Heughs Canyon Trail

HARD 38 reviews

Heughs Canyon Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

3.5 miles 1766 feet Out & Back

birding

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nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

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wild flowers

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Turn left on Canyon Cove Drive. Continue on to Oak Canyon Dr. 3480 East and turn left. Find a place to park near Berghalde Ln

2 months ago

Another steep hike! Definitely worth it once you reach to the top and see the view.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this hike September 20th. The trail was easy to follow all the way. Steady incline all the way up with awesome boulders to cross at one point. A couple areas have loose rocks & dirt so hiking shoes are much better than tennis shoes. Beautiful fall colors & views of the valley. The stream was just a trickle, will be nice to try next year earlier in the season to see the water. Really enjoyed the hike!

3 months ago

Sara Gibson was right! This hike was a nice, short, challenging hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Another steep canyon hike. We tackled this hike in Mid June, as the plants grow it can get a little overgrown. It is shaded! Follows a small stream. Dogs are allowed. It is difficult going up and down with areas of gravel and lose dirt. It is tricky to find the start point as the trail head begins between two homes. A great after work hike during the summer.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike. Strenuous for 11, 9 and 6 yo but they enjoyed it.

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4 months ago

The trail has a nice steady incline but gets very overgrown in places which wasnt very pleasant. Might be better in the Fall when the vegetation gets less. The stream alongside was great.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail relatively Steepwith lots of vegetation and a beautiful waterfall near the top

hiking
5 months ago

Today, July 2, we saw a lot of butterflies and pill bugs. Luckily we didn't see any snakes and there were plenty wild raspberries, birds and squirrels, but not many flowers.
I recommend wearing long pants and long sleeves. This trial is a bit over grown and if you don't recognize poison oak or poison ivy, it might behoove you to take this precaution.
The trail is a steady incline, I'm a little overweight but it's doable. I also saw some older ladies 50-60s. It's kid friendly for 7+ and up.
Note, leave no trace. If you or your dog make a potty stop, pick up, clean up, carry out....including tissue paper ladies!!
Happy hiking!!!

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful. Steady incline on the way in but nothing too intimidating. Some bouldering over rocks and you're suprised by a really incredible view.

5 months ago

The hike was beautiful and following the brook the whole time was great! A bit steep but doable. We got lost and didn't see the waterfall destination on the way up because the trail continues, so I wanted to write this to make sure no one else does this (we weren't the only ones on the trail that kept going thinking there was more). You will cross the stream in 2 places, and the 2nd crossing has a little bridge. Shortly after this you will come to a boulder field, and the waterfall is on your right! Stay low on the boulder field until you run into a rock wall, and shimmy across that rock wall along the stream to get to the base of the waterfall! If you keep going you can climb all the way up to mount Olympus on this trail, although this is the difficult way up!

backpacking
5 months ago

Chill hike and beautiful scenery

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike: shade most of the way, aromatic wildflowers, a brook running along whole trail, very few people, beautiful waterfall at end.

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5 months ago

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6 months ago

This hike was so beautiful. It was a bit hard at the beginning but once you get going it's fine. There was plenty of shade which was nice because we went during the day. There are some beautiful waterfalls.

hiking
6 months ago

This hike is beautiful. Mostly shaded the entire way. It is however steep the whole way and super steep in spots. To get to the actual waterfall there's a scramble over boulders to see it. You'll want to stay low on the boulders for easiest access. The fall itself is beautiful!

All in all, the end result is an amazing reward to this hike!

6 months ago

Good Hike. Not many people in it either. It is a steep hike for most of it.

hiking
6 months ago

At first when I read it's "hard" I kind of laughed, oh boy was I wrong! Even though it's not that long it's has incline the minute you get on the trail. I'm not the most active person though, maybe this will be moderate to some. I just kept wishing after one hill, after thee other it would get easier and flat for me to catch my breath. So do prep for this hike! It's nice, and shaded for the most part. Nice creek along the side.

It does get a little confusing when you get to the boulders, there is a path for you to actually see the waterfall up close. you have to get close to the bottom and when you hit into the biggest rock next to the waterfall there's a small pathway to walk through and see the waterfall. I hope that makes sense.

6 months ago

This is a very kid friendly hike and it is quite lush and green this time of year. some pretty flowers, a couple of stream crossings and little waterfalls. We came across a rattlesnake who was very quick to let us know we were near.

6 months ago

Nice short, but gets you sweating, hike! The waterfall at the end is worth it!

6 months ago