Birdsong Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, UT that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Birdsong Trail Length: 1 mile out and back Difficulty: Easy The Birdsong Trail offers wonderful views along the east bench in Ogden. It goes by 6 springs, a pond and deep forest, where you can see an abundance of birds (hence the name). It connects the neighborhoods around Fillmore and 20th Streets to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
Bird song trail has two options 1- up and back
2- do the loop .
1- up and back park in the south west back corner parking lot at Rainbow Gardens the trail head has s large wooden sign over head , trail forks stay right , traveling up along a hill then overlooking the golf course , threw some trees resting at the bench .
There's a small stream of water to enjoy . Continue along trail up to the end of the hike at the l neighborhood street .
2- loop continue hiking threw the neighborhood reaching the 22nd street parking area , head up the trail to your left staying left dropping down into the small basin below shore line trail . Note there are trail markers to keep you on the right path , bird song trail .
Continue winding your way back to rainbow gardens . You know your on the right path when you see some very old 1908 to 2930 old cars stop and check them out .
Soon you arrive back to your car .
4 miles round trip fun hike great to get in shape
Not one of my favorites because you're constantly moving out of the way for mountain bikers. It also seems that this trail has taken quite a beating over the years, too. There are several different spots where the trail has given way, and completely fallen off from excessive use. But I used to walk this trail a lot with my grandmother when I was a kid, and always loved it. Stop in for some lunch or dinner afterward at Rainbow Gardens! It's usually only about an hour or so to complete.
This was a good first hike for us, too. Not much bird activity.
This was my first hike. Easy starter hike, very scenic. Not too long, but as others have said, it does get confusing when you reach the neighborhood and have to find where the trail reconnects.
Great family hike. The kids did great. Lots of shade. My only complaint is that you end up walking through a neighborhood for a while and it isn't completely clear where to go so we ended up turned around for a bit.
we didn't finish the whole thing, were confused by coming up into a city. we still enjoyed it and plan to go the backend next time so we can see the cars.
It's ok for a quick little easy walk. Probably a great place to take small children. I prefer the other hikes available nearby however
This is a good trail. Just be aware that for about 1/5 of it you have to walk through a neighborhood.
Short accessible hike with lots of shade. Minimal elevation gain. A little underwhelming, but excellent for those looking to get away from the heat for a nature walk.
Short hike perfect for kids. Some windflowers and view of ogden canyon.
How to Get There: Take the 12th St. exit in Ogden and turn east. Go until you're almost at the base of the mountain, you will see the Rainbow Gardens sign and business on the right side of the road, right before you enter the canyon. The parking lot is just past the building. Head to the south-west corner for parking and the trail head.
This was a great hike, especially for kids. About 2/3 of it was shaded, and none of it was very steep. I've never seen so many varieties of wildflowers, they were beautiful! My 7 and 4 year old did really well. We only saw one very small stream, but so many birds, dragonflies and lizards. The bench at the top is perfect to take a break and have a small snack before heading back down. Fun, short trail.
Nice short little trail. There is a shady area on top with a bench that's quite peaceful. It was quiet when I went up, but can be busy depending on the season and time of day.
Well used trail and for being so short it has a lot to offer. It has views, little creeks, benches, shade. But is also has a lot of use happening. Expect to see hikers, runners, walkers, dogs, bikers, and kids running about. All in all a great little trail but a little to busy for my taste.
It nice to see everyone adding some of these trails to the site. This is just one of many possible places you can hike starting from the Rainbow Parking Lot. I enjoyed this little hike on many occasions. I even have a Geocache hidden somewhere along the way.
This is a great short and easy hike that is ideal for kids. There is plenty of parking at the Rainbow parking lot. Make sure to find the spots marked with a snowflake, as these are for public parking. The other spots are for Rainbow customers. The trail takes your through a couple of neat "microclimates". There are some nice shady spots for resting or a snack. The trail also winds you up to an elevated area that provides a nice view of Ogden. Take water or buy a bottle at Rainbow. Watch out for the occasional mountain biker.
Great trail. My 3 yr old and my 6 yr old we're able to navigate it just fine. There's some shady spots, some sunny spots, a few beautiful overlooks, and even a small creek. We'd definitely do it again.
Good trail for kids and family or a quick getaway. My Garmin tracked it at 1.75miles out and back so it is a little longer than the description states but still a very easy and nice hike.