East Canyon State Park is a 680-acre boating and year-round fishing delight nestled in the mountains northeast of Salt Lake City. Although popular with water recreationists, East Canyon is also an attraction for history buffs. Nearby trails mark the steps of the Donner Party and the first Mormon settlers.

We drove out yesterday, April 4th 2017, and all of the signs on the north side of the road say government property. Any trail from the road is gated off and says no trespassing. I don't think this trail is accessible anymore. It's either government or private land now.

Loved this hike. Steep switchbacks to start off, then goes to ridge hiking which eventually leads to a couple meadows. Very relaxing and the scenery/views from top to bottom were enjoyable.

fairly easy terrain after the initial climb - follows the ridgeline & you can go up to Big Mountain summit or continue on the Great Western Trail.