Jump Off Canyon Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November.
The Jump Off Canyon Trail is a popular hiking canyon along the benches east of Ogden, Utah. Jump Off Canyon is dry most of the time but every once in a great while a waterfall can be found for a few weeks of the year. Jump Off Canyon trail starts out with a mild elevation climb and after a couple of small switchbacks you will be presented with a choice. Jump Off North Trail or Jump Off South Trail. Both trails will meet up with the Bonneville Shoreline trail and eventually end up in the mouth of Jump Off canyon. The last portion of this hike is very rocky and slightly steep. You will be hiking in the bottom of the dry creek bed for much of the last portion. Once you get to the end of the trail you will be surrounded by towering cliffs and if the waterfall is flowing you can get real close to it.
Short, Rocky, and Beautiful Trail. Ascending was not to hard, when descending pay extra attention to loose rocks. After all it was a great workout!!!
Hiked this trail first thing in the morning. Decided to go all the way to the end. The first part of this trail is a nice and easy trail, however once you start up the canyon it gets hard to follow the trail and gets real steep. But the views are worth the effort!
I have been up this trail quite a few times and if you go all the way to the falls area it can be a pretty good work out. A little bit of a scramble at the end and the trail fades out in a few places. The massive cliffs on either side of you are impressive and I have enjoyed my hikes up here. I would suggest spring or fall for this hike, because the sun is a little unforgiving in the summer.
Thanks for taking the time to add some of these trails to our local area. It's nice to have a source that will tell you how to start and approach some of the hikes in the area.
Rocky little canyon with steep sides. Provides some decent views of the valley, but it's a hiking only trail due to the obstacles.
I hike this canyon trail several times a year and find it a very enjoyable hike but can be a bit demanding at times. Years when the waterfall if running can be some of the best times to hike this trail. The lower part of this trail provides good access to the Bonneville Shoreline trail.