Trail

Cascade springs nature trail

Heber City, UT
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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A large artesian spring with naturally-terraced cascades and pools. Over seven million gallons of water flow through the springs each day. Many species of plants grow in and around the water, as well as in the surrounding uplands. Easy boardwalk trails, benches and bridges allow viewing the area and its attractions, including good sightings of trout. Some trails are handicap-accessible. Interpretive signs add to the experience. Restrooms and drinking water are available. –US Forest Service

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception None
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Shelter, Viewpoint, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $3.00

From Provo/Orem (State Route 189), about 20 miles: From Provo or Orem, drive east on State Route 189 up Provo Canyon and turn left onto State Route 92 (the South Fork road) towards Sundance Ski Resort and the BYU Alumni Camp. Just after the BYU camp you will pay a $3 toll to continue up SR 92.

From Interstate 15, about 20 miles: Take Exit 284 in the Highland/Lehi area and travel east on State Route 92 to American Fork Canyon, where you’ll pay a $3 toll. Drive up the canyon past Timpanogos Cave National Monument and turn right at the South Fork junction. About five miles from the junction turn left onto the Cascade Springs Scenic Drive and continue for another five miles to the spring’s trailhead.

Trail Contributor

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I’m Joey Johnson Branch Ambassador for Utah County. I’m happily married to Jory for 21 years and Proud Mama of two, Jack who would’ve been 12 and our rainbow baby, Jiraiya Dragon who is nearly 5. We’re from Utah but have lived in Arizona for 10 years and then New Zealand before returning to our roots when Jiraiya shocked us with his arrival.

We started hiking with Hike it Baby in May 2015 when I struggled to find a playgroup that we fit in. Within two months I became a BA for SLC but after all the driving back and forth from Provo I decided it was time to create HIB Utah County. The first 6 months was mostly just me and a friend but then they started joining us! Now we have an amazing group of regulars and we continue to get new faces all the time! I’m currently hosting twice weekly “Hike and Play Nature School”, my version or Forest Preschool but leans more towards unschooling, as it simply consists of Hiking and Free Play while parents try to stay as hands off as possible.

As my son ages out of HIB, I’m hoping to guide our branch back to it’s roots with getting Mamas and Babies out while offering hikes for families with school aged kids as well.

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Getting There

There are three routes to get to Cascade Springs.
  • From Interstate 15, about 20 miles: Take Exit 284 in the Highland/Lehi area and travel east on State Route 92 to American Fork Canyon, where you’ll pay a $3 toll. Drive up the canyon past Timpanogos Cave National Monument and turn right at the South Fork junction. About five miles from the junction turn left onto the Cascade Springs Scenic Drive and continue for another five miles to the spring’s trailhead.
  • From Provo/Orem (State Route 189), about 20 miles: From Provo or Orem, drive east on State Route 189 up Provo Canyon and turn left onto State Route 92 (the South Fork road) towards Sundance Ski Resort and the BYU Alumni Camp. Just after the BYU camp you will pay a $3 toll to continue up SR 92. About three miles from the BYU camp turn right onto the Cascade Springs Scenic Drive and continue for another five miles to the spring’s trailhead.
  • From Heber City, about 12 miles: From the junction of State Routes 40/189 and 113 in Heber, travel west about three miles to Midway and turn left (south) staying on SR 113. After about two miles, turn right to access the Wasatch Mountain State Park. Drive southwest through the State Park about five miles until you come to the boundary of the Uinta National Forest. The Cascade Springs trailhead access road is just beyond that. There is no toll, but the road through the State Park is gravel. –US Forest Service