Getting to Battle Creek Falls is relatively easy. Figuring out which trail to take…that can be a little bit confusing at first, though it’s a straight shot once you identify the trail. Hiking uphill…not the worse, but you’ll still feel your legs burn. It’s a pretty enjoyable hike (for a cooler day).
When I arrived, I was pretty confused. There seemed to be three or four different trails, and the directions I had could have possibly led to two possible trails. Someone noticed my confused face, and helped me identify the correct path. I later took a picture so I could help others identify the correct trail. It’s Battle Creek Trail No. 50 (which will also indicate junctions to Curley Springs Trail No. 51 and Dry Canyon Trail No. 49 in 1.5 and 2.5 miles, respectively). Once you’re on the trail, it’s flatter until you approach the falls, where it becomes steeper. I wasn’t as worn out compared to some of the other waterfalls I had hiked to in the area. (Many places say it’s 1.8 miles round trip to the falls, but I think it might have been closer to 1 mile round trip.)
The falls didn’t have a huge amount of water flowing in early May, though there was still some water. It did get warmer as the day progressed, and I can’t imagine hiking this in the dog days of summer. I’m not even sure there would be much water. There is a smaller drop further upstream, and you can keep hiking further upstream, though it becomes consistently steeper. I stopped exploring after 0.9 miles one-way.
1) The easiest way to navigate to the falls is to find the intersection of E 200 S St and S 1500 E St in Pleasant Grove.
2) You will continue east along E 200 S St along a short dirt road to the parking area.
3) Find Battle Creek Trail No. 50, and head northeast along the trail. After 0.5 miles or so, you should reach the falls. They’re pretty hard to miss (though keep going if you don’t see them at the 0.5 mile marker).
Where in the World is Battle Creek Falls?: map
My AllTrails Map (I hiked further than the falls): map