Battle Creek Falls Hike in Pleasant Grove, Utah
Blog Post - October 16, 2022
The Battle Creek Falls Hike is a 4.1 mile out and back moderate hike.
You will gain 1,847 feet in elevation.
You will reach the actual waterfall in less than a mile.
The waterfall has a trail to the base and a trail to the top so you can enjoy both views.
Once you pass the waterfall, you will see fewer hikers.
You follow this trail up to an open meadow at the base of Mount Timpanogos where it connects to the Dry Canyon Trail.
You’ll have amazing views of the canyon and Utah Lake.
This hike says it is moderate, but has parts that were hard because of the steep inclines.
On your way up, there are two river crossing were you will be crossing on some logs to get across. If you don't have good balance, wear some waterproof hiking shoes and walk through the creek.
The parking is free and is a large gravel parking lot. This is what it looks like:
We headed over to the trailhead, which is right by the Kiwanis Park entry. You'll make a right before Kiwanis Park onto the trailhead and follow it straight.
You'll walk under a canopy of trees and then come out onto a wide trail.
You'll continue on the trail into the canyon.
You'll head uphill until you reach a small wood bridge to cross the creek. Go ahead and cross the creek and keep heading up the trail.
You'll follow the trail until you get to the waterfall. There is a trail that takes you down to the base of the waterfall. Take that trail to the right.
After we explored at the base of the waterfall, we headed back up the steep trail and made a right to continue on the main trail up to the top of the waterfall.
The aerial views from the top of the waterfall were awesome!
After checking out the waterfall, we got back on the trail.
You're going to follow the trail down to the creek. Down at the bottom, you're going to cross the creek on two logs.
We made it across without falling in. Then we headed up the trail.
We made it to the next creek crossing. This one also had 2 logs that we used to cross.
The next part of the trail had some steep climbs and narrow trails.
You'll know you're heading the right way when you reach a clearing that has a trail sign.
This was a great area to rest, drink some water, and eat some snacks.
Then we got back onto the trail.
This hike is listed as a moderate hike, but some of these climbs were hard in my opinion.
We finally made it to the meadow where this hike ends. Our trail meets up with another that you could take for a longer hike, but we were happy to rest at the meadow and then head back.
The view of Mount Timpanogos was beautiful!
Overall, this hike was amazing and we will definitely do it again.
There parking is free so we didn't spend anything on this hike.
These are the checklist items I recommend:
- Bring a hat to keep the sun off of your face.
- Wear shoes with good grip or hiking shoes. You do cross two creeks, so you could bring waterproof hiking boots too.
- Bring lots of water and some snacks.
- GoPro Hero 11 Black video camera to film your adventure.
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