Waterfalls & Alpine Lakes

Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon

Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon

Silver Lake trail in AF canyon leads to is a pristine alpine lake and a couple of lovely waterfalls. This trail is only 4.8 miles round trip, but the elevation gain is tough. We did it with our toddler in her Deuter carrier and the […]

Lisa Falls

Lisa Falls

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, […]

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls trail up Big Cottonwood canyon is a short adventure good for a quick escape. The trail to Hidden Falls is extremely short, but you could easily combine it with the Mill B North trail (located at the same parking area). I haven’t completed […]

3 Spring Waterfalls Ready to Hike Now!

3 Spring Waterfalls Ready to Hike Now!

I had to put sunscreen on yesterday! Sunscreen! The forecast is showing 80 degree temperatures, so I wanted to let you know which hikes (specifically waterfall hikes) are ready to hike now!   Spring is the best time to hike waterfalls in Utah (they tend […]

Bridal Veil Falls Utah

Bridal Veil Falls Utah

Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest waterfall in the state! At Bridal Veils you can grill, camp, hike, bike, feed fish or splash around the bottom of the falls! Whether you are looking for a quick morning activity to get the family out or an […]

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall

Bell’s Canyon Waterfall is a popular hike near Salt Lake City that leads to a reservoir and a waterfall. It can be kid friendly depending on where you want to go. Overview: This trail can be kid friendly if you just hike to the reservoir, […]

The 6 Best Toddler-Friendly Hikes in Utah

The 6 Best Toddler-Friendly Hikes in Utah

Hiking with a toddler is a whole new ball game, especially if you have a two year old! Toddlers are in that magic stage where they want to experience everything on their own two feet, which can be a bit tiresome on a long hike […]

Rocky Mouth Waterfall

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 […]

Scout Falls on the Timpooneke Trail

Scout Falls on the Timpooneke Trail

Scout Falls is a great way to experience a portion of the beautiful Timpooneke trail without actually trekking all the way to Timp summit! Overview: This trail is located deep within American Fork canyon, and instead of seeing views of the nearby city – you’ll see layers of […]

Calf Creek Falls

Calf Creek Falls

Calf Creek Falls has made multiple “Best U.S. Waterfalls” lists, and it is right in our backyard! Overview: This desert waterfall attracts visitors from across the globe due to its beautiful colors, impressive height and unique location. Lower Calf Creek Falls is an impressive 126 ft. […]

How to Wow Out-of-State Visitors in Utah

How to Wow Out-of-State Visitors in Utah

Want to impress your visiting family or friends with the beauty of Utah? Learn how to plan for things like altitude change so they have a good time! We’ve been getting readers emailing and asking us what hikes they should take their visiting family on. […]

The 6 Most Adventurous Family Friendly Trails in Utah

The 6 Most Adventurous Family Friendly Trails in Utah

Sometimes we hear “family friendly” and think it means a simple nature walk along a paved trail. That is not what these six trails are. These trails are the family friendly trails that will make your kids AND you feel like you are really adventuring […]

Why the Kanarraville Falls Hike should be on your Radar

Why the Kanarraville Falls Hike should be on your Radar

Add Kanarraville Falls hike to your next St. George adventure! These falls are located up one of the prettiest slot canyons I have ever been in, leading to multiple desert waterfalls! Overview: Zach and I have had Kanarraville Falls on our list for quite some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]