#thesaltproject Donut Falls from within the waterfall chamber. Be prepared with the most accurate 10-day forecast for Golden Meadow, LA with highs, lows, chance of precipitation from The Weather Channel and Weather.com Along the way, I saw ducks, hawks, deer, and squirrels enjoying the warmer weather too! I got an early start to the day for several reasons. Donut Falls is a family-friendly, 3-mile, our-and-back hike. I hiked this in spring time so the gate near the Big Cottonwood Canyon Road was still closed. This hike is easy and beautiful. Here’s a review of … The trail leads you through dense pine trees, across streams, and to the base of a spectacular feat of nature - a donut-shaped waterfall. Donut Falls is an easy-to-moderate hike and one of the most popular hikes in the Salt Lake area. September and May are the best months Donut Falls is a short hike with a big payoff. There is ample parking at the trailhead and public restrooms. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Located up Big Cottonwood Canyon, the trail is named after the unique waterfall feature where Big Cottonwood Creek gushes through a donut-shaped hole in the mountainside. The Donut Falls trail is truly gorgeous and a lot of fun when it's a sunny day and there isn't a lot of wind. It was lovely and not nearly as difficult as I anticipated. This was just fine since the road is asphalt and easy hiking until the actual Doughnut Falls Trailhead. The reason for the name is because the waterfall comes out of a round hole. The hike to Doughnut Falls is rather easy. It's a great way to get yourselves and your kids out of the inversion and have some playtime that's free. Just under three-quarters of a mile of easy hiking brings you to a unique waterfall that plunges through a hole in the rock and into a small cave. So, Donut Falls! So, I thought I would share a fun hike you can try as soon as the weather turns warm. I highly recommend you scramble up the rock face to see the opening. These 6 Donut Shops In Idaho Will Have Your Mouth Watering Uncontrollably. When the weather turns chilly, fireplaces start crackling, and the thought of having your hands wrapped around a hot drink sounds absolutely heavenly, it’s time to switch up … The last 100 feet is walking up the river that may or may not be easy depending on the time of year and weather. Donut Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. Located 17 miles east-southeast of Salt Lake City Utah. My kids are now just about 8 and 5, and both did it with just a bit of whining. The trail passes through spruce forest, aspen, and open meadows before entering a narrow, rocky drainage below the falls. Have you done it in the snow yet? 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