Explore the most popular road biking 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.

hiking
5 days ago

Easy trails with beautiful scenery!

Great little hike to get outdoors for a bit

it's just a nice hike. hike this trail with my uncle 2 to 3 times a year

Beautiful hike! The scenery up top is worth the climb.

hiking
3 months ago

lots of great trails to follow

hiking
3 months ago

This was a gentle hike on good packed snow or gravel. The scenery was beautiful and the sound of Parley’s Creek almost drowned out the sound of the highway. The kids enjoyed throwing snowballs at each other and being out in the sunshine on this winter day.

Nice hike with three lakes to enjoy

hiking
4 months ago

I have been hiking here for 3 years now. It's pretty easy to get to from the intersection of 11th Ave and B street. The hike is basically of 2 portions. The first one is a little over 3 miles and ends at the water treatment plant. The road is wide and the trek is not very steep at all. The second portion is about 2.5 miles and it starts at the water treatment plant. It's covered in snow during winter. The road is narrower and some steep drop offs on the right while going up. Some portions are a little steep but very manageable. The third portion of this hike is a dirt road which starts when you reach the end of the 5.5 mile hike.There are signs to be aware of cougars and bears. I have done this only once and I must say it's a little spooky. The stream runs right next to the dirt road and there is hardly anyone on this road. I must have walked about 3 miles and turned back but you can go further.

hiking
4 months ago

So great to have a paved trail into a pretty canyon in the winter! We walked up past mile marker 2 and really enjoyed the icy creek and beautiful mountains—and the quiet so close to downtown! The kids (15, 11, 9, and 7) all said they want to come back and do this hike again during other seasons.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy and gradual climb to the junction of the Sheep Trail. Follows a small river that is fishable. Would be a nice easy beginner snow shoe trail

road biking
5 months ago

great climb with easy access from downtown

This trail clearly has a watershed protected area sign. No dogs allowed!

Beautiful scenery, but can be a narrow path so careful with your kiddos.

scenic driving
7 months ago

We drove this at night, which really does defeat the purpose. Driving this road the first time at night is a bit intimidating if you're not used to windy roads. There was also road construction in a few parts which made the shoulder very narrow. There are other parts of the stretch that naturally have a very low shoulder and signs mentioned not to walk or bike on the side. Hope we can go back again in the daytime!

on City Creek Canyon

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, a few miles uphill & then connects to the BST where you can hike on for a few miles at relatively level elevation.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is closed right now because of wildfires

cross country skiing
8 months ago

There is no longer winter access to this trail. Farmington Canyon road is no longer plowed in winter, and you will find the gate locked early in the season just above Farmington Pond. We love skiing around the Farmington Flats area, and we miss the winter access! But it's still a fun little mountain biking loop when the road is open. Our six year old had no problem with this trail, and was happy to see a little fawn along the way. Beautiful area. Narrow winding dirt road with steep drop offs.

You can see wild life if you pay attention. fun place and lots of shade.

hiking
9 months ago

The grass along the very narrow trail is almost as high as my shoulders. There is also no shade, so it can be very hot. There is a large number of grasshoppers and bees as well. This hike should be categorized as easy, as it's not very steep.

We drove this. Beautiful to see, great to know it's so close to home

Went in the fall after the drought. Expected to see a lake, not a few ponds. Saw pictures from this year where the lake is filled up again and looks pretty

10 months ago

This was a very quiet, peaceful hike. It was also quite easy, so I'm not sure why it is categorized as moderate.

The first 3/4 mile is along a service road and is in full sun. Bring lots of sunscreen and water if you plan to do this hike on a summer day!

When the trail goes off the road and into the grass, it is very pretty. Still not much shade, but there are 4-5 spots to take a break from the sun along the way. The grass was very high along most of the narrow trail, which made me concerned about snakes. But the only wildlife I saw was a chipmunk, squirrels, birds, butterflies, and a moose (!).

There is no clear end to this trail, it merges into the Sheep Trail without any markings. Overall, a very nice little hike.

hiking
10 months ago

This was a very beautiful train almost the entire way. We were only able to do 4.5 miles. I recommend this to everyone.

I've done the hike from the gate to the top a bunch of times. It's so close and convenient to the city.
It can be done all on the road. I prefer to take the trail on the left at about the first picnic spot. It continues to just short of the water treatment plant and then you have to take the road the rest of the way. Lots of shade with a few exposed stretches.
When I did it today (7/4) there was no water above the 12th picnic spot so fill up and take plenty.
There is lots of wildlife all up and down the canyon. Today I saw a turkey and a garter snake and a world of butterflies. I've seen coyotes, deer ,elk lots or birds, a bobcat and much more.
I'm 71 and can do the round trip in 31/2 hrs hiking time and just under 4hr total. . If I can do it you can too. I think you'll really enjoy it.

trail running
10 months ago

Nice spot for a variety of sports, very accessible. I run here occasionally.

walking
10 months ago

So fun! It was perfect for my kids since the road is very gradual and more than half shaded in the morning. There are restrooms at the base of the canyon and also a little parking lot if you go up the road a little bit. It was great to hear the creek while you hike and we saw so many butterflies! There are picnic tables all the way up you can sit and rest at. We made it to #7 before we had to come back because of time constraints.

trail running
11 months ago

First time trail running in a couple years. The way up is a nice steady incline with plenty of flat spots on the way up. Lots of tree cover too! At 3 miles the trail runs out and merges onto a road. I took the road another mile and a half and then turned around. I hit the trail at around 4pm and hardly saw anyone else on the way up. I ran into a coyote on the trail and watched him for a bit. Saw two deer and a bunch of squirrels.

walking
11 months ago

Pretty view of downtown at the beginning once you're at the top and pretty easy once you make it up the first steep hill.

hiking
11 months ago

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