Bullion Falls is a stunning 75-foot waterfall that can be accessed by a two mile trail in Fishlake National Forest. This trail is a bit off the beaten path, but definitely worth the detour.
Bullion Falls Trailhead
To get to the trailhead, head west up Bullion Canyon Road for six miles. Most of that road is an improved dirt road, but it is nicely graded.
It can be confusing where the trail begins. when you come to the bridge, look to the right and find the trail on the close side. First we accidently passed it.
The trail heads uphill very gradually. When we were heading up we didn’t see anyone, but near the end we saw some other hikers and some 4-wheelers on the lower path. The trail was covered in beautiful aspen leaves.
There was an old abandoned cabin along the side of the trail. When we were lost, we saw a few more old cabins in the neighboring area.
Nearly a half mile up the trail there is a sign.
Isn’t this trail beautiful in the fall?
The views of the mountainside are also lovely!
There is a trailhead sign at 0.7 of a mile. Some people 4-wheel up to this point.
Very soon you come to a rockier, slightly steeper part.
Bullion Falls Overlook
Immediately after is an overview where you can look out at the mountainside. You can hear the falls and see them off to the left.
The trail sign shows to stay right, but that path won’t take you closer to the falls. If you want to get a better view, you will need to head left to the lower level.
The path is still fairly well defined, but not too tricky.
From this point you get a better view of the falls.
If you have toddlers with you, I would plan to stop at this point. It’s a little tricky to get down to the falls and this is a great viewpoint.
Bullion Falls Base
If you plan to continue, follow the path to the left to get down to the falls. There is a rope to help you navigate the steep section. This view is while holding on to the rope looking up.
The view from the base of the falls is magnificent! Because it’s getting colder, there are icicles along the edges of the falls.
Stats: Distance – 2.0 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 1 to 3 hours
Elevation gain – 449 feet
Difficulty – Moderate (difficult sections to get to base of waterfall)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At the trailhead
Seasons to hike – May – October
Permits needed – None
Dogs allowed – Yes
This trail is near Piute Reservoir. It can be paired with Fish Lake or Bryce Canyon National Park.