Trail Tuesday took me to Hurricane, Utah this week. I explored the hike: Three Falls, Gould’s Wash, with access from downtown Hurricane. There are three waterfalls in Gould’s Wash. I hiked to the lower waterfall which was very easy and approximately 1.5 miles long. There was no water present, but the hike to the lower fall was a surprisingly beautiful hike. The hike follows a small, dry riverbed up into a canyon that has some really interesting structures in it. The canyon walls are pocketed with caves and holes. The lower waterfall runs over smooth rock and is about 25 feet tall. You can see the middle fall from the lower fall, but you can’t see the upper waterfall.
If you want to climb to the middle and upper waterfalls the hike becomes difficult. The trail is steep on the north side of the wash and access is fairly treacherous. It is an additional .75 miles to the upper waterfall.
Difficulty Level: Easy to the lower waterfall / Difficult to the upper waterfalls
Round Trip Length: 1.5 miles to lower fall
Area: Hurricane, Utah
Directions: Hurricane is approximately 18 miles from St. George, Utah. From State Street in Hurricane, turn on 700 W South and drive to 400 South. Turn left on 400 South and then right on 180 West. Turn left on 1000 South and travel to the end of the cul-de-sac and park there. Follow the dirt track up and left to reach the trail and to hike into Gould’s Wash.
I loved this hike and hope to go back when the water is running.