Provo Canyons Lower Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline Trail


Provo Canyons Unnamed Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline
Provo Canyons Unnamed Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline

Provo Canyon's Unnamed Lower Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline Trail


  • Trail was easy to follow with scenic views, but not crowded. 
  • I didn't like being so close to the sounds of the traffic in the Provo Canyon at first, but as you got up higher, I didn't notice the sounds of any cars anymore. 
  • About 3 mile round trip.
  • Easy Hike just a little steep at the end - Level 2
  • Appropriate for ALL ages
  • About 1 hr South of SLC, 5 min from Orem
  • I would avoid this trail on a Wednesday, for it is close enough to the shooting range that I think it would be more stressful than relaxing.

360 Kuula Sphere -  Image of the Waterfall

 - Spin Around to see Waterfall -




I have seen this waterfall from the road many times, and so it has been on my list of places I need to hike to for a while.  I often forget about it, for it is not listed in many of the hiking apps I use.  I was hoping to hike kinda close enough that I could at least get a picture, but I was pleasantly surprised that the trail went right up to the waterfall.  You probably could get a little closer than I got, but their is water running under the rocks here, and they are a little unstable.  With the beautiful waterfall, the cool caves along the trail, the many flowers in bloom, and the beautiful mountain views of Cascade Mountain, and Timpanogas it was a really enjoyable hike that I will definitely do again.  If you decide to pursue this trail further it  joins up with Pole Canyon Trail that has beautiful views of the front of Cascade Mountain.  If you missed the post I did of that hike a few weeks ago, here is a link to Pole Canyon.
Link to Pole Canyon Trail just further on this same trail.

2D Video at Waterfall






Provo Canyons Unnamed Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline with very unique Cliffs to the Side
Provo Canyons Unnamed Waterfall off the Bonneville Shoreline with very unique Cliffs to the Side
It seems sad to me to not have a name for this pretty waterfall.  I have contacted Provo City, and the park service, but I haven't heard back from them yet.  I am not sure if i

360 Google Earth Trail Up to Unnamed Waterfall in Provo Canyon




360 Video walking up to waterfall

- Click on this link to see in 360 Degrees.-https://youtu.be/U8RZSvPAp9g




INFORMATION ABOUT HIKE.  


Trail starts on the Southwest Corner of the Bridal Veil Parking lot on the paved upper trail for bikes on the Provo River Parkway.  You head east, and watch for the trail below where it makes a U turn and heads back west.  The trail is easy to follow, but the detour to the waterfall is not marked.  If you watch for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail sign, it is just to the left of that heading back East.  
Where the Bonneville Shoreline Trail branches off from the Provo River Parkway trail for bikes.
Where the Bonneville Shoreline Trail branches off from the Provo River Parkway trail for bikes.  

360 View of Turn Off to Bonneville Shoreline Trail.





Map of the Trail I took.


Orange line is the trail I took to waterfall.
Orange line is the trail I took to waterfall.

Trail off Bonneville Shoreline Trail  in Provo Canyon up to Waterfall
Trail off Bonneville Shoreline Trail  in Provo Canyon up to Waterfall

The Caves in Provo Canyon.  

There are 2 caves in this area of Provo Canyon.  I do not know anything about ability to get in, but I did not see a trail to get to them, so I am assuming the are not accessible.  It is cool just to say you spotted where they caves are in Provo Canyon.  Below are 2 photos of the caves.  The on the right is quite easy to see for it looks like a tac.  The one on the left takes some searching for.  It is an triangle shape with the long side horizontal on top where the horizontal lines in the mountain do a V shape split.

Two caves in Cascade mountain at sunset.  Can you find them?
Two caves in Cascade mountain at sunset.  

Tac shaped cave in cascade mountain.

Directions to find the turn off from Bonneville Shoreline Trail to Waterfall.

My map shows 3 turn offs on the left side of the trail up to the waterfall,  but the first 2 were not great trails, and the third is a really great easy to follow trail and it has a nice landmark to identify it.  As you are walking along the trail after you pass the power lines, there is a sign on the right side that says Bonneville Shoreline Trail.  When you see that trail, the trail up to the waterfall is just passed that on the left.  If you watch for that sign, you will find the safest and easiest way up to the fall.  I believe this waterfall dries out for a few months in the middle of the summer, and that might be why it doesn't have a name I can find, but right now it is a beautiful waterfall.

360 Google Earth Trail  - Waterfall is just around the corner!



If you are curious about the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, here is an awesome link about the trail.  http://www.bonnevilleshorelinetrail.org/provotospanishfork/provotosantaquin.html  The trail goes 100 miles from Idaho to Santaquin trail right now with enough exits into areas to replenish your supplies. There is plans to extend this to 280 miles and go all the way to the south side of Utah.   

Sweet Pea Flower is just one of the many flowers I saw along the side of the trail up to the waterfall.
Sweet Pea Flower is just one of the many flowers I saw along the side of the trail up to the waterfall.

First Glimpse of the Waterfall - Can you find it?
First Glimpse of the Waterfall - Can you find it?

Red Beardlip Penstemon along the side of the trail in June
Red Beardlip Penstemon along the side of the trail in June

Nice patch of pink Phlox Flowers along the trail.
Nice patch of pink Phlox Flowers along the trail.

Another picture of the Unnamed Waterfall in Provo Canyon
Another picture of the Unnamed Waterfall in Provo Canyon




Is that another Cave? 


Views of  Cascade and Timpanogas Mountains along the Trail. 



If you liked this post, I think you will also LOVE my post on my 
FAVORITE WATERFALLS IN UTAH.  

Check it out!


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