Todd W. on Corner Canyon
Took my son along and had a nice little hike. While not spectacular, a nice, good-lengthed, trail. Pretty canyon and with a good amount of shade and lots of scrub oak.
There was a fair amount of mountain bike traffic, the first half of the loop (going counter clockwise) was a steady uphill, and all the streams but one (ghost falls) were dry. That, and the crisscross of trails on the last half of the loop, make it only medium kid friendly. Great for the experience and exercise, but there are better hikes around.
Corner Canyon is my favorite place to mountain bike. It's close and convenient for an after work ride, and it has a lot of different trails, so you can choose your own adventure! Rush is my favorite downhill trail, but they are all really good!
Corner Canyon is well on the easy side of moderate. The first half (approximately) is a walk in the woods, with a little elevation. The second half provides several nice views of the valley -- though you'll need to hike elsewhere for stunning views. This trail is better for fitness than scenery, especially if you run or bike it. Make sure you follow the map; there are multiple intersecting trails, especially on the first half.
We like to start our hike at the Hidden Valley Park which is one of the trailheads for Bonneville Shoreline. To get to the cool suspension bridge head south and it's probably 1.5 miles away. My kids did it at 3 and 6 years old. It it usually takes us 2 hours or so. There is a blasted out rock you have to go through and rocks to play on.
well.... there are NOT dogs allowed on the corner canyon loop. you get to the bridge and there is a new sign that says NO dogs.. so sweet headed along the Bonneville shoreline trail which is a nice view as it looks over the city... so a nice hike. yes, lots of bikers.