Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

great trail. the lower canyon is fantastic and currently filled with little pools. the stream is flowing pretty solid. been to the Outlook like 10 times this year and today was the first time I saw any rattle snakes. two were past the overlook. one was on the trail after the second 'bridge' after the steep part.

I see tons of rock climbing here.

also the trail doesn't end at the overlook. you can follow it up to the forest and the Ridgeline. my pup and I saw three deer bounding across the forest on our last trip.

hiking
7 hours ago

I give this hike one star for several reasons. Very first thing is the trailhead is very difficult to find. There is no trail marker and the trailhead looks like no more than a small game path. Second the entire trail is very overgrown, lack of foot traffic and trail maintenance. This makes the trail very difficult to follow. We almost lost the trail entirely a few times, I would recommend long pants because you’ll be bush whacking most of it. And last but not least, the trail should be rated moderate/hard. It’s VERY steep most of the way up and the trail is mostly comprised of loose broken shale. .

Awesome trail. I took my ten year old my Jack Russel and everyone did fine. It was a little more challenging than the average trail, but not too bad and definitely worth it.

SO MANY PEOPLE - trail is not wide enough and so it is hard to pass. Not sure would bring kids - saw a couple snakes on the path today. also has poison ivy.

Very nice trail. Fairly steep, but beautiful and peaceful.

It was really nice! Beginning of the trail was steep but after that it was easy and great view!

Great hike.

Absolutely gorgeous up there right now! Not muddy at all, those the horse flies are really bad right now so bring bug spray or be prepared to get bitten.

Which trail is good to start at - needs to be easy and not too steep? Thank You

hiking
2 days ago

Gorgeous trail, beautiful views and flowers right now

This is quite a work out but well worth the effort. The views from the top are amazing. The entire valley is visible, so are the surrounding mountains.

Great for walking the pup!! Beautiful wild flowers in May!

Amazing views of downtown, Mt Olympus, parleys, and the whole valley. Start at church fork picnic area, shaded switchbacks for a while, then opens up for a bit then more switchbacks, then an open traverse up to the top. The last 1/2 mile to a mile is pretty steep. 400 ft/mile did it in 3.5 hours. 2 hrs to top.

Great trail to take the kids and dogs. Get there early!

hiking
3 days ago

stopped just short of the summit due to a storm that rolled in. in hindsight it didn't last long but better to be safe then sorry. beautiful views and fantastic wildflowers that got better and more abundent the higher you hike!!!
trail definitely starts off pretty steep but becomes more manageable the higher you get.

Hiked up to the saddle on 5/19. There was a couple feet of snow the last mile starting about a half mile above the meadow. Wonderful hike. There are three or four water crossings this time of year. But I was able to make it without getting my feet wet. Don’t let the full parking lot at he trailhead fool you— 90% of those people will be hanging out along the creek in the maple groves along the first mile of trail.

hiking
3 days ago

My son and I started out the hike around 6:00 pm with the cabin as our goal. We really thought we could could do an out and back before it got dark. We only had the t-shirts and shorts we were wearing and a couple of granola bars for food. We ended up getting to the cabin, but by that time it was getting dark and a storm was coming in. We were soaked with sweat, and we made the decision to just go ahead and stay in the cabin for the night instead of facing the dark and cold wind of the incoming storm. Needless to say we made the best of the situation and gathered up some firewood, made us a nice fire to warm up with and to dry out our clothes. We shared the granola bars for dinner and we explored our shelter for the night. We found a gas stove with propane to heat up water or cook some food. We also found a flash light which helped to light up the cabin, and a battery operated set of Christmas lights we turned on that really set the mood. The sleeping bags were great, and my son picked the warmer flannel one. He quickly found out that a family of spiders had made their home in it after crawling in to get warm. It was great fun seeing him scramble out of the bag as the family of spiders started coming out to investigate the intruder. He shook it out real well to get them all out. The wind blew all night, and a branch from a tree kept scraping on the metal roof which sounded like an animal scratching and trying to get in. We finally got warm and our clothes were drying out by the fire, so we climbed into our bags and tried to get some sleep. It was a long sleepless night, but we got up at 5:30, got dressed, and started back down the trail as the sun began to come up. This will be a great memory I will reflect on in the coming years and just smile!

