Stewart Cascade Trail #056

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197 m
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The Stewart Cascade Trail #056 is a gorgeous hike just outside of Aspen Grove, Utah. Located in the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness area, the Stewart Cascade Trail #056 winds its way through the forest to the breathtakingly beautiful Stewart Cascades and Falls. This moderately challenging route can be a great way for families with older children to spend some quality time exploring the beauty of the Utah wilderness.

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Route Description for Stewart Cascade Trail #056

The Stewart Cascade Trail #056 is a moderately challenging hike to a beautiful waterfall just outside of Aspen Grove, Utah. This trail is very popular with hikers and trail runners especially on weekends. We recommend arriving early to snag a parking spot and beat the crowds. Dogs are allowed to join you on this trail but please respect the off-leash and on-leash area signage, and please clean up after your pup. If you hike this trail in the winter, we strongly recommend wearing a set of traction devices such as microspikes as this trail does get icy.

All year round, the Stewart Cascade Trail #056 offers hikers a beautiful reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. This trail travels though thick, lush forest before emerging at the stunning Stewart Cascades. The hike up is a little steep and can be strenuous at times but the views along this trail are entirely worth it.

From the Mount Timpanogos Trailhead, take the path that heads southwest over the North Fork of the Provo River. Follow the path east for 0.5 km to a divide. At the divide, take the trail on the right to head south. Continue south for 0.6 km to a second divide, stay right once again and continue for another half mile to the Stewart Cascades.

Take a rest at the cascades and admire the beauty and power of the waterfalls. When you are ready to head home, turn around and follow your footsteps back to the trailhead.

If you are looking for a different way to access the falls, check out the Stewart Falls Sundance Trail.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the Stewart Falls Trail?

The Stewart Cascade Trail #056 is 5.5 km round-trip.

Can you hike to Stewart Falls in the winter?

Yes, you can hike to Stewart Falls in the winter, although sections of the trail will be icy and treacherous. If you are heading out along this route in the winter, bring along a pair of traction devices such as microspikes or a pair of snowshoes after heavy snowfall.

Insider Hints for Stewart Cascade Trail #056

  • In the winter, late fall, or early spring, traction devices are necessary for this route.
  • This trail is absolutely gorgeous in fall with the autumn colors igniting the forest in shades of orange and gold.

Getting to the Stewart Cascade Trail #056 Trailhead

The Stewart Cascade Trail #056 begins at the Mount Timpanogos Trailhead on the southside of the Alpine Scenic highway, just west of Aspen Grove, Utah

Route Information

  • Backcountry Campground

    Campground across from trailhead

  • When to do


  • Pets allowed


  • Family friendly

    Older Children only

  • Route Signage


  • Crowd Levels


  • Route Type

    Out and back

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