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.
- 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.
Length: 0.7 miles round trip.
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.
- Trailhead: (N) 40.547131, (W) -111.806519
- Waterfall: (N) 40.543072, (W) -111.803564