Hobbs Canyon Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Hobbs Canyon Trail is a 1.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Layton, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles 770 feet Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips





wild flowers



over grown


Small trail heading up a pleasant canyon. Plan on a two mile hike each way. The trail more or less follows the stream, but at times the streambed is rather deep. There is also a trail on the ridge to the north, but it will require a scramble up the hill.

14 days ago

It was a beautiful trail, but tricky to find. The ap takes you right to the trailhead, but there's no parking allowed there. You have to park where it's designated for Bonneville shoreline. There's a trail that will take you up to the trailhead for Hobbs Canyon. It's not marked. It begins just a few steps south of the dead end cul-de-sac. You'll see the Bonneville shoreline trail, which is a wider trail. It heads south. To the left of it, there's a narrower trail that heads due east. This is the Hobb's Canyon trail. It follows the north side of the river. I'll add a picture of the beginning of the trailhead to help.

26 days ago

Beautiful view. Went with my dog. It's a great trail. Pretty easy. She now smells bad, though.

1 month ago

Good workout, not too rocky and nice views.

3 months ago

Went about 7:00 pm in 100 degree weather. Trail is completely shaded for most of the trail so the temp did not bother us at all. Beautiful scenery with a moderate incline. Some of the trail has loose gravel and rocks which makes it difficult to get a firm footing when going back down the trail. This trail does not seemed to be used much. Parts of it were a little overgrown and We did not see even one other person for the 2+ hours we were on this trail.

4 months ago

Beautiful views, strenuous. Good workout. Plenty of shade most of the time.

5 months ago

Took 8 and 10 year olds. Super pretty

6 months ago

It was good. However, the trail nor the trail head was marked so I didn't know where I was going, hahaha luckily the directions on this app took straight to it. There was no parking at the trailhead so we had to park back where there was parking for the bonneville trail and then walk up to the supposedly Hobbs canyon trailhead. Neighborhood houses and no parking signs at the trailhead. Anyway, we went past the gated area and began the hike. There were several trails that came off this trail and the Hobbs canyon trail was not marked so we just hiked and ended up on the bonneville trail. We hiked in and out 4.6 miles. The first part of the trail was exposed no shade so it was hot. But after you get into about a mile in there were trees that provided some shade. Beautiful spring flowers, sage and cherry blossom tree scents, amazing views, and the sound of the flowing creek made it a great hike regardless if we were in Hobbs canyon trail or the bonneville trail. The trail was easy to moderate difficulty, the trail had flat areas, climbs and some drops throughout the trail which was nice change ups. We shared the trail with mountain bikes and other hikers, we saw horses too. I will be doing it again and try the other trails on the area.

1 year ago

Decent trail, but needs more travel. The trail has clear signs of erosion control, so it's maintained, but not enough foot traffic to keep the underbrush down. I turned around at 3/4 mark because ferns had overtaken the trail. Probably much better in the fall/winter

1 year ago

1 year ago

This one gives you no time to rest, it starts going up right away, but during the right time of year this is a great place to view wild flowers and further up the trail are small patches of quakies and great views.

1 year ago

The first little bit was painful and steep, but once you got to the first rocky overlook, it all leveled out and the hike turned out to be very rewarding. I did this one in April, and there was lots of spring flowers in the meadows that provided some color.

1 year ago

This is a great little trail, but Davis County shows it gowing much further than it really does. You will reach a point where you can't find a trail, except one that seems to go straight up the hillside to the north. That's a good place to climb the hill, admire the view from the rocks, and then head back home.