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Hidden Falls Snowshoe

Big Cottonwood Canyon

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • Parking for Hidden Falls is along the hairpin turn.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • The ungroomed trail to Hidden Falls runs along the creek.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Ice drips from the rocks along the trail.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • The creek may be running even in winter.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Explore the mine at your own risk.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • The falls are hidden between these rocks.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • View of Hidden Falls obtained by crossing the streambed.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Hidden Falls.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Unidentified species (help us identify it by providing feedback).- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • The ungroomed trail ends at the creek.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Cottonwood along the Hidden Falls Trail.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Juniper along the Hidden Falls Trail.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
  • Mill B North Trail heads up toward Mount Raymond.- Hidden Falls Snowshoe
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Interesting falls and mine. Nice extension of a longer snowshoe nearby.
Cons: 
Short.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
120.00 ft (36.58 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring
Total Distance: 
0.25 mi (0.40 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
6,215.00 ft (1,894.33 m)
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Adventure Description

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Hidden Falls lives up to its name. It iss easily accessible and hides behind a rocky outcropping. Although the trail to Hidden Falls is short, it is worth donning snowshoes as the path may have some deep snow. A mine near the end of the trail provides some exploration options for the more adventurous, and since the trip is so short, visiting Hidden Falls is an easy add-on to any other winter adventures in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

The path to Hidden Falls is not on an established trail, but it does depart from the Mill B North Trailhead. After parking along the road at the Mill B North and South Trailhead (the parking areas are not plowed in winter), cross the hairpin to the trailhead. Instead of taking a right to follow Mill B North Trail up the slope, continue straight following the creek. There will most likely be some existing snowshoe prints from previous adventurers. Follow the creek for about 0.1 miles, past a mine entrance, to what seems like a dead end. Walk out into the creek (you may want to take off your snowshoes for this part) to get a view of Hidden Falls.

The Mill B North and South trails both provide some snowshoe extensions. As with all snowshoeing trails in the Wasatch Mountains, make sure to check avalanche conditions at Utah Avalanche Center before you go.

Backcountry Safety

Winter backcountry adventures can be dangerous outdoor activities that pose significant risks as conditions affecting safety (i.e. weather, snowpack stability, avalanche hazard) are constantly changing. Prior to engaging in these activities each individual should get the proper training to make safe decisions and be equipped to use avalanche safety resources and tools. Please visit our Backcountry Skiing and Avalanche Safety post to learn more.

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