Rocky Mouth Falls

Sandy, UT
Length: 0.90 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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Rocky Mouth Falls is a short climb to a canyon you’d never even know was there because it’s hidden by a residential neighborhood. A small portion of the hike is on a residential street, then you enter a gate and climb steps and then a trail up unto the small canyon. It’s uphill the whole way, and a little steep, but you’re rewarded with a tall and skinny waterfall that varies in it’s intensity throughout the year. It’s loud and flowing in the spring, and it shrinks to a trickle in late summer and fall.

There’s a little bit of open space to explore among trees and the water is crisp and cold; lovely to play in on a hot day. The creek that flows below the falls is shallow and great for littles to splash around in. It’s a really beautiful escape when you didn’t have to hike very far to get there.

The city of Sandy closes the gate for this trail in the winter at both the trailhead parking lot and where the trail leaves the residential street. The trail can get icy in the winter.

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Trail Features

Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 311 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Waterfall

Trail is uphill the whole way.
The stairs can be a bit tall for littles with short legs or new walkers. It’s recommended they be carried, or at least hold hands.
There is a designated parking lot on Wasatch Blvd, and parking on any of the residential streets is prohibited. I’ve heard residents won’t hesitate to have your car ticketed and/or towed.
The trailhead parking lot and the gate to the canyon are closed in the winter.  
There are no toilets at this trailhead.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking lot is clearly marked.

Trail Contributor

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Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout, and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.

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