Wow! What a gorgeous hike! Yes, the first 0.7 miles are pretty steep, but you’re walking through a gorgeous canopy of trees. Once it levels out, the views are incredible! This was our first time hiking in Millcreek Canyon, and it didn’t disappoint! I can imagine this one being incredible for watching the sunset. The whole family (kids 15, 12, 10, 8) all loved it, though it was challenging for my middle two with special needs...but in a good way.

hiked this trail for the first time 5/20. waterfall is raging right now. this time of year not for anyone uncomfortable with creek crossings. trekking poles would have been good for crossing the falls and the steep downhill. above the large meadow youll hit snow. follow the tracks through the snow and youll make it up to the ridge overlooking BCC but be sure to bring spikes for the way back down. will probably melt in a week or 2.

Tried to hike it late in the day, but couldn't manage it. Beautiful scenery. The trail is pretty much unmarked, at least if you're hiking it clockwise. The trail map shown here didn't match up well with the actual trail. GPS wouldn't work inside the steeper canyons, so I ended up turning back rather than get lost with nightfall approaching. Watch out for rattlesnakes.

hiking
4 days ago

This trail is beautiful, and well maintained. My puppy loved all the rushing water. Easy, accessible, tons of parking. It has a beach and a nice dock. I would Highly recommend.

We got off trail towards the end and ended up on private property, but we will go back in a week or two to do the last part of the trail. The trail was gorgeous. The only drawback was that we ran into four snakes, yuck. Bring a hat and sunscreen. This is definitely a great trail that we will return to.

Beautiful!

This was absolutely gorgeous, wildflowers blooming, and clear, dry trail all the way up.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail is a beast! My Apple Watch tracked ~ 3.4 miles up from the parking lot at the bottom of the switchbacks (the trailhead for the Adams canyon trail as well). This difference threw my dad and I off in terms of timing and we spent a night in the cabin. The fireplace vents great and there are sleeping bags left for anyone to use. Lucky our destination was a cabin. The views are incredible. Highly recommend this hike for anyone with good experience.

Great hike! First few miles are a little hard since they’re uphill, but the views and falls were worth it.

We took our two poms up who love to hike. It was a fun trail and was beautiful with the run off from the waterfall the whole way up. Don’t recommend bringing small kids as there are narrow areas that are a dangerous fall. Plan on being a little muddy by the time you get back to your car. Will definitely do it again!

I love this hike with my little doxie, we head up this trail multiple times a year and he’s always really happy to go the whole way. It airs on the side of easy-to moderate, especially when the temps are still under 80 degrees.
I actually did continue on to the Thayne canyon loop today, and I don’t recommend it. I loved the hike all the way up to the part where desolation connects with Thayne’s, but the Thayne trail is miserable, muddy, (still a bit of snow on it May 20th) and pretty ugly if you ask me. I’d much rather head back the way I came and get to hike down the SL overlook again.
As far as hikes go, this one is great and not crowded once you pass the overlook, and even up until the overlook there aren’t too many people. Maybe a dozen other hikers and a lot of doggos.
One of my favorites as long as you stay off the Thayne canyon portion. I’m hoping to make it to desolation lake later in the summer.

hiking
5 days ago

Holy elevation gain, Batman! You’ll go up, up, and up for awhile on these trails. You get well into the wilderness although civilization remains within view for most of the hikes. There are multiple trails here—some more treacherous and rewarding than others—and there aren’t many folks. You could spend all day here weaving your way through and around the canyon. Watch out for rattlesnakes—they hang out here! Don’t be fooled by the residential location. These trails are legit and the payoff in views is worth it.

beautiful but easy and short.
A great place for picnics and just relaxing days by the lake. Not exactly a hiker's trail.

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