Looking for a nice waterfall hike in Little Cottonwood

MtnMatt

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When I drive up Little Cottonwood canyon I see a lot of cool looking waterfalls, especially on the south side. I've hiked a lot of the traditional trails... Red Pine with its many destinations, White pine and all of the hikes up in Albion basin. I am wondering if there are some hikes to any of those waterfalls that I see from the road like the big one that I think is pouring out of Maybird gulch? Is it all just bushwacking to some of those?
 

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I haven't hiked up Red Pine, Maybird, or Hogum from the bottom but people who have done these say that they're steep and also a thrash, and also you need to cross the LCC stream, perhaps no problem by now?
 

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Are you stuck specifically on LCC? If you don't mind leaving the canyon proper, go just north to Bell Canyon. Plenty of waterfalls there.
 

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If you park outside the campground (can't recall the name at the moment) you can walk through and see a couple waterfalls. As mentioned before the others you see would be a lot of bushwacking as those areas are meadows. I do know there is a faint trail off of the red pine trail that heads down into the meadows likely allowing more access.
 

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Thanks for all the reply's. We were staying at Snowbird for a couple of nights and trying to stay in LCC. Just ended up walking around up by the Bird and a little up around Alta. Still lots of snow at Alta so we didn't go to Cecret Lake. Back to work now so thanks again for the help.
 

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Are you stuck specifically on LCC? If you don't mind leaving the canyon proper, go just north to Bell Canyon. Plenty of waterfalls there.
Did Bell Canyon recently. Looking for a new one. Thanks though. That is a great hike by the way
 

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Did you go all the way up or just to the lower falls?
 

MtnMatt

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Did you go all the way up or just to the lower falls?
Just to the lower falls. Had my youngest hiking buddy with me and we started kinda late.
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watched the sunset from the lower falls. Then hiked out in the dark. Lucky we planed ahead and had head lamps. I've been told I need to go back and get to the top
 

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Watched the sunset from the lower falls. Then hiked out in the dark. Lucky we planed ahead and had head lamps. I've been told I need to go back and get to the top

Very cool. Sorry to derail your thread.
 
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