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on Adams Canyon Trail
2 days ago

hiking

My favorite hike. Beautiful scenery all around as you make your way to the waterfall

on Adams Canyon Trail
2 days ago

hiking

My favorite hike. Beautiful scenery all around as you make your way to the waterfall

on Adams Canyon Trail
5 days ago

hiking

My new local favorite! First 1.5 miles is pretty easy to a little moderate. Mostly shaded and right along the river. Last .25 miles is moderate to difficult, with a steep climb up rocks. I personally enjoyed it and my 8 and 10 year old did great. Probably wouldnt recommend that last stretch for elderly though. We hike a lot and got done in just over 2 hours (not counting lunch break at the top). You will probably need to carry your dog down the switch backs, its sandy and hot, but the rest they will be just fine. These were the easiest switchbacks we have done so dont let that scare ya! Very fun will do again soon!

on Adams Canyon Trail
6 days ago

The waterfalls are beautiful along the way, don't turn around before you see the one at the end! Great workout, steep in some areas.

on Adams Canyon Trail
7 days ago

This is rated as moderate, but it really depends on your skill level. I am a 63-year-old female who hikes once a week with a hiking group and it was definitely a challenge for me! I would rate it strenuous and would not take young children! There are many steep parts and lots of rocks to climb over! There are actually three waterfalls on the way... one small one, one that is more of a cascading waterfall. And the magnificent one at the end! At the end you must walk through the creek to get around where you can see the big waterfall! We hiked this trail on the 19th of August and it still had plenty of water in the creek!

on Bonneville Shorline Trail
8 days ago

trail running

Excellent early morning run. Make sure to take a few of the off shoot trails up the draws. They the climbing is fun and the vistas are worth it!

on Adams Canyon Trail
9 days ago

hiking

beautiful place to be and a lot of people you see.

on Bonneville Shorline Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Very family friendly. Very flat. The north side is much more shaded.

on Kays Creek Parkway
9 days ago

walking

Not a hike. It's paved and flat. I make a loop with the trail a few times a week with my dog. It's beautiful. It's decently trafficked in the winter as well.

on Adam's Cabin Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Difficult!!! And overgrown. My legs got all scratched up and never saw another person on the trail. Hard to get correct trail. At the top of switchbacks go up the ominous huge hill that doesn't look like a trail. One of my least favorite hikes.

on Adams Canyon Trail
9 days ago

hiking

Starts with unshaded switchbacks but once you get into the canyon it's beautiful and very easy going. Well used trail and good for the family.

on Adams Canyon Trail
11 days ago

hiking

The view is breathless, the sound of the river is very relaxing all the way to the Huge waterfall. Some areas are a bit challenging but I would definitely do it again. The waterfall is gorgeous. It took us awhile to reach there. The hikers we met on our way were very helpful in guiding us. Love It!!

on Adams Canyon Trail
11 days ago

hiking

Pretty easy trail with a nice waterfall at the end.

on Adams Canyon Trail
11 days ago

hiking

Adams Canyon is a great hiking trail for most ability levels. It can be completed from start to finish in about 3 hours tops. Once you get closer to the top though, there are a few climbing obstacles that can get kindof challenging, but not too bad. I have seen quite a few little children on this trail (ages 3-5ish) with their parents, although I would not advise taking your younguns unless they are able to climb fairly well on their own. What's nice about this trail is it's nice no matter what time of day you decide to go. The switchbacks in the beginning can be uncomfortable if it's a hot day, but they only take about 20-30 minutes to get through before you reach the canyon where it's nice and cool, and shaded throughout the remainder of much of the trail. A beautiful waterfall is your reward for reaching the top! Be advised that you WILL need to cross the river in order to actually see the waterfall, so be prepared to get wet. Take a pair of water shoes if you have them so you don't have to take off your shoes, or hike back down in wet socks and boots. Also, I would recommend taking a bottle or two of water as well.

on Adam's Cabin Trail
12 days ago

Since no one else has said it yet, I will; this trail is BRUTAL. I don't much care for steeper trails, and this one averages out at over 1200 ft. per mile.
But of course, I was curious to see the cabin and its surrounding scenery, so I ventured out on it anyway. While I will say it was worth the effort once reaching the top, I will not be attempting this trail again anytime soon. The descent back down alone was almost more difficult than the actual climb itself because it was so steep, and there is loose gravel virtually everywhere. Very difficult to get a solid footing. While I may not be the most avid hiker out there, I do enjoy a good challenge once in a while.... this one definitely put me to the test both physically, and mentally. If you're considering attempting this trail and it's your first time, make sure you give yourself PLENTY of time to complete it from start to finish (considering you're not planning to camp overnight at the top). It took me 6.5 hrs, 4 being the total amount to get to the top. Even on a cooler day, the sun will beat down on you and take quite a bit of your energy, so stop for shade and breaks as often as you need, and take PLENTY of water (I thought three 24oz. bottles and 2 protein bars was enough... I should have packed at least 1 more of each). Also, the cabin itself, although cool-looking, was actually pretty creepy once inside lol... I personally would not sleep in it. But there is a very nice opening about 50-60 yrds. up from it that's perfect for pitching a tent (you reach it right before descending to the cabin). The view of the mountains opposite from you are absolutely gorgeous! And so much easier to view from the camp spot because there are far less trees blocking the view. Overall, probably a much more enjoyable experience for the die-hard hiker. However, if you're like me, then it's probably only worth a once in a lifetime haul. That being said, you should definitely make sure you are well prepared for it either way. Have fun!

on Adams Canyon Trail
13 days ago

hiking

Once your passed the switch backs and into the mountains and shade that hike was awesome. Very pretty the whole way up.

on Adams Canyon Trail
13 days ago

hiking

Fun and exhausting, lots of sun and sand for the first bit but once you're in the mountains it's gorgeous.

on Adams Canyon Trail
14 days ago

hiking

We only got to the small waterfall but it was beautiful! :-)

on Adams Canyon Trail
15 days ago

Love it!

on Adam's Cabin Trail
16 days ago

Had a blast and enjoyed the burn.