Temple Quarry and Little Cottonwood Creek Trail

EASY 123 reviews

Temple Quarry and Little Cottonwood Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

6.5 miles 1276 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

rocky

no dogs

There are three bridges. Lots of fun kickers for bikes. A rock garden and steep climbs. At the top there is an old structure that looks like it was an old mill back in the day.

4 days ago

snowshoeing
19 days ago

This was my first time on the little cottonwood trail and first time snowshoeing (we skipped the temple quarry loop). It was a perfect beginner trail. We went 6 miles round trip. Very slight incline the whole way that we didn't really notice till we came back down. There were a few bikers in the snow, which was pretty fun to watch. We went early and were alone on the trail the majority of the time, more bodies as the morning went on. The water was even flowing pretty good and was gorgeous. Great snowshoeing trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Very easy hike. And very beautiful.

2 months ago

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

This was basically a short walk with some pretty views. If you use the AllTrails map for directions it takes you to the park n' ride as where the trail begins which makes you cross the freeway to find the trail head. Not sure why it is set up that way but don't park there. Just turn around and park across the street so you don't have to cross a busy freeway. Otherwise the trail was ok. Some cool history behind the quarry stones but we probably won't be back here. Also, watch your kids around the trails here, we found a backpack with drug paraphernalia in it and tossed it in the trash.

3 months ago

Very pretty Hike, simple.

3 months ago

Found this hike by accident looking for Lisa falls and I loved it. It was fairly flat so I was able to even run some of it. It runs along a creek so it was super peaceful and the fall colors were gorgeous. It was like being away somewhere completely different than the city. I absolutely loved the tranquility of this trail and easy to find.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

Three moms, three preschoolers, two toddlers and a new born. It was perfect for our group. the kids were able to climb and run, moms could chat and still keep up with kids. The foliage was beautiful. because it was paved we were able to use strollers, too. definitely not a hike, but great for a walk in nature.

walking
4 months ago

This doesn't qualify as a hike in my books, but it's still enjoyable. It's a completely paved loop that is short and has informational signs along the way. My kids loved reading the signs. The kids and I left the paved route and climbed all over the rocks in the dry creek bed which was their favorite part.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Crazy cool history markers help you learn about the area and how pioneers used it. I'm not LDS and I still thought it was cool.

trail running
4 months ago

fairly easy to moderate in terms of steepness. the flow of the river in the spring is crazy strong and beautiful to run next to!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyable for our kids from 6-17.

mountain biking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

super easy loop part of it is wheelchair accessible. The river is dry but it's fun to walk through the granite river bed. Good mountain biking trail that starts here too.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Loved it, lots to learn as well!