Ann's Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Ann's Trail is a 10.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Draper, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
10.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Draper City Parks & Trails 1020 E. Pioneer Rd. (12400 S.), Bottom Floor Draper City, UT 84020 801 576-6571

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Ann's is great for adventurous beginners to intermediate riders, or part of a longer loop for more advanced. Fantastic views from the southern section not shown on map, the best part of the trail!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Not very long, but beautiful views of the valley.

hiking
5 months ago

Annabelle Parr was a Draper woman who spent sixteen long years working in and on top of the Draper Parks and Trails Committee. She may have died of pancreatic cancer, but she lived to preserve the natural beauty of Utah's wilderness. It was through her efforts that bonds were secured to allow for the purchase of the Corner Canyon area, saving it from being flattened and turned into yet another subdivision of hideous po-mo shitboxes. Instead, the network of trails you see today were developed and preserved, and more of Utah's natural bounty was allowed to flourish instead of flounder.

In addition to this, Ann was also a long-distance equestrian endurance rider, and a dear lover of children, working in the fields of adolescent counseling, child welfare, and adoption.

So, please, for the Love of God, do NOT litter here! Are you kidding me? Do you WANT to get haunted? Do you want to have an ectoplasmic tussle with a ghost-woman with that kind of saintly pedigree?! JESUS CHRIST! JUST PACK IT OUT! HOW HARD IS THAT?!

A-ha.

Sorry.

Ann's trail is definitely a versatile one. It's meant to accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrian ga'lippers. If you're hiking, you'll want to keep your eyes open, both for people heading ass over elbows down the trail on their bike, and for horse dung minefields. Your vigilance will be rewarded, though, I assure you: waiting for you at the top is a fantastic view of the valley, above all of the smog and grit. You can rest at a bench dedicated to Ms.Parr and just take it all in.

The end of the trailhead comes when you join up with Clark's Trail. From there, you can turn around, or take Clark's back down, or explore any of the other interconnecting trails from there. Corner Canyon has quite a lot of different routes you can explore, though for my money, the circuit from Ann's Trail to Clark's Trail and then back through the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a great circuit, taking you just over four miles to complete.

Just, uh... Be sure to mind your sun protection. There's precious little shade through Ann's Trail, so you'll want to make sure you're covered and that you're mindful of when your sunscreen needs to be reapplied. I didn't, and now I'm a lobster-person. Learn from my red-faced mistakes, and you'll have a great time on Ann's Trail.

If you're looking for a beginner's trail to do mountain biking or trail-running, or if you're in the Draper area and want a decent hike to do after work, it's hard to argue against this one. I'm sure it's what Ann would have wanted. :)

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike with kids. Trail is in good condition. You need to keep an ear out for people on mountain bikes. Beautiful views and flowers/trees.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

6 months ago

This is primarily a mountain bikers paradise so be prepared to step to the side plenty. I did four miles out and back but not sure there is a really stopping point in this trail. Nice views of the valley. Some good shade in spots and mild inclines.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Beautiful views of the valley but I would say that this trail is primarily a biking trail and not so good for hikers. We were there on a Saturday and had to get out of the way for bikers many times. So make sure you listen for them coming. We saw about three hikers and probably 25+ bikers.

hiking
7 months ago

snowshoeing
10 months ago

Sunday, October 23, 2016