Overview

This short paved trail follows a section of the Spanish Fork River to an area where a line of water peacefully drips out of rocks and into a stream creating a lush hanging garden along it’s way. While the trail itself is paved and mostly level getting a close up view of one of the dripping rocks requires a short but steep walk to the bank of the river below. This trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible and is suitable for children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Trailhead

The Dripping Rock Trail begins on Rivers Bottom Road near the mouth of Spanish Fork Canyon. To reach the trailhead from I-15 near Spanish Fork:

  1. Take Exit 257 for US 6 toward Price.
  2. Drive southeast on US 6 for 4.1 miles to Powerhouse Road.
  3. Turn right (west) onto Powerhouse Road.
  4. Continue 0.2 miles to Rivers Bottom Road.
  5. Turn right (north) onto Rivers Bottom Road.
  6. Drive 100 yards and turn left into the Spanish Fork River Trail parking area (40.08466,-111.59628).

The Route

From the parking area on Rivers Bottom Road, begin walking on the paved trail heading southwest across the river. Once across the bridge, turn left into a tunnel that crosses below Powerhouse Road. Continue walking on the path as it turns right, then quickly left onto the paved Dripping Rock Trail.

Keep walking through a forested corridor with occasional views of the river below. Listen for the sound of water dripping into the river to help identify when you are near one of the dripping rocks. You will be able to see the rocks from the trail, but you may want to walk down to the river to get a closer look. Use caution when the water is flowing swiftly.

After one half mile, the trail ends near a concrete dam and a small waterfall (40.07910,-111.59459). Return the way you came.

Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs must be on leash.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • Pack out all trash.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.