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It's 3 miles to the peak box on a map but with all the dips and rises it's more. If you keep following the trail past there it gets majestic. Follows the spine of the mountain through big oak groves that block the sun to flowery meadows that bloom early spring. You can follow it through to skyline drive and hike all they way to Morgan if you want. Great if you don't follow the route on the description
Overall a pretty great hike. The rope swing is a cute idea. Me and my dog kept going after that. Got probably 30 minutes past that and wasn't sure how much farther it went. But the sun was beginning to set and I wasn't prepared with flash lights so we had to turn around. A moderate rated hike at the beginning (entered on the north side so it was very hot and no shade until we got into the canyon) also, getting down to the waterfall was not easy. Very muddy and my dog struggled a bit.
This is a fun and scenic trail with a big payoff at the end. Also not very busy, which I like!
It branches off from the Shoreline Trail in Davis county, so there's a couple different ways into the canyon. I usually drive all the way up Parrish Lane and park in a small dirt lot close to the reservoir. From the lot you can reach this trail by heading directly up the hill above parking (choosing left forks as you continue, which will get you in the canyon), or go north on Shoreline Trail (also following it into the canyon). You'll begin loosely following Parrish Creek, eventually reaching a red bridge that connects trails on either side of the canyon. There's a small trail connecting to the north side of the bridge that continues deeper into the canyon (shown in picture). This closely follows the creek, gets very narrow in spots but is overall easy to follow. You'll eventually reach a rock scramble—easy to do if you take the right side—and on top are the Petroglyphs, marked with a sign.
The trial continues further past the Petroglyphs, but does get increasingly difficult and dangerous as you go (slippery rocks, multiple creek bed crossings, rock scrambles required) but is an awesome trail if you want to explore further.
Did this hike on Labor Day. There were a ton of people on the trail (as to be expected given the holiday). The rope swing was great for the kids and the south side of the trail provides a great deal of shade. Would definitely go again but on a weekday.
This was a beautiful, shaded hike that runs by the creek the entire way. 5.2 miles if you go up to the waterfall and back... which is worth it. the rope swing over dirt (which the kids love) is maybe half way to the waterfall. the trail marker actually says Deul Creek South. a guy in the parking lot said this trail is much better then the North trail.. easier and shaded. it's still a hefty hike! there were lots of kids on the trail, in fact that was the worst part- it's pretty busy, especially up to the rope swing! the trail is narrow so letting people constantly pass, was annoying. it's busy cause it's beautiful!
Did the South trail in and back out after reading all of the reviews and very happy we did. Shady and the trail runs along the creek, very pretty. We continued for a mile or so after the rope swing (the kids loved that!) and ran into the waterfall. Only saw a few people our entire hike which we loved!! Not as busy as a lot of the other hikes we've done around here.
Great hike! was a little confused at first to where this hike starts since there are no signs on the road till your right in front of the actual hike. At the end of the paved road you have an option of going left or right to continue on dirt roads along with private property signs everywhere. Take your car to the right direction and follow it up taking a slight left at a fork where it loops up and back and follow till you find a small dirt parking area and and you will see a sign for Deuel creek south start, Yay! From here the rope swing is about 45 minutes in the hike and continue another 30 mins till you reach the actual waterfall. To the the waterfall the hike was 1hr and 20 mins almost 5 miles total in and out but not quite. Very good hike, lots of tree coverage.
Loved the rope swing! Nice and shaded the entire trail, and hiking beside the stream helped keep things cool. A nice hike for a hot summer day. Tons of fresh raspberries for the picking- but we went a couple weeks ago. I get worried about the heat for my little jack Russell terrier, but he stayed cool and happy between the shaded trail and playing in the water.