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Donut Falls Trail

Intermediate
 4.5 (32) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A family friendly trail to a unique waterfall.


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Map Key

1.5

Miles

2.4

KM

Out and Back

7,876' 2,400 m

High

7,481' 2,280 m

Low

417' 127 m

Up

416' 127 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Cave · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly A quick and easy hike for all ages!

The road is closed October-May, but the trail is still accessible.

Overview

This is a great beginner or family friendly hike for the summer months. The unique Donut Falls is a popular attraction so the trail can be quite busy, so it might be best to visit early or on a weekday.

Description

This is a very easy, short trail to a cool waterfall! It is mostly flat, and worth it at the end. Wear shoes you can get wet. This trail is very busy, and parking often is limited. There is additional parking just off the main road, but will add an addition 1/2 mile to the hike.

Contacts

Shared By:

Whitney Durham with improvements by Liz

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 32 votes

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Photos

Donut Falls
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
View from the trail.
Jul 6, 2022 near Alta, UT
The Donut
Jul 6, 2022 near Alta, UT
View from the trail
Jul 6, 2022 near Alta, UT
Inside the donut
Jul 6, 2022 near Alta, UT
View from the top of the donut.
Jul 6, 2022 near Alta, UT

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Check-Ins

Oct 4, 2022
Dj Huber
Started from road. 3mi — 1h 06m
Jul 6, 2022
Stewart Carnes
Mar 6, 2022
Gosia Majerczyk
Winter hike with Jamie. beautiful.
Aug 14, 2021
Marc Daniel
With Mila after Blanche lake — 15h 00m
Jun 6, 2021
Ivan Vo
May 1, 2021
Jordan Hansen
Dec 20, 2020
Private User
Jul 21, 2020
Jacob Stuckey
w/ Heather