Singletree Falls |

Torrey

Hiking Singletree Falls - Torrey Hiking Singletree Falls
Torrey

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Overview

RATING: Easy Hike
LENGTH: 1 hour (1 mile)
MAPS: Grover, UT;

Thu

42 | 24

Fri

44 | 30

Sat

39 | 27

Sun

30 | 19

Mon

29 | 12

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SEASON: Spring, Summer, Fall
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: Available at campground when it is open.

Thu

42 | 24

Fri

44 | 30

Sat

39 | 27

Sun

30 | 19

Mon

29 | 12

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Views toward Happy Valley, Capitol Reef National Park and the Henry Mountains.

Views toward Happy Valley, Capitol Reef National Park and the Henry Mountains.

Is the family looking for an escape from the oppressive summer heat that can descend on Capitol Reef National Park? Need a short hike to get some of the kids’ energy out? Single Tree Falls is the ticket! The hike is short and family friendly, ending at a soothingly cool mountain waterfall.

The trail starts at Single Tree Campground, which makes a great camping destination away from the lower elevation heat in warmer times of the year. Expect about a 20-minute drive from Torrey proper.

Note: There is a day use fee to use the campground. We visited in the off-season when the campground was closed. If visiting during the summer, and not camping, you may (or not!) be able to park outside the campground and walk through to avoid the fee.
The falls in late Fall.

The falls in late Fall.

Getting There

From the east side of Torrey, head south on highway 12, toward Boulder/Escalante. Follow highway 12 for 11.8 miles to Singletree Campground on the left.

Pondering Singletree Falls from the viewing bench.

Pondering Singletree Falls from the viewing bench.

Route

When entering the campground, follow the main road to the first loop. The trail is on the right side just at the start of the loop, across the road from the bathrooms.

Follow the trail as it easily meanders down along the stream. It soon passes through a gate, please close it! From the gate, the trail drops a bit more steeply to an old road. There are excellent views to the east from this section of Happy Valley right below, and the Henry Mountains/Capitol Reef in the distance.

Cross the road; the trail continues on the other side, crossing the small stream on a bridge.

Once past the bridge, the trail drops steeply down to the base of the falls. At the final junction, go right, with the falls less than a minute up from the junction. It generally flows year around.


Maps

Route / 0.88 miles / Elevation Range 7,967 - 8,259 ft.
Printable Maps:
Trailhead

12S 470937mE 4223848mN

N38° 09' 43" W111° 19' 54"

Gate

12S 471081mE 4223782mN

N38° 09' 41" W111° 19' 48"

Bridge

12S 471309mE 4223673mN

N38° 09' 38" W111° 19' 39"

Junction, go right.

12S 471433mE 4223613mN

N38° 09' 36" W111° 19' 34"

Falls

12S 471391mE 4223607mN

N38° 09' 36" W111° 19' 36"

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