North Fork Park Waterfall is a great waterfall hike that is short and almost fully shaded in Liberty, Utah near the North Ogden Divide!
Whether you are coming from Ogden, further north or south, head towards Liberty, Utah, north of Pineview Reservoir. Take 3300 East north and then take a left near Camp Zarahemla onto 5950 North, which turns into North Fork Park Road. That road isn’t paved, but is perfectly graded.
There is a sign at the T-intersection. Turn left and soon you get to some camping spots and a parking area and a sign that shows the trail tot he waterfall.
We hiked this between 12-1 on a summer afternoon and it was still very shaded! We loved the little flowers lining the trail!
North Fork Park also has great pines along the way.
This trail is easy with a gradual incline and then at the very end there is a set of stairs.
If you look to your left from the stairs you see the waterfall.
This waterfall is very affected by runoff, so if you come in the spring or early summer it’s raging, but by August it’s slowing down. To get to the waterfall it’s a bit slick so there is a rope to help. If that seems like too much, have this view be your end point.
The view is great from the bottom of the falls.
My kids had fun playing around on the rocks near the falls.
Here is one more of North Fork Park Waterfall!
Stats: Distance – 0.8 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 30-90 minutes
Elevation gain – 279 feet
Difficulty – Easy (except the rope to get down to the falls)
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Trailhead
Seasons to hike – April – October (North Fork Park is open in winter, but this trail isn’t groomed and waterfall is covered)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes