Southern Utah is full of natural wonders, both big and small. Most travelers have at least heard the names of Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park, but there are still a few hidden gems among the great treasures of this beautiful and breathtaking state. Hidden Haven Waterfall is a great place to explore some of Southern Utah’s small, unknown beauty. Take a relaxing hike and soak in the Beehive State’s family-friendly outdoors! For more of the top things to do see and explore in our area, request our free Southern Utah Vacation Guide!
Everything You Need to Know About Hidden Haven Waterfall in Utah
Hidden Haven Waterfall Trailhead
This one and a half mile (roundtrip) trek starts at the Hidden Have Trailhead which is about 10 minutes north of Brian Head Resort on highway 143. The gravel parking area at the beginning of the hike is not well labeled so keep your eyes peeled for a Parowan Canyon Wildlife Management Area sign. As you start on the trail, you’ll walk past plenty of lush, green vegetation and wildflowers (depending on what time of the year you visit). Continue along the path as it deviates from the highway and slowly starts to climb a small mountain. After walking over a small wooden bridge, there are a couple of trails that branch off of the main one. One leads to a small amphitheater and picnic benches, and the other leads up the side of a mountain (don’t take that trail). The last 200 to 300 yards of the path is the only part where you may want a walking stick and good hiking shoes as you traverse some rocky terrain before reaching the waterfall. If you hike the trail just after the snow starts to melt, the waterfall is a magnificent sight as it gently cascades down a 20-foot drop.
Tip: The waterfall doesn’t always have a steady flow, especially if you visit during winter when Benson Creek freezes over.
Aside from the last part of the trail, this hike is straightforward, and visitors of all ages should feel comfortable exploring this trail. Even the rocky portion of the path is accessible compared to most excursions in the area.
The Best Photo Opportunities
The best photo opportunities along the Hidden Haven Waterfall trailhead in Utah come toward the end of the hike where the rocky terrain provides a couple of unique shots. The waterfall is the highlight of the journey, especially when Benson Creek is flowing with melted snow from the mountains. Wildflower and bird enthusiasts will enjoy taking quality shots along the entirety of the trail.
Unlike most strenuous hiking trips, you won’t need much to traverse the Hidden Haven Waterfall tail, but here are a couple of essentials you should bring along with you.
- Hiking shoes
- Comfy socks
- A rain jacket
- Water and snacks
- Bug repellent
After you finish exploring some of Utah’s wild and beautiful nature, head back to your Family Time Vacation Rentals property. Our premium properties are located in Brian Head, Duck Creek Village, and Panguitch Lake, giving you a variety of locations with access to some of Southern Utah’s best outdoor attractions and activities. Whether you want to hike through a national park or drive an ATV on rugged backcountry trails, there’s something to do here for everyone!
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