Difficulty: Moderate ◼︎
Length: 6 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,500 feet
Dog Friendly: No
Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 40.5717, -111.7968
Directions: Park in the small trailhead lot on Little Cottonwood Road, just East of the intersection with Wasatch Boulevard. The trail is easy to follow from here and very well-marked along the way, with mile markers as well as waterfall-specific signage.
Located at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Bells Canyon Trail starts out dry, rocky, and exposed, switching back and forth up the hillside for 0.8 miles until coming to a reservoir, which is pretty in the spring and gets mucky as summer goes on. From here the trail makes its way up a shaded canyon next to a river which varies between being flat and decently steep. Trail signs mark the distance and point you in the right direction along the way. The last 0.3 miles is steep, difficult to maneuver quickly because of large rocks, and feels like it might never end, but keep pushing on and you will reach the left turn before you know it. Follow the sign and then make your way down the dusty hillside to the falls, where you will find some nice big rocks to sit on with beautiful views over the valley. This trail is in a watershed, so dogs are not welcome.