked by beginners – advanced hikers. Be prepared to see plenty of other hikers along the way. Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not allowed in the area.

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The parking lot for this trail is right off of 9600 South Highway, with plenty of room for all visitors. The first waterfall is 2.5 miles from the parking lot. There are signs all along the parking lot directing you to the many trailheads. Many people will bring fishing rods, but it’s important to remember that it is a catch-and-release only area. It’s important to note you will see a lot of wildlife along the trail so please be sure to pick up after yourself if you bring water bottles, snacks, etc.