Trailhead - 830 am
Hike - 9:00 am-1200 pm
I-15 N take exit 291 onto 12300 S. Turn right on 11645 S. /Wasatch Blvd. 4.4 mi. Turn right onto Little Cottonwood Rd. Turn right on Granite Slope Dr. and you are there. Granite Trailhead.
Hike Bells Canyon - Classic, beautiful 4.5 mi. out an back trail that offers a little bit of everything to see - features a lake, waterfall and city views. A bit steep at the last 1/3 mi but worth it. Well maintained trail. Slippery around the falls and some snow so recommend micospikes and poles in spring. Dogs not allowed on the trail. Protected watershed area. Great trail year round too for trail running, snowshoeing, and hiking. Wildflowers, Wildlife & Waterfall, plus views. Do check for avalanche concern in the snow season. From parking lot you will first reach the Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir. After that, continue up the canyon, the trail is rocky and steep. Be sure to bring enough water. Route ends at the lower falls. Views throughout the hike of city scapes and canyon. Trip Report.
Gear - Hiking pants, synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack with waist belt, 2 Liters water, 4 snacks, first aid kit, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional)