Battle Creek Falls hike near Pleasant Grove Utah is a quick hike to a decent sized waterfall. The trail follows a steady incline the whole way, but it is only about one mile round trip.
The trail has partial shade (both from trees and the canyon walls). Unlike the *cough* Y hike… with awesome views of Utah Lake!
Anyone else wonder why it was named Battle Creek?! I did! Turns out Battle Creek Falls was named for a battle that was fought at the mouth of the canyon, between the Native Americans in the area and some Mormon pioneers. There is a a little plaque there about it.
The trail also runs next to a creek most of the way, which is nice for dogs or kids that like wading in the water to cool off.
To find more cool waterfall hikes check out our ‘5 Most Unique Waterfalls in Utah’ post!
Length: ~1 mile round trip
Difficulty: Easy (the trail is a steady incline the whole way with the steepest part right before you reach the falls.)
Location: From Highway 89 between American Fork and Pleasant Grove, turn east onto 200 S in Pleasant Grove and follow the road until you reach the beginning of the foothills. The road will curve northwards for the past several hundred feet past water retention basins on both sides, and you are there!
Trailhead Coordinates: (N) 40.362986, (W) -111.700841
Don’t forget to pin this to your summer bucket list!