Explore the most popular hiking trails in Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Loved the trail. Its pretty crowded though.

There are a lot of trails in this area and it wasn't well marked. It was a busy trail, though, so we just watched to see where everyone was going. It can get a little crowded up there, so be patient if you want to try out a particular piece of "furniture". The view is spectacular.

Nice short hike and conveniently accessible from University

We hiked the reverse route (ccw, south face ascent). Steep, with loose gravel, and completely exposed. Would rate it as difficult. North side had more coverage and better traction. Tower at the top was open and we were able to climb for an extra special view! Would recommend traditional ascent (cw: via north path).

Moderate Hike with awesome view!!!

hiking
5 days ago

Pretty slippery at some parts. No shade. Nice sunset view of the city

Great morning hike. Pretty heavy foot traffic until you pass The Living Room. After that the trail narrows and gets muddy. The view at the top is well worth checking out.

hiking
11 days ago

As the map shows, there are basically an infinite selection of ways to do this on various trails. Some choices are probably more arduous than others in terms of the grade. This is not a wilderness experience, given the location, but it's not too shabby considering how accessible this is from anywhere around the University of Utah. There were a few other folks out this overcast morning, many with their dogs, but it's way less crowded than the Living Room trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Short but semi steep trail. Very popular. Great spot to watch sunset over SL valley. Trail was dry. Dog friendly trail, with many friendly dogs. Street parking at trail head with 3 hour limit. Should be plenty of time for this trail.

Hiked in the rain. Nice and easy. The dog loved it. Recommend dry months, you walk in a river bed for a minute

Quick hike but a good workout! The view at the top is always nice too!

I love going up the side of the mountain for a good challenge. The trails all seem to lead to the same place but aren't marked. Beautiful view

It’s a quick jaunt. Still a little muddy and slick in some places.

Pretty steep trail and very muddy which made it slippery.

Trail was muddy after the turn from the living room. Along the final climb spikes were very useful because of the hard ice up.

Still muddy. Gorgeous view. I expected natural rock formations as the furniture but it’s stacks of rocks in the form of chairs. A bit steep. Definitely a moderate trail.

Completed this hike on 2/3/18. This is always a great easy-moderate hike with great views of downtown SLC and plenty of wildlife. Lots of wind at the summit, but still worth it.

trail is dry now. 2.14.18

So good! Awesome view and “seating” at the “living room”!!!

Great morning hike. Somewhat muddy and slick this time of year.

Plenty of spider trails, choose wisely!

Super muddy and slick today! More mud and snow than dirt. I wore Solomon hiking shoes and was fine, but regular sneakers will be soaking wet by the time your done. Gorgeous hike! Good workout.

hiking
3 months ago

Couple of icy patches but great view

The trail was pretty hard to find. Once I found it, there were several ways to go. Right now (January 2018) the trail is very icy. I suggest going a different way or wearing more than tennis shoes. After I made it past the ice, it wasn't too bad of a hike! The view from the top was amazing! However, come down the way you came! I went down a way that everyone was going and it was steep and way harder than it needed to be!!

I love this trail! Perfect for an after-work or late Sunday short hike. The views are awesome. Gets a bit crowded, but manageable. Watch out for rattle snakes. Takes an hour or so round trip if you hang out in the “living room” at the top for a bit.

hiking
3 months ago

Honestly, a bit boring. The terrain is borderline hard. The trail map works well on this app, however there seems to be a ton of alternative trails to get up the mountain. Yes, I can't believe a few wild flowers/weeds are showing their color. Crazy winter!.

*You are not suppose to park where Google Maps tells you to. Be Aware.

Good trail with great views of the city.

hiking
3 months ago

Great easy hike! If you want a challenge, hike up the first mountain on the left and follow the camel backs/ridges all the way to the living room! If you stay on the main trail this is an easy post-work hike for a sunset!

Good beginner trail with an amazing view

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike to see the city! Keep going, the drastic evelation change makes it hard to keep going but I promise it's worth it. There is an end and it's totally awesome!!

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