Trail Details

Horsetail Falls from Dry Creek Trailhead

Horsetail Falls from Dry Creek Trailhead

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 4.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.8 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1490 feet
 Main Aspect: South
 Climb Rate: 784 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 15%
Notes: The first half mile is uneventful as you walk through an open maple/oak area. You enter a conifer stand (evergreen grove) at the half mile mark and the scenery suddenly changes. Continuing up the main trail, there is lots of sights and lots of sounds. There is a place to observe the falls from 1/5 mile away. 6
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Trailhead
Dry Creek TH
Trailhead Elevation: 5660 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Area: Utah Valley
Area Location: Various locations on east and north ends of the valley
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: Dry Creek is a popular trailhead with hikers and horse riders, located in the northeast corner of Alpine. It is one of the few trailheads left in Alpine that does not cross private land and is assured of never being cut off by development. The trailhead is at the end of the road that goes past the Alpine Rodeo Grounds.



Destination
Horsetail Falls
 Elevation: 7150  Feature: Falls
Notes: It is a popular destination in northern Utah Valley. You have to leave the trail for a short distance to get to the actual falls.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.498972    Longitude: -111.727483 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Photos  WasatchHiker.com
Route Description  Deseret News
Winter Showshoeing  PicasaWeb


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