A Winter Evening Hike to Battle Creek Waterfalls

March 11, 2017

I enjoyed hiking the Bridal Veil Falls trail last week of January, I insisted on hiking the Battle Creek falls trail too. The trailhead is just 10 minutes’ drive from Pleasant Grove, UT.

As soon as we reached the parking lot, we were surprised to see so many cars. It is heavily crowded place, so snow did not really matter.

G trail hike –

G Trail

The picnic spot was wet and cold and hardly any one was using it as there was so much snow and ice all around.

The picnic spot as seen behind the gate was covered in snow.

We initially looked for the trail, as everything was covered up with so much snow.

We followed the G trail, walking up East towards the falls. The falls were all frozen and it was such a beautiful sight indeed. Battle Creek Falls is a 50ft tall waterfall at Mt. Timpanogos.

Superman T-shirt.. Hehe

There was a small bridge to cross and the road after it was very icy, and we did skid a few times.

Small narrow bridge covered in snow. The water below is frozen too.

We continued to the Battle Creek Falls, and stopped a little further below, as we could not go further, the trail was very steep and icy with so many rocks on one side and a stream on the other side. We enjoyed our hike and it was close to sunset time.

It was too much snow to handle.
This is a huge rocky area, rocks almost everywhere.
frozen

While coming back, we followed the same trail back to parking lot, and we got to watch the amazing sunset. The sunset was extra beautiful, I just loved it.

On the way going back to parking lot
Sunset

Quick Notes –

  • Hike: Easy kid friendly hike.
  • Total time required to hike comfortably: 1.5 hours because of icy trails otherwise 1 hour should be enough.
  • Total distance: ~ 1.2 miles RT
  • Dogs: On leash
  • Kid friendly: yes
  • Best time: Open year round (I went in winter and it was awesome)
  • Washroom: No
  • Timings: Dawn to Dusk
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes.

Oh yea! One more thing was I could see Pleasant Grove and Lindon from the top. “G” letter was all masked by the snow.

Thanks for visiting! If you have questions / suggestions / feedback, you can comment below or send me an email. I would love to hear back from you.

Have a nice day!

 

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