I planned on visiting the Salt Lake City area in late May, but due to work rescheduled to early May. I wondered whether snow at higher elevations would have any effect on finding waterfalls. Well, there is still snow, and there were flurries as I was driving to some of the higher elevations. Nothing too bad, though!
I was trying to find Donut Falls, but you’ll have to find out about that elsewhere. The road to the falls was blocked off. I probably could have walked the extra mile to the trailhead, but really had no wish to do that in the snow. Instead, I looked up some other waterfalls that were along the same road.
There are a number of waterfalls along UT-190. Hidden Falls is by far one of the easiest to find, easiest to visit, and just plain impressive. It’s a really stunning waterfall. A mine is right next to the falls, and there are also wood crates in the creek that lead to hidden coves. Hidden Falls is definitely worthwhile visiting!
1) Head east on UT-190 (Cottonwood Canyon Road). You will enter the National Forest.
2) Just past mile-marker 6 (which is not 6 miles along the path, but instead 4 miles or so), there is a S-shaped curve. There are two parking areas on the right side of the road. They are somewhat easy to miss at first!
3) The second parking area, Mill B North Fork, is where you want to park.
4) Follow the trail uphill and across UT-190.
5) You will be able to see the falls, but it can be a little confusing. Head up the obvious trail for just a few feet, and then veer left along a trail toward the creek. Don’t follow the trail that follows the road. And definitely don’t try to climb the trail that goes uphill. It’s way to complicated and steep!
6) Follow the left trail along the creek a very short distance to the falls. If you feel like you’re exerting way too much energy, then it’s not the right path!
Where in the World is Hidden Falls?: map