Adams Canyon Trail

HARD 654 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.

trail running
1 day ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
8 days 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!

hiking
9 days ago

11 days 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.

14 days ago

15 days ago

Love this trail

16 days 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!

hiking
16 days ago

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

hiking
16 days 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

16 days ago

16 days ago

Once you get past the switchbacks there is a lot more shade, but I will definitely bring more water next time or start earlier. We started at 4 and it was way too hot but that was all that worked with all the family.

17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

Great trail! The sandy switchbacks at the beginning and the steep climbs toward the end make this a challenging trail run. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the sunny areas in the evenings. I've seen two this summer.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike. Most of the trail after the first half mile is shaded, following the stream. The waterfall is stunning!

20 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes! I love hearing the water flowing in the river throughout the hike and the Beautiful waterfall is fun to get wet in after getting hot and sweaty! Great trail... be sure to wear shoes you can get wet. There are also so great sitting places to eat a snack or lunch.

hiking
22 days ago