Battle Creek Falls is an impressive 50 foot waterfall and a popular hike in Pleasant Grove, Utah. It’s close to the city so if you live nearby you can be there and back within a couple hours, including the drive.
It begins at the same trailhead to hike the Pleasant Grove “G”. This is fairly easy, but a little steep right near the falls. There isn’t much shade on this trail, but there are a few spots. There are aging pipes all the way up the canyon bringing Pleasant Grove’s drinking supply, but there are also a few random pipes like this one with water spraying out.
This spring has made wildflowers sprout where normally there are fewer.
This hike is uphill the whole way, but not steep. It is short enough that even toddlers can make it, especially if you go when it isn’t too hot. Partway up there is a bridge across the stream.
Near the top there is a little “cave” that the kids like to play in.
As you are approaching the waterfall, be sure to turn around and appreciate the view of Utah Lake!
You can see the falls peeking though the trees and then you’ll walk down a steeper little path to it.
The 50 foot waterfall is large enough to be a fun destination for families.
Here is a longer exposure.
Head back up to the path and then up around the corner. There is cool textured rubber placed here for good traction.
Be sure to admire Battle Creek Falls from the side!
From the top of the falls you get another canyon view.
Most people make this their destination, but I recommend you hike another 0.1 mile to the second waterfall.
This trail keeps heading up and experienced hikers will connect Grove Creek and Battle Creek Canyons. If you chose to go up higher here are a few of the views.
I love looking for butterflies, insects and spiders to photograph.
We have hiked this at different times of year. Most of these photos are from June, but it looks especially cool in winter when it’s been cold. I recommend micro-spikes so you won’t slip on ice and snow.
Stats: Distance – 1.6 miler rountrip
Approximate hiking time – 1 to 2 hours
Elevation gain – 450 feet
Difficulty – Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Trailhead (in Kuwanis Park)
Seasons to hike – Year-Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes