Lisa Falls is a seasonal waterfall located up Little Cottonwood canyon; it is a quirky little waterfall that cascades at an angle. The trail up to the falls follows a lovely little creek with some of the clearest water I’ve seen.
The trail is short, but is a steady uphill climb – easy enough for kids to tackle.
I really liked the giant white granite boulders at the bottom of the falls (almost more than the falls themselves).
Overall this is a short little adventure good for young kids, or as a side trip on the way to a longer hike. (I combined this trail with the Hidden Falls trail up the adjacent canyon.)
- Be sure to visit these falls between April and early June. I’m pretty sure these falls pitter-out as the summer heats up.
- Parking is very limited (small pullouts on the either side of the road rather than a paved parking lot). Try to visit on a cloudy day or weekday to avoid fighting for a spot. The parking area on the left side will help you avoid crossing the road.
- This is also a popular spot for sport climbing to the right of the falls.
Length: .5 miles round trip
Dog Friendly: No
Season: April to Early June
Trailhead: This trailhead has no sign and limited parking, so keep your eyes peeled for the parking pull outs on the right and left side of the road.
Trailhead: 40.57263, -111.72673
Falls: 40.57386, -111.72758