Adams Canyon Trail

HARD 662 reviews

Adams Canyon Trail is a 5.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Layton, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2864 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

washed out

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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5 days ago

Great trail

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13 days ago

Grew up hiking this trail. Love love love it. Not sure why it has a hard rating though. I feel a moderate rating would be appropriate. Plenty of flat spots and moderate inclines. The steepest part is the switchbacks at the beginning (don't attempt in the heat. the sun will beat down on you and you will want to die).
The waterfall is a great reward at the end. There are some stream crossings so depending on the water level your feet might get wet.
Heavily trafficked. Great for families (the first part might tough on really little ones).

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1 month ago

We actually just hiked to the lower falls. After the first set of switchbacks, just take a right after the bench, and follow it down to a gorgeous waterfall. Great hike for kids!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

It is better to hike this trail early in the morning. It is a difficult hike but well worth it. There is plenty of shade once you get past the steep switchbacks. Bring plenty of water and be ready to sweat. This hike is strenuous at best. Watch your footing because it's easy to roll an ankle. If you're looking for amazing scenery and want a great workout, then this trail is for you.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Love this trail

1 month ago

This hike is fun and varied, but takes much longer with small children or older adults. We had a three year old and a 57 year old grandma. It took us 5 hours round trip. Take lots of water and good shoes!

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1 month ago

my 2.5 yr old did fantastic on this trail. very beautiful and lots of great views.

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1 month ago

Nice hike you think you're physically doing good until you head back down and then you realize how steep this trail really yes but definitely worth the hike absolutely beautiful