Taylor Canyon Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Parking is on the street at the top of 27th st. Lock your cars.
Starting ether at the 27th street or 22nd street parking area go up Taylor canyon after passing the second wood bridge the trail starts up rather steeply , there's an awesome rocky overhand With a fire pit , garbage can and area to rest and kick back for awhile .
Continue up the path scrambling at times trail forks stay right .. Left side goes to the hidden valley trail .
Keeping right you reach a cool fort / camp area trail finally ends at the scrub brush ..
Do not know why it ends there but if you stop at the fort your doing yourself a a favor . Now head back
Taylor Canyon is an old-time favorite of mine. I've hiked it many times over the years solo, and with friends. Ogden City has done a great job in keeping it maintained, and posting signage to keep you aware of which trail you are on (there are several different routes you come across throughout that lead you to various different trails, so it's helpful to know just where you are going). Lots of dogs on this trail, so if you take your own, be sure to keep them on a leash (and please pick up their poopies!!). Can be completed in 2-3 hours from start to finish. Take a bottle or two of water to stay hydrated, but you are in shade for most of the hike.
Beautiful hike! Challenging. Only crossed a few others on the trail.
Great hike a lot of cover not to hot
There is beautiful scenery and relatively low traffic on this trail. It actually extends far past where the map shows and puts determined hikers up on the side of the canyon opposite Malan's peak. The view is fantastic, but water is scarce, and the trail is very rugged above the treeline.
Good hike the trail was somewhat difficult to find at the end. I did enjoy the fact that it was shaded most of the way . Will try and do the complete loop starting at hidden valley this fall .
If you can do Adam's Canyon, you can do this one. It's a beautiful hike with not many people finishing it. It does connect with Hidden Valley but you'll get lost once or twice. My Black Lab loved it and would gladly recommend it. Also, I suggest parking at the 29th street Trail Head and on the way back walking the scenic route. Beautiful views up and down the mountains and of the cities below.
Beautiful trail. You can now go quite a bit further then you use to. I heard it leads to Hidden valley if you take it all the way. I would love to hear from anyone that has taken it that far and let me know if you can make a loop or if you have to go there and back.