Battle Creek Falls |

Orem

Canyoneering Battle Creek Falls - OremHiking Battle Creek Falls - Orem Canyoneering Battle Creek Falls
Orem

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Overview

MAPS: Orem, UT;

Thu

41 | 24

Fri

41 | 32

Sat

36 | 27

Sun

30 | 20

Mon

28 | 13

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SEASON: Any
GEAR: Standard Hiking Gear
WATER: Flowing at the falls.

Thu

41 | 24

Fri

41 | 32

Sat

36 | 27

Sun

30 | 20

Mon

28 | 13

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Views of Utah Valley from the top of the falls.

Views of Utah Valley from the top of the falls.

Does the family need a break from the heat in Utah Valley? This is an excellent family friend hike to the 15 m tall Battle Creek Falls. The short 1.2-mile roundtrip hike is mostly along an old road and very well traveled trail, making it suitable for most. The falls offer an excellent place to hang out at on a hot summer day. Dogs are currently allowed as well.

Note: Battlecreek Falls is occasionally rappelled by canyoneers. If rappelling, bring 20 m of rope and some webbing to rig off one of a couple of trees near the edge. BE VERY MINDFUL OF PEOPLE BELOW, HOWEVER, AS IT IS EASY TO DISLODGE ROCKS AND THERE IS USUALLY A CROWD HANGING OUT RIGHT BELOW THE FALLS.

Also note, this rappel is NOT recommended until late summer. The stream has good flow and can be dangerous at higher water levels. We visited in early July and it was flowing high enough that we decided against it. The best rappel spot will put you right in the direct flow below the main falls.

View of the foothills from the trailhead.

View of the foothills from the trailhead.

Getting There

Take exit 273 from I-15 and go east.

Follow 600 south about 1.3 miles to 400 W.

Turn left onto 400 W and follow it north. At about 1.8 miles, it becomes 1500 E.

Continue about 0.6 miles after the street becomes 1500 E to where the road ends at a T. Go right.

The trailhead is a short distance ahead with a large dirt parking area.

Battle Creek Falls

Battle Creek Falls

Close up view of the falls.

Close up view of the falls.

Route

The trail starts at the parking lot, just outside the Kiwanis park. Don't enter the park, but follow the wide and well-used trail east as it skirts along Kiwanis Park, then meanders over to Battle Creek proper. The lower section of the creek is often dry, but as you near the falls, the creek has flow. It is diverted for drinking water use not far below the falls.

The trail branches at the falls. Right leads steeply down to the bottom of the falls and a great hangout spot. Left continues a short distance to the top of the falls and excellent views to the west.

Return the same way.


Maps

Route / 1.24 miles / Elevation Range 5,243 - 5,677 ft.
Printable Maps:
Trailhead

12T 440507mE 4468266mN

N40° 21' 46" W111° 42' 02"

Top of Falls

12T 441175mE 4468772mN

N40° 22' 03" W111° 41' 34"

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