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Rocky Mouth Falls

Rocky Mouth Falls is a fantastic family-friendly hike to a beautiful 70-foot waterfall on the southeast side of the Salt Lake Valley. The trail is short at just under a half mile one-way but packs in some fantastic scener, including one of the most scenic waterfalls in the area. Though short in distance, this hike does have some steep, rocky sections as it climbs nearly 300 feet in elevation over just under a half mile.

Trailhead

The Rocky Mouth Trailhead is located at 11200 South Wasatch Blvd in Sandy, UT (40.547125, -111.806514).

From I-15

  1. Take Exit 291 for 12300 South in Draper.
  2. Turn east onto 12300 South.
  3. Continue on 12300 South for 3.2 miles as the road turns north and becomes 1700 East.
  4. Turn east onto Wasatch Blvd.
  5. Continue 2.3 miles to the signed Rocky Mouth Trailhead and parking area on the east side of the road (40.547125, -111.806514).

The Hike

From the Rocky Mouth Trailhead, begin hiking up the stairs at the northeast end of the parking area. The stairs climb to Eagle View Drive. Once to the street, turn right and continue up Eagle View Drive on the sidewalk. The trail leaves the street about 250 yards up the road at (40.545316, -111.805126). There is no trailhead parking allowed along Eagle View Drive.

After leaving Eagle View Drive, continue hiking up the steep trail ahead. This short section is the steepest, most rugged part of the hike. Fantastic views of the Salt Lake Valley are available as the trail climbs above the homes nearby.

Continue on the trail as it enters a lush, forested area before arriving at Rocky Mouth Falls (40.543168, -111.803744). There is plenty of room to view the falls from dry ground about 100 feet away, or you may walk on rocks through the stream to get a closer look if conditions permit.

Return the way you came. Round trip hiking distance is approximately 0.8 miles.

Rules and Regulations

  • Open dawn to dusk.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Pack out trash.
  • No trailhead parking on Eagle View Drive.

Special Considerations

The first part of this trail travels through a residential neighborhood. Please respect local property owners as you pass through.

Credits

This trail guide provided by Backcountry Post.