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Mill B South Interpretive Trail

(Last Updated On: May 17, 2016)

Mill B South

We found a very short stroller trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon that follows right along the river. The Mill B South Interpretive trail is an out-and-back walk that is just .7 miles round trip, and you can use a stroller or a wheelchair the entire way. The trail is a bit steep, and your calves will be feeling it. The climb is only 80 feet, but pushing the stroller will give you a good workout.

The trailhead is located right before the “S” curve of Big Cottonwood Canyon and shares a parking lot with the Lake Blanche Trail. This means that it is very busy on a weekend, and you may have to park along the canyon road. There are bathrooms at the trailhead, and a small extension to the trail that is not paved.

Mill B South

The parking lot is right behind this sign.

Mill B South

The bathrooms are real flushers and they were nice and clean!

As you walk this short trail, you are well shaded and the river cascades along beside you. Our boys stopped to check out “waterfalls” and throw rocks several times. At about a quarter of a mile, you’ll see the very steep Blanche Lake Trail take off to the right. The wide stroller trail continues just a few dozen more yards to a small bridge and waterfall. This is technically the end of the hike.

Mill B South

The trail follows the river and is nice and shady.

Mill B South

Once you come to this bridge, the waterfall is right next to it.

Mill B South

This picture is in August. The spring probably has a huge spraying waterfall.

You can continue a short way without the stroller across an open gravelly area and hop a few rocks to find a nice little view of a steeper cascade. This was a great extension for our boys as it was also a great place to throw rocks.

Mill B South

This is the waterfall that you can walk to off the paved trail.

Although this trail is called interpretive, there were no signs that you would usually see on an interpretive trail. If you’re on your way to do Hidden Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon, cross the street and try the Mill B South Interpretive trail, too.

Mill B South

Our boys loved being able to throw rocks into the river.

Mill B South

The river is right next to the trail the entire time.

1 Comment

  • I’ve always wondered what’s at that sign, assumed a major hike my kids can’t do. Thanks for details.