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Adams Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kaysville, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 1,430 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Rocky

Scramble

Washed out

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Getting There

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from Salt Lake City: Travel north on Highway 89 and take the first right past Oakhills Road (Layton City Water Tank). Take another right (south) on the frontage road. Park at the end of pavement at fenced off reservoir. Trail starts on north side of the reservoir. This trail has good access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

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Reviews (2190)
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Recordings (1474)
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Kala Bailey
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Hiking

Great trail! Once you get past the switch backs and a sunny opening, it’s then shaded and beautiful. Worth it!

Misti Newby
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Hiking

Great trail! The initial ascent is tough, but the rest of the trail is well shaded and provides amazing views around every turn. Also, the sign at the bottom didn’t seem accurate to what our pedometers said. Sign says 1 3/4 miles to the waterfall, our watches said 2 1/4, but keep pushing because it is worth it!

Monty Ellison
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Good trail. Heavily used.

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Kim Ray
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Great!RockyScramble

Crowded for sure, but beautiful. Waterfall at the top was awesome.

Hali Ficklin
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Marisa King
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Hiking

So beautiful! I would recommend you to start the trail in the morning. You can smell pine while you are hiking! The waterfall is so beautiful! The only downsize about this trail is that there were tons of people.

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Mary Sincavage
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HikingRockyScramble

Make sure to bring LOTS of water! The first quarter is the worst and in direct sunlight so you’ll need a lot of water. The rest is nice near a beautiful river but some parts are extremely steep! We didn’t make it to the waterfall because we ran out of water but we can’t wait to go again

Wyatt Markowski
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HikingRocky

A lot of people on the trail, but still fun!

Philip Beck
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K G
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Hiking

If I go up again, I will take a garbage bag so I can pick up the damn beer cans, plastic bottles and other garbage the inconsiderate pukes leave behind. As a kid, the trail followed the creek, now it is above. I would caution folks about taking little ones up (5 and under). Take adequate water. Love the Canyon and the creek. On a mid week hike still a lot of folks out and a few dogs.

Shannon Ralls
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HikingSnow

This trail seems to be crowded at all times. The waterfall is definitely impressive, but the beginning part of this hike almost makes it not worth it. I would only go again if someone asked me to, but not on my own free will.

Em Moody
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Hiking

Went at dusk so we hiked back in the dark. Super beautiful waterfall and rivers

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Alesha Schulzke
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Hiking

The waterfalls at the end are definitely gorgeous. The hike is strenuous though. It gets very steep near the end and there are some sketchy spots I would be nervous to navigate with little ones. Dog poop littered the trail today. Seriously disgusted with people who bring dogs and don’t pick up after them.

Kimberly Mendenhall
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HikingScramble

Don't stop too soon and make sure to hike past the first mini falls. The 30-40 foot waterfall at the end is awesome!! This is also the busiest trail I've seen all season (by far). We started a little before 6am and were the only car parked in the lot. When we finished, there were at least 60 cars parked in the lot or along both sides of the road. It's a decent sunny and sandy climb at the beginning. A steady mostly shaded incline though the middle (the majority). And then another steep steady climb, with a few small sections of simple scrambling, at the end. I went with my mom and we sent slow and steady. Both of us thought this hike would be really hard for anyone under 5 years old. It would be a decent challenge for anyone under 10 years old. So beautiful though!!

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Tara Bramwell
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Hiking

My 8 year old had no trouble but my 5 year old struggled. Wear shoes with good traction because it’s steep. Beautiful hike and right next to the river in some parts.

Bailey Wyatt
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Hiking

Great hike! Little bit of an incline on the way up, several scenic spots along the way. The waterfall is well worth it and there are large rocks at the top to rest and have lunch on. The first quarter is in the sun, but after that, it’s mostly shade.

G Bern H
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Hiking

If you're an avid hikers, go early or go somewhere else. This trail is very popular with families, large youth groups, elderly, and teenagers so you'll wait in line at choke points for slow moving groups. It can get frustrating so heads up. Many people bring dogs too and many are off leash so again heads up. I would definitely avoid this trail on weekends. Wear lightweight hiking shoes and bring plenty of water. The trail is well marked and very enjoyable but go early!

Judy Stott
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Hiking

This hike ends at a beautiful waterfall, which makes it all worth it. First part is full exposure sun but then moves to shade and beautiful trees. Some parts were a little harder then others but we did it as a family and enjoyed it. Bring a sandwich and sit by the falls and eat your lunch and enjoy the view. Our daughter loved taking off her shoes at the top and playing in the water.

Justin Fife
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HikingScramble

Some parts are quite difficult but the waterfall is gorgeous and trail follows water nearly the whole way. The sunset on the way out is breathtaking too. Worth it.

Ashton Archuleta
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Hiking

I took my three kids on this hike for Father’s Day. They are 5,6, and 12 years old and they championed through it all the way to the big waterfall. I would say some areas should be rated more than moderate, but it was a good hike. I highly recommend it!!!

Kelly Marie
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Hiking

Great trail, with many parts in the shade along the river. Steeper with a tiny bit of scrambling at points, which I didn’t anticipate with a moderate rating. Mix of families and adult hikers as well as dogs. Waterfall did not disappoint.

Andres Osorio
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HikingRockyScramble

Wonderful trail. It’s a steep a incline and some scrambling but well worth it. We started at 7 and found plenty of parking and only a couple of other people. On the way down there was a lot of people and dogs. Got to the parking lot and it was full to the point that’s cars were parked on the street. Maybe it was a Father’s Day crowd? Anyway show up early to have some solitude.

Tanesha Bouwhuis
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Gage Hooper
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Hiking

Nice hike. A bit of incline but worth it! You have to get in the waterfall!!!

kami Huntsman
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