Wheatgrass Canyon Trail is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, and horses and is accessible from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This trail departs from the Northern Tip of Causey Reservoir and then follows a primitive path through the mountain canyon until it connects to the road at Little Monte. This trail departs from the Northern tip of Causey Reservoir and then follows a primitive path through the mountain canyon until it connects to the road at Little Monte.
My family and few extra kids the youngest being 4 hiked this trail yesterday. The elevation gain isn't as bad as it sounds its an easy going trail, lots of flowers and butterflies. We crossed the stream multiple times which the kids loved, because they got to balance on logs or rocks as the crossed. Sometimes we just took off our socks and shoes and crossed. The trail is easy to follow right now, but as summer comes on I can see it getting overgrown quite easily. The trail is 3 mi one way or a 6 mi out and back.
This was a great hike. From the north point of the Causey Reservoir you can see a trail sign that will not give you any indication of what trail you are on or are about to take. Taking the south leg after the marker will lead you along the reservoir shoreline south do not go that way unless you intend to. The north leg will take you above the Kiesel Boy Scout Camp- take the north leg. The trail is un-kept and unmarked so it is best to have a GPS or map compass set up; it’s easy to lose the trail unless you know how to navigate on land. When we took the trail it was very overgrown with signs of predatory animals (large fur filled scat, bones, etc.) so be cautious. We hiked it in the summer (late July) so it was warm. Bring lots of water (2 liters per person in the summer minimum).