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My husband and I completed this hike on August 18. We chose it because its short and flat.... perfect to do in my knee brace.

This is a nice, quick hike that's close to town! It's flat and covered in wood chips the entire way. It has some nice views of the Wasatch Front (and even a bench to sit on to enjoy the view), as well as some informational plaques about the local plants, geology, etc. There is zero shade, so bring plenty of water!

My husband and I completed this trail on August 20, 2018. We chose this trail because it was short and flat, and therefore perfect to hike in my knee brace.

This trail is decent for a quick walk, but nothing spectacular.... no water features, no wildlife. It might be a nice hike for seniors or young children (except there is a pretty steep downhill section of about 100 feet, so be careful). Had some good views of the Wasatch Front.

This trail could be better marked. It intersects with several other trails, so we had to check the app several times to make sure we were on the right path.

Such a fun hike with little kids. The bridge is awesome.

one of my favorite go-to hikes. do this a couple times a week.

Took the family around 1000 on a Saturday morning. Trail was perfect for my kids, ages 7-13. Decent wildlife, with some birds and lizards. Trail would be great for running - we did see ppl doing this and biking. Easy to get to the trailhead, and the kids had fun playing on the little rock wall at the park before and after our hike. The suspension bridge was very cool. We had fun looking at the valley as we hiked, there are a lot of fancy homes just below the trail which were fun to gawk at.

Took the kids on this quick hike. The bridge Is super cool! All kids did great from 5 year old to 9 year old.

Fun trail and very close if you live in the Salt Lake Valley. You weave in and out of the woods on this trail so about 1/2 the time you are out in the sun so bring a hat. Didn’t find the horse manure on the trail to be a problem at all.

so this is the very first hike i did and by my self!! now, this wasnt horrible...when i read easy, i thought the terrain would just be flat basically, but it wasnt...it is a little steep...at first theirs some stair like way that is as if you were going on a kinda steep staircase basically...i didnt make it to even the reserve because apparently their was still an hr to it, and i had already been walking for 40 min....i did ask an 'older' couple, probably in their late 40s or early 50s...and they said they took 2 hrs to get to the reserve and 2hrs to get back down....i still recommend it even if you just want to walk a bit like i did

We went earlier in the morning & only passed a few people. Great hike for my 7-year old son & 14-year old dog.

This hike was gorgeous and comfortable. It starts out a bit steeper than I expected, but soon levels out with pockets of shade along the way. We left around 9:20 a.m. and it wasn’t too heavily trafficked and the temperature was perfect! Highly recommend- doable with children and dogs.

Great hike, although I did see a rattle snake as I was heading up, I’m assuming it’s because it’s been so hot lately, I would recommend doing it earlier in the day.

Great easy hike. Go early if you want shade. We started off around 9:30 am and still had a decent amount of shade along the way and it wasn't too warm. The hike is a gradual incline and not too slippery along the way. The bridge is a great break in the hike.

This is a great hike! I would grade it as more moderate than easy especially for kids and adults that are shorter. There are a lot of high, steep steps in the beginning going up. The lake and the view at the top are beautiful!

Great for kids. My 3 year old made it up with no problem.

26 days ago

pretty great hike.. the entire family loved it

probably do e this one 100 times by now. recommendations: hike October-April. WAY too hot in the summer. Rattlesnake sightings also present during summer months

Great hike. Short, took us about an hour. It was raining so super muddy. Hard to find the trail around the lake, possibly due to the rain and mud. Lots of ducks! Fun and easy- a bit of an incline going up but nothing difficult. And fun going down! Great views of the valley.

We saw a rattlesnake on the horse trail about 200 yards south of the Orson Smith trailhead about 10 AM today.

It had about 6 rattles and slithered off into a small patch of scrub oak. It did rattle eventually inside the clump of brush but it wasn't coiled when we saw it.

I hike the trails in the area about once per week. This was the first rattler I've seen on the mountain.

I did this loop earlier today...did a little geocaching and then because I am a glutton for punishment I hiked up to the lower falls. Both are good hikes....just different and the difficulty level is harder for the lower falls. This loop trail still gives you a workout because the first part of it is going uphill so ignore the difficulty level rated as easy and give it a try and if it's not enough then go up to the falls....I am sure that will be enough unless you are in incredible shape. have a good one all.

GO early! very little shade and it was pretty warm by 930 am.
Easy hike... up hills and down hills. beautiful views.
bathroom in parking lot is clean. parking lot small, but if you go early no problem.
we used walking sticks and glad we had them. suspension bridge was a great photo opportunity. walk the trail past the bridge a mile or more and fun rock formation to walk through. fun for children.

Loved this trail. It wasn’t too hard to do even for a newbie like me and my pup. She enjoyed the views and getting out. Luckily I brought lots of water for me and her. Make sure you bring water for yourself and your dogs there’s not much to keep you out of the sun most of the trail so hydration is key!

trail is well maintained. easy to moderate. view and bridge is bonus at the end. best to hike in the early early morning!

It is a steep hike, but is very short. It’s beautiful once you get up there, just watch out for the ducks and geese

This is an easy trail for OCR racers. It’s a doable trail for the rest of us.I think I’ll add this trail for my Spartan practices.

very inclined, but beautiful and totally doable for kids.

Screw All Trails for claiming this is easy. Definitely difficult hike. Pretty, but difficult

I only gave this 4 if it was not for being in the sun most of the trail it would have gotten 5, took my 4 year old and 11 year old and they loved this trail. The bridge is very pretty and the hike it mild if you out of shape, going back is the easy part and relating of the trail.

I enjoyed this trail and found it easy. Others mention in their reviews that it is difficult. I think for those not used to hiking regularly this trail can be considered hard because of the elevation gain. The good part of this trail is that a majority of the trail surface is fine gravel, which makes it easier to traverse than the other trail that goes to the suspension bridge (Bear Canyon Bridge Trail, which I did in April 18 - https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/track-apr-14-04-32-pm--4). This trail is also about 80 ft less in elevation gain, so it took me 1 1/2 hr less time than the other trail to the bridge. One thing to keep in mind is that the shade is sparse on this trail, so it may be better to do during sunrise or sunset on hot days. This trail seems to have a lot of human, dog and occasional cycle traffic. The trailhead parking lot can get crowded, but it seems to have a bathroom. I did not use it, so not sure how it is. It had some kind of keypad lock on the door.

It says easy... I guess that’s subjective, but it is very worth the effort.

I left my toddler's small, blue and yellow flip flops somewhere along the trail between granite trailhead and the reservoir. I uploaded a photo of the shoes in the photos. If anyone finds them, please text me at 801-653-0403!! Thank you:)

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