Bear Canyon Bridge Trail

MODERATE 113 reviews
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Bear Canyon Bridge Trail is a 4.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Draper, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from January until October.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

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waterfall

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Directions
Follow the directions from Alltrails, but even though the trailhead shows up in the right spot, it will take you one street too far.
FIX: When you're on Wasatch Boulevard, you'll turn right into the Hidden Valley Park parking lot, right before the church.

The trail starts at the southeast part of the parking lot. We followed the paved trail to the right of the trailhead, you have to kind of ignore the signs for the Bonneville Trail or BST. After the paved walkway you go up a little rocky area towards the east. You'll see a gate ahead and a small trail that goes down into the trees to the right. Take this smaller trail.
It has varying degrees of difficulty which definitely keeps it interesting. Nothing too hard. You'll have awesome views of the valley the whole time. You'll come to a little area where some huge rocks have fallen and made walk through cave type things. Keep going. You'll also pass an area that kind of juts out more towards the valley and is pretty flat. Keep going. We judged it to be around 1.5 miles from the trailhead to the bridge.
There are some smaller trails that branch off from this one. We took one that started right after the bridge on the left side, which takes you further up the river and over another smaller bridge. Then a pretty steep climb up to overlook the whole bridge.
A great hike, very diverse! Great views, the kids loved the bridge. Even going on a cooler date on a Sunday it was busy, so I would imagine weekends would be pretty busy!

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10 days ago

I think the destination is better then the hike itself. Was very easy that was flat 80% of the time. Trail starts behind the park next to the church.

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12 days ago

It was my first hike after a long winter. It was great and the bridge view is amazing!

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15 days ago

The trail is marked as "Bonneville Shoreline Trail" which was a bit confusing for me as the app named it Bears Canyon Bridge. Narrow track, a few bikers, great for running. I lost the trail once due to the signs reading BST.

hiking
18 days ago

We hiked up with a 3 and 8 year old, was lots of fun! Well maintained and amazing views!!! We only went to the Bridge and then back down.

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20 days ago

Easy, quick, and some nice views of the valley. Love how accessible it is for a quick after work jaunt. Definitely busy tho so if you are looking to be alone don't try this route. My dog and I love it for a nice trail run