Waterfalls In Southern Utah

June 9, 2015

Hiking is a favorite past time in Southern Utah, and with such a variety of landscapes to enjoy, adventurers can experience something new on each excursion. We want to help you find the right hike for whatever you are seeking (slot canyons, majestic scenery, arches, waterfalls, or more), so we will be sharing a series of posts that detail some of the lesser-known hikes according to their unique features. These hikes have become local favorites and are far less crowded than the national parks. Enjoy!

Trails with Waterfalls

Kanarville Falls Slot Canyon

Difficulty: Moderate

Time: 4 hours round trip

Distance: 4.4 miles (from parking)

Perfect for a hot Southern Utah day, this hike follows a river through Kanarra Creek slot canyon. Hikers will wade through the shaded creek, so come prepared with appropriate shoes and clothing. After scaling a makeshift ladder at the first waterfall, adventurous hikers emerge out of the cool canyon to a peaceful playground including natural water slides. This hike is great for kids and adults, but be careful on the ladder and slippery rocks.

Video: Courtesy of Utah.com

 

Cascade Falls Trail

This short and easy trail rewards hikers with a natural water fall that flows directly from Navajo lake through a lava tube or sink hole and out the side of a cliff. Hikers will also enjoy spectacular views of Zion National Park from a different perspective than most tourists experience.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 0.08 miles

CascadeFalls Utah Geological Survey Cascade Falls 2 Geological Survey

Photos: Courtesy of Utah Geological Survey

Hidden Haven

Difficulty: Moderate

Average Time: 1 hour or <

Distance: 1 mile round trip

Not only is this trail popular in the summer, but adventurers seek it out in the winter in order to climb the frozen pillar created by the waterfall. This trail will guide hikers through a wildlife study area, complete with picnic tables and rest areas. The trail is lined with vegetation and concludes with a granite rock fall and a 20 foot waterfall

 

Hidden Haven 2 Dow Williams Hidden Haven Dow Williams

Photos: Courtesy of Dow Williams