Memory Grove Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, 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.
Take the 600 N. exit in Salt Lake City and turn east. Then turn right onto 300 W. Turn left onto N. Temple. Follow that street until you reach B Street and then turn left. Follow B street, which will take you up by the Capitol and around a little canyon. After a little loop in the road you'll see a large Trail head sign for City Creek Canyon. The trail starts just south across the street from this sign. You can also start at the opposite end of the trail by walking the paved path from Memory Grove and heading north.
The entire trail is paved which makes it accessible for strollers and wheel chairs. There were a lot of people with dogs and a lot of bikers. On the way down we stayed on the west side of the creek, which was partially shaded. Part of the way down there are little pools in the river that people have made with little rock walls. It's really cool to see. On our way back we tried to take the east side of the river, but should only have taken it from Memory Grove to about halfway. We tried to go the whole way, and due to a lot of wash outs, and multiple trails made for a harrowing journey with a 5 and 8 year old. It was a fun trail and was really nice since it was a much shorter drive than most hikes in other canyons. If you stay on the paved trail it was very easy and enjoyable.