Battle Creek Canyon
Battle Creek Canyon is best known for it’s beautiful waterfall just over half a mile up. Standing below the waterfall is very refreshing and popular with kids. The creek is generally very low-flow and safe, though there’s a tiny pool at the end of the dirt road where you should keep an eye on little kids.
It’s also popular for rappelling from three bolts drilled into the rock next to the falls. Wear a helmet for falling pebbles and don’t knock rocks down on people below. Watch your kids carefully and keep them away from the edge if you hike to the top of the falls!
Steepness: the lower canyon is fairly flat, but the slope picks up as you near the falls and continues at least moderately steeply all the way to Sagebrush Flats and the Great Western Trail.
Amenities: Kiwanas Park has a nice picnic pavillion, a drinking fountain (which currently doesn’t put out much water), and a pair of disgusting pit toilets which probably don’t have any toilet paper.
When to go: year round. Check the avalanche report in winter.
Drive up 200 South in Pleasant Grove until the road ends in a dirt parking lot next to Kiwanas Park. Hike up the dirt road from there which soon becomes a trail.