We recently hiked to Battle Creek Falls last summer. Unfortunately, the unique feature of the falls was not present due to low water level. So while looking for lower elevation hikes, I decided to do this one again. So since we have been here before, I will try to keep the post shorter.
To get here head south on i15. Take exit 275 for pleasant grove, and head east. Turn right on state St. turn left on 200 S. Follow that all the way up until the road turns into a dirt parking lot next to Kiwanis Park.
First view from the bridge towards Kiwanis Park is not leaving me feeling very confidant. Stream bed is empty again. Oh well, we will still get our early spring hike in.
The trail is quite a bit more crowded today than it was last time we were here, including a guy on a horse, which Roxy promptly decided to try to get to. I’d really like to know what she would actually do if she caught up to it.
Hey, there is water in the stream. Guess it gets diverted in multiple places.
Snow covered mountains. Luckily this waterfall isn’t too high up, so I don’t think we’ll be hiking through it today.
The little diversion dam.
View upstream from the bridge. From here the trail gets quite a bit steeper, but luckily it’s not much further.
Well darn it. Again, the twin waterfall is just a single. Guess I will have to come back again. And some snow at the base of the falls.
A little further back.
From the other side, with a faint rainbow.
Closer on the rainbow.
What’s this? Well cool, on the other side of the canyon is a little ice fall. I guess that makes up for the missing 2nd waterfall. Seems like it is too warm for this to still be here, it must not get much sun.
Pretty cool little icefall.
From the trail above.
A little further down there is a little cave.
Little icicles form on this bush.
Well, I am a little disappointed we missed the twin falls again so we may have to return a little later in the year. I do enjoy this hike though. It’s fairly easy, short (at about a half mile) and there is a nice waterfall to cool down in at the end. It was a bit more crowded than the last time we were here, but it wasn’t too bad.
As for difficulty I am going with a DR4 it is a nice wide flat path with a slight incline for the first 3/4 of the way then there is a short steep section near the end, but it’s not so bad.