Waterfall Hikes | A Local’s Guide

Watching the cascading water glisten over rocks while you sit back and enjoy the view… what could be better? We’ve compiled the best waterfall hikes in Summit County just for you. Grab your hiking buddy and go on a picturesque waterfall adventure this summer.


Distance: 2.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 892 feet
Route Type: Out & Back
Difficulty: Moderate
Best Time to Hike: April – October
Dogs OK? Yes

The lake and waterfall views are absolutely incredible around sunset. There is some rocky and mixed terrain about halfway up, so be careful, but the views are worth the effort. The trail itself is spectacular; during the summer the trail blooms with wildflowers.