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Three Falls

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Three Falls is a hiking and mountain biking trail in Alpine, Utah. The trail is great in all seasons, but especially spectacular in the late spring when the fields of wildflowers are blooming!

The trail begins at the Three Falls parking lot. Google Maps has it a little wrong, so head along Fort Canyon Road until you see the booth in the road. Turn right just before that at the four-way stop and then turn left into the parking lot that is to the south of the toll booth, but obscured.

The trail begins in the northeast corner of the parking lot, next to the restrooms. The trail meanders through the scrub oaks and wildflowers. They are building giant mansions along the road, but the trail remains secluded.

The views of the mountains and valley towards Utah Lake are great on this trail!

There isn’t a lot of shade, so don’t do during the heat of the day in the summer. There are a few great sections as you get closer to the road crossing.

When you cross the road you are nearly to the waterfalls. This picture is just after the road crossing look back. The trail follows the wooden fence, crosses the road and then continues on the opposite side up the hill to the waterfalls.

Three Falls got it’s name from being s series of waterfalls.

Here are a few more photos from the Three Falls trail.

You can either return along the road or more beautifully back along the trail.

Stats: Distance – 5.4 miles round trip (4 miles if taking the road back)
Approximate hiking time – 2-3 hours
Elevation gain – 736 feet
Difficulty – Easy/Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year-round (Use micro-spikes when snowy)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Other hikes nearby are Horsetail Falls, the main trail and the Northside Route. In late May and early June the Alpine Poppies are in bloom.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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