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Donut Falls Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer out and back
73% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 417' 127 m
Descent: -416' -127 m
High: 7,876' 2,400 m
Low: 7,481' 2,280 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 33% (18°)

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Trail shared by Whitney Durham with improvements by Liz

A family friendly trail to a unique waterfall.

Whitney Durham

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

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

Overview

This is a great beginner or family friendly run 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 run.

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Donut Falls
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Donut Falls
Jul 18, 2019 near Alta, UT
Look up - Beautiful Aspens along Donut Falls Trail.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Scene along Donut Falls Trail.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT
Donut Falls.
Jan 22, 2016 near Alta, UT

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