Perfect first hike of the season. Started at Hidden Hills Park and Hiked south to the extension bridge. It was pretty busy with other hikers. Beautiful views of the valley.

The path had beautiful views and some shady parts, but if you take a dog you can’t get to the waterfalls. So it’s kind of anti-climatic. Otherwise, great FIRST hike with my 4-month old puppy!!

I brought my dog along with me, lots of fun! She loved it and I loved it, win win!

Good trail, and is great for those starting out. Dog owners should note that the BSL part is where dogs can be on a leash, all of the connections do not allow dogs. There were a few times I regretted bringing the dog because I could not venture on paths I wanted to check out.

Very difficult trail. It’s mostly a game trail that climbs steeply and steadily up at a good angle. Great for exercise and conditioning, not much to see and it doesn’t go anywhere noteworthy. it just runs into another trail the leads back down the mountain.

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1 month ago

Hiked this today and summited rocky mouth canyon peak. Its a great peak with fantastic views all around. If you make it to the final meadow up big willow make sure to turn north (left) and hit the summit. Its another 700 ft climb from the meadow but well worth the final push. Definitely a five star hike. Its grueling enough, has fantastic views and there are very few people on this trail.

I found a Kia car key/keyfob today way up big willow just below the summit. Let me know if its yours (kbquire-at-gmail).

how and where does the trail start? I came across some houses and it's there's no trail. can anyone help? I really want to go hiking on this trail.

Not a hike for a first date. Even after being married for 22 years the initial steep part of hike taught me things about my husband that I never knew. He is in better shape than he lets on. Fortunately his stamina and cheerfulness are contagious because I would have turned around long before reaching the avalanche sign. The amazing views and a nice lunch alongside Little Willow Creek with wildflowers and butterflies were a great reward. Two hiking poles each are a must for us middle aged hikers on Sawmill Trail. Otherwise I would have fallen for sure several times.

Very pretty, quick and fun!

Perfect in the early evening when the surrounding scrub oak shaded us! My 3 and 5 year old loved all the bridges and fun rock tunnel!!
Take lots of water and beware of snakes! We saw two.

Very easy trail, pretty busy with hikers, families, and a few bikers. End of the trail leads to another trail, so if you parked a car at both ends you could prevent from having to do the same walk round trip.

I have not hiked close to a year now, this was a good beginning hike.

This beautiful hike is perfect especially this time of year! The bridge is amazing.

Only difficult at the beginning but then it’s rolling hills. I didn’t take my kids but I will for sure next time. Beautiful views.

This was a really nice hike. The majority of it is Bonniville Trail; Bear Loop is a very small offshoot but it’s still very pretty with a nice waterfall.

Bring lots of water; the trail is majority in the sun so sunscreen is essential too. It’s a busy trail but everyone is willing to give everyone else room to get by.

3 bridges, a boulder tunnel, a waterfall, mountain and urban views, this trail has something for everyone!

This trail has a few different entry points from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST). Actually, the BST is the only trail you really need to follow if you want to go on the suspension bridge shown in the title screen. However, if you want to see the waterfall and a smaller bridge, then an extra climb is needed.

The trailhead as shown on alltrails starts in Hidden Valley Park in Sandy (South of Salt Lake City), but when you get there, if you don't know the place, it can be a little tricky to find, mostly as you are not parking at a trailhead, but at the park itself. If you go to the far end of the parking lot toward the mountain (GPS marker is listed in the video), you will see a trail going up the hill, follow this paved path about .1 mile to the actual trailhead. This is the way started the trail. However, if you want to shorten it, go further down the paved path maybe .3-.4 mile til you can see a wide gravel path going up a hill, this will shorten your trail by about .5 mile probably. Walk up this hill, take a right at a set of steps and go down over a bridge, follow the BST Trail to a fenced area. If you go into this fenced area this is actually the Bear Canyon Loop which requires a climb up a few hundred feet incline then down over a bridge, where a small waterfall can be seen. However, if you are there with a dog, or just want to see the suspension bridge, then walk past the wooden gate to the Bear Canyon Loop, go straight and get to the bridge in a jiffy! There are map screen shots in the video trail guide that will help you with this hike.

There are other ways to get to this bridge- other trail entries from nearby neighborhoods, or maybe even if you are walking from the opposite direction on the BST.

Keep in mind there is a good chance to see mountain bikers as well as hikers on this trail.

This trail is also popular with families with small children as well as tourists and trail runners.

See photo/video collage here: https://youtu.be/aabCnXQX3VM

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3 months ago

Really lovely, more isolated trail. Dogs are not allowed (as numerous signs remind you). We went up 2 miles, to the ridge crossing back into Big Willow. Further on there was more snow than we wanted to deal with on the N facing slope. It is very steep, but mostly the footing (at least one that bottom half) is pretty good.

Hiking with my two dogs. 4.3.18 we are from Las Vegas and just moved here 4.1.18 and my dogs had such a great time hiking. We love the weather, the bridge totally awesome but don’t see the water falls due to the sign said no dogs allowed. But we definitely gonna keep coming back here.

Nice gradual hike with amazing views. lots of bikers on this trail which they make you move out of the way for. They do tell you if they are the last. Trail was dry on this day. It was also cloudy. If it wasn't you would be hiking in full sun. Be sure to bring water for those days. I had my dog and his poop bag the whole way. There aren't any trash cans that I saw until the trailhead and also toilets.

Nice morning hike. Incredible views!

We started at the parking lot by the church, not too hard and you get an awesome view of the city almost the whole way there. Kinda muddy right now but there was a lot of green too!

easy trail for sunday afternoon, bring your dogs 3 waste bags stations, no reason to leave anything behind

This is a really cool place. I wouldn’t have expected it to be up there behind just the neighborhood

This is a nice easy family hike. My 5 year old had no problem. Beware as we saw needles and other drug paraphernalia towards the beginning of the trail head, but afterwards it was all natural beauty. The suspension bridge was awesome and overall it was a enjoyable experience.

Rolling trail with enough elevation change to switch things up, but not too much. Crosses the Bear Canyon suspension bridge. Looped with the logging road, horse trail, back to BST. Trail is ice packed.

Definitely not moderate but a very fun easy hike. The suspension bridge is worth it alone. Make sure right by the bridge you go on bear canyon loop, it takes you up a little higher where the stream is.

I give this only 3 stars based on several factors. For solitude it rates a five. For being well-maintained I give it a one point five. It is very difficult to follow in the Big Willow forested area. Once out of the forest the bushes have nearly overtaken many portions of the trail. I call it trail- oriented bushwhacking. The views are a four if you make it into the Big Willow drainage. I have been up this trail 25 times + and it is still often difficult to stay on it. Someone has put red metal markers on key trees and those help. If there is a ton of snow, be careful - getting lost will be easy.

This was an easy but fun hike. I have never been on a suspension bridge and it was worth the hike to see it and cross it.

It was steep at some points.

It's really an easy trail so I'm not sure why it is rated as moderate.

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