Utah Hiking Trails

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

Red Cliffs Recreation Area

The Red Cliffs Utah campgrounds is home to natural water slides, swimming holes, dinosaur tracks, Native American archeological sites and more! Overview: The Red Cliffs Recreation Area is a campsite near Leeds Utah, and it is quite possibly one of the best campsites you will […]

Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail

Fifth Water Hot Springs Trail

The Fifth Water trail leads to natural hot springs in the middle of Diamond Fork canyon! This place is a little heaven on earth where natural hot spring pools are fed by a beautiful waterfall. This hike needs to be on your bucket list! Overview: […]

How to Find Grotto Falls Trail

How to Find Grotto Falls Trail

If you like the idea of crossing a rushing river via narrow tree trunks and a thundering waterfall finale – this trail is for you. Overview: Grotto Falls on the Nebo Scenic Loop is one of the more adventurous short trails we have been on. A […]

The 5 Most Unique Waterfalls in Utah

The 5 Most Unique Waterfalls in Utah

Utah has a lot of beautiful waterfalls, but how do you choose which ones to see? Here at Wanderookie, we’re a little obsessed with hiking waterfalls, and we’ve rounded up five SEVEN of the most unique waterfalls in Utah that you have to see this year! […]

Battle Creek Falls Hike

Battle Creek Falls Hike

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 […]

Squaw Peak aka Pride Rock

Squaw Peak aka Pride Rock

Have you had this unconscious but ever-present call to go and run the hidden pine trails of the forest? Taste the sunsweet berries of the earth? Well…pack some fruit snacks and your running shoes, cause it’s time to follow those promptings by running up Squaw […]

Y Miss the Best Part?

Y Miss the Best Part?

The well-known ‘Y’ hike in Provo is only the start of something much more beautiful and fulfilling: the Slide Canyon Trail up to Y Mountain. Overview: Often missed or casually disregarded, the trail leads southeast from the top of the ‘Y’ to Slide Canyon. After […]

The Pristine Alpine Lake No One is Telling You About

The Pristine Alpine Lake No One is Telling You About

Tibble Fork Reservoir is the pristine alpine lake lake no one is telling you about! This lake has beautiful, clear, turquoise water and breathtaking mountain views. Overview: Why have you never heard of this lake before? I think the answer is because it is advertised to fishermen […]

Malan’s Peak, The Middle-Earth Hike in Utah

Malan’s Peak, The Middle-Earth Hike in Utah

We call Malan’s Peak the ‘Middle-Earth hike in Utah’ because of it’s abundance of tall pine trees and gorgeous mountain scenery. Tolkien fans everywhere (that can’t make it to New Zealand), need to put this hike on their summer list asap! At the top you […]

Stewart Falls Trail

Stewart Falls Trail

Stewart Falls trail is our go-to hike when we have family or friends that we want to take on an outdoor adventure! Overview: This is a family friendly hike in Utah that ends in a 200 ft waterfall. And just so you know…this trail is extremely […]

The Mini Moab You Never Knew Existed

The Mini Moab You Never Knew Existed

Red Ledges is the mini Moab you never knew existed. Don’t have time to get down to Southern Utah? You can still experience the red rock beauty of Southern Utah, but four hours closer! Overview: This place is like a small piece of Moab dropped […]

Why Timp Falls is a good alternative to Stewart Falls

Why Timp Falls is a good alternative to Stewart Falls

We didn’t even know this waterfall existed until last fall! I’m glad we did discover it though, because as beautiful as Stewart Falls is…it can get really crowded. Overview: Timp Falls may not have the hight of Stewart Falls, but they have beautiful cascades and the […]

The Secret Treasure of Utah Zion National Park

The Secret Treasure of Utah Zion National Park

Overview: To reach the Canyon Overlook trail, you need to hop in your car (since the shuttle doesn’t go that way). The drive is lovely and you get to go through a mile long tunnel! The parking for the trail is located right at the end of […]

Family friendly Donut Falls trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon

Family friendly Donut Falls trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon

Overview: If you want to hike Donut Falls this summer, you should know that it is one of the most popular hikes up Big Cottonwood Canyon, so you need to get there before 9am if you want to find good parking and avoid the crowds! […]

Adams Falls Trail

Adams Falls Trail

So this weekend we went on our first “big” hike with our seven month old baby! We chose the Adams Waterfall trail, which is one of the most popular trails in Utah! Overview: I love this hike because it has my three favorite things: a […]