Rocky Mouth Waterfall Hike: Sandy, UT
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
The Rocky Mouth Waterfall is brief family-friendly hike, against the mountains of Sandy, Utah. This 0.8-mile, round-trip hike gains around 280 feet and to leads to a small, but beautiful waterfall that most anybody can do.
Fun: ⭐⭐⭐ (out of 5)
Difficulty: Very Easy EASY Moderate Hard Very Hard
Distance: 0.8 miles
Elevation Gain: 280 ft
Terrain: Wood steps, sidewalk, dirt and rock trail, wet rocks by the falls
Time: 30 - 60 min
When to hike: Spring, Summer, Fall
THINGS TO BRING
Water, one water bottle per person will suffice
No bathrooms or water at trailhead. However, this hike is in Sandy, Utah where there are nearby gas stations and grocery stores.
Rocky Mouth Waterfall hike is a short, heavily used trail. The trailhead is accessed from a small parking lot off of Wasatch Blvd in Sandy Utah. There is some street parking available, but watch signs for the allowed areas of street parking. Dogs are NOT allowed due to the watershed in the area.
The trail begins right off the parking lot, is well marked and starts with a series of large wood steps. After the wood steps you will come to a neighborhood and sidewalk.
Follow the signs upward through the neighborhood about another 0.1 miles to a dirt path in between two fences.
After another 0.1 miles, you will come to a fork in the path where the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) connects in. Do not follow BST, but take the trail upward to the left, which leads to the waterfall.
The waterfall is small, but really pretty. The area around the waterfall has several rock faces and boulders my kids enjoyed climbing on. The small stream coming from the waterfall is a fun place for kids to wade and play in if desired.
The waterfall area got more crowded after we got there, and social distancing guidelines were still in place from COVID-19, so we did not take the time to enjoy the area around the waterfall as much as we might have liked. Going back, the trail was a bit more crowded as well.
This is a great hike for people who don’t like to hike much, but still want to enjoy a beautiful and brief hike. It took us only 30 minutes, including the time we took to explore a little at the top. Since the waterfall is small and the trail is crowded, this is probably not the best for avid hikers.
The water level does fluctuate throughout the year and we visited the waterfall when the water volume was relatively low. I rated this as a 3 star hike for our family. I think we would have enjoyed this hike more if we would have visited when it was less crowded and when the water level was higher.
PROS & CONS
Easy for kids and non-hikers
Fun rocks for kids to climb on
Waterfall is smaller than we expected
Have to walk through a neighborhood
Rocky Mouth Waterfall trailhead is on the east side of Sandy Utah on the east side of Wasatch Blvd and is located at 11248 Wasatch Blvd, Sandy, UT 84092. You can search the address or Rocky Mouth Waterfall Trailhead to get to the right location. Do not put Rocky Mouth Waterfall into your maps app--it will lead you up a private road, which is what happened to us. You must include the word "trailhead" to get to the right location.
All Trails: Rocky Mouth Falls Trail
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