Not an experienced hiker? No problem! We have three easy hikes to get you started. These easier hikes are a great activity for families or those looking for a nice jaunt through nature! Here’s our top three picks:
Battle Creek Falls - The Battle Creek Trail is a great family hike to a beautiful 50-foot waterfall in the foothills above Pleasant Grove. While the hike is short, it still packs some punch, gaining over 430 feet in just 0.6 miles.
Crystal Lake - Situated high in the rugged Uinta Mountains, Crystal Lake is an easy walk for hikers just looking to get out and enjoy the scenery without too much effort. With other popular trails branching off in several directions from the trailhead, Crystal Lake is often overlooked, making it a great spot even on a busy weekend. The trail has some short slopes and loose, uneven surfaces, but is suitable for hikers of all skill levels.
Stairs Gulch Waterfalls - This short but somewhat strenuous hike takes hikers to a long series of picturesque waterfalls cascading down lower Stairs Gulch in beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon. This trail has some steep, rocky sections that may be difficult for some. Overall, the hike is short, making it a good hike to build your strength and skills for longer, more strenuous trails. This hike is family-friendly, but keep an eye on children near the swift water and steep slopes.