Rocky Mouth Waterfall

I really enjoyed this hike (more than I thought I would) and left feeling insanely jealous of the people that get to live in a neighborhood with a waterfall trailhead.

Overview: I recommend Rocky Mouth Waterfall to those with young children or very tight schedules that just want to get out for 30-40 minutes. It is a very short and sweet hike to a good sized waterfall that the kids can get right under. You will have to walk a little through a neighborhood to reach the trailhead of this hike, but it quickly becomes a true outdoor adventure. Make sure to keep your eye out for the two tiny caves along this trail. Nothing crazy, but a fun little surprise for the kids.

This trail might be a bit of a workout for the toddlers on their own two feet. I tend to think my toddler can handle this stuff even better than me, but if you have a new hiker be prepared to take your time. 

Tips: 

  • This trail is short, but a steady incline the whole way. Plan at least an hour with kids on foot to take breaks along the way.
  • The parking lot for this trail is TINY. If you don’t get a spot, just park at the LDS church across the street. Also, this parking lot is located near a lot of other parking lot trails along this road. You will know you are at the right trailhead because a fancy rock will say “Rocky Mouth Trail” on it.

Trail Details:

Length: 0.7 miles round trip.

Difficulty: Easy.

Location: From I-15, take Exit 291 east and follow the road for 3.1 miles (it will bend north). Turn east onto Wasatch Blvd and follow the windy road for 2.3 miles.

Season: I’ve heard the gate to this trail closes when their is snow, so plan on hiking this in the Spring, Summer or Fall.

GPS Coordinates: 

  • Trailhead: (N) 40.547131, (W) -111.806519
  • Waterfall: (N) 40.543072, (W) -111.803564

Comments

  1. michelle says

    We just did this hike 2 weeks ago. It’s really pretty and great to impress out of town visitors. One small caveat- the path gets really rocky and steep towards the actual falls so keep an eye on the kiddos. We also personally witnessed one selfie taker fall off that bottom ledge with the water falling on it and injure his jaw- he could barely speak so I’m pretty sure he broke it. Leave the climbing to the groups with ropes and pitons.

  2. Liz says

    What a great short hike! My kids loved finding the secret caves. The hike however is a bit hard and rough for younger kids. I had to help my 4-year-old most of the way up and down.

    • wADMIN says

      Thanks for the comment Liz! I love this trail for the tiny tots, but maybe your kiddo would like Grotto Falls better> :) That trail is completely level and crosses some fun timber bridges!

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