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Birdsong Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 2.4 mi Elevation gain 377 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

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Getting There

The Birdsong Trail offers wonderful views along the east bench in Ogden. It goes by 6 springs, a pond and deep forest, where you can see an abundance of birds (hence the name). It connects the neighborhoods around Fillmore and 20th Streets to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Use the southwest corner of Rainbow Gardens parking lot.

From I15 take exit 344, head east on 12th Street. Right before entering the mouth of Ogden Canyon, turn right on Valley Drive. The Greenery parking lot is immediately on the left.

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Reviews (288)
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Recordings (231)
Completed (526)
Trevor Koch
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Hiking

Great trail! Took our 3 and 7 yr old, they had no problem. intermittent trees, plenty of shaded areas, a bench along the way. The path was pretty clearly marked with a couple signs. Occassionally had to dodge mtn bikers. Lots of birds chirping!

Nykki77 User
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Walking

Nice trail for walking it is busy with mountain bikers. Going through the neighborhood is not the greatest if you don't have your map out you will get lost. Great path for dogs. One side is shadded while the east side is brush and in the sun. This review is for walking the trail.

Bill Hartman
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Hiking

This was a very nice hike. The right (south) arm was in complete shade and was a gentle climb in elevation up to the housing area. my opinion, we should have turned around and enjoyed that same trail back down. If not, you walk 2 full blocks south, then 2 more east (uphill) to the 20th st. trailhead. the northern route from there is in the sun and the drop off point to go back to the vehicles is not marked. All in all, a nice day out in Nature with friends.

Katie Oman
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Hiking

This is an ok trail. I took my 3 kids (11, 10, 6) and it was pretty easy for them. We didn’t like the part through the neighborhood and wouldn’t have known where to go if I didn’t have the map pulled up on my phone. But there are some really pretty parts and good shade part of the way.

Carly Layton
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HikingMuddy

The trailer looks fine got rained out had to come back early will try again another day

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Michael Driggs
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Hiking

Birdsong is a very appropriate name for this trail. As we got to the shaded part of the trail, wonderful “birdsong” could be heard all around us. Lots of shade. Only disliked the part that goes through a neighborhood.

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Jaymie Christensen
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Hiking

5/26/2020 My review reflects this hike as a hike. If you are trail running or biking or needing an easy trail for kids this is good. Part of the loop is through a neighborhood which I didn’t love. There is a section with crashed cars to look at. Views of the mountains and overlooking a golf course. I did hear the birds sing their pretty song!

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Kyle Baldwin
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Hiking

Fantastic trail. Has quite a few steep parts but overall great experience. My dog loved it.

Alicia Miller
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Hiking

Really fun and beautiful hike that is kid friendly.

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Mikala Jordan
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Hiking

Wonderful trail for a cooler walk (due to the shade on much on it) and for birdwatching. Good for families. Not a destination hike for experienced hikers.

Abby Byrum
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Fun and pretty little hike. The neighborhood/street part is no fun at all. The second half of the "loop", if starting on the west side, is poorly marked so pay close attention.

Daniel Harger
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Hiking

fun trail for the whole family and 2 dogs. the neighborhood section was the least enjoyable. not too many sidewalks and the pavement would be uncomfortable for the dogs paws.

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Greg Larue
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Hiking

The app shows a full hiking circle that comes back to the parking lot, that is false, because once you get to the top you have to walk several blocks to hit another trail to get back. There is an abundance of bikes and running kids on a small path. The younger bike riders are rude as for some reason they think they have the right of way....not ever! will find better trails.

Kenna Winters
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Hiking

Not super clear guidelines on which trail is which, especially after the urban section if you are doing the loop

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Cat Corbin
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Hiking

Super easy trail. We started from Rainbow Gardens. Shady basically the whole way. There are some split-offs so make sure to stay on Birdsong to avoid getting lost!

Julia Giddens
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Hiking

Great conditions today. No mud, several people taking advantage of the beautiful morning. I saw a white tailed deer hoping around. I am new to hiking and found this an east, fun little hike.

spencer luthi
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HikingBugsMuddy
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Britney Hunter
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Hiking

Birdsong Trail had some muddy parts, but that was to be expected since we went in March and it rained yesterday. There was a portion of the trail that was right against a huge dropoff/cliff and the trail was especially narrow right there. I went with my 4 and 2 year old so getting across that part was a bit scary. Probably won't go back to this trail until they are a bit older. Wouldn't have been able to do it without my husband there. My 4 year old was petrified and I was a little scared we'd slip and fall so him and I basically crawled across so we didn't lose our footing while my husband got my 2 year old past that part. The rest of it was good though. Pretty views of the golf course. There's a small creek to get across so the boys' shoes got a little wet & muddy but not too bad. Right after that is a bench to sit and take a water/snack break which is nice and this cool fallen over tree. A lot of the trail is shaded which is nice. The end of the trail is nothing special- just a little concrete area with a table and then you turn around and go back or I guess there's a loop part you can get to to loop back around but we didn't do that.

Sara Carleton
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HikingIcyMuddy

Beautiful views! This time of year it is more of a moderate trail for those who are used to Southern East Coast hiking, especially since it had some pretty decent stretches of ice. But I was able to do it while wearing my 11 month old on my front with only slight difficulty (again...ice). Can't wait to hike it again once it warms up some!

Tawnee Weston
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HikingIcySnow

Trail is packed down but a little icy and slick in some areas. Totally doable though and great for a quick hike or run.

Brittany Mitchell
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Oct 01 2019
Hiking

Great easy trail for running with my dog! Had to go into a neighborhood for part of it though! First part was a little uphill and the last part is all downhill

Kat Connolly
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Hiking

Nice walk for people who are starting to get in shape. There was some shade at beginning and a few little backtracks in the middle due to lack of signs. It's a little noisy because of the freeway. But all in all, a pleasant outing that took 1.5 hours.

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Madison Love
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble
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Jenny Trostle
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Hiking

Enjoyable hike. The first mile is a trail, the second mile is road walking and the last of the trial is walking the Bonneville shoreline trail back to the parking lot. Great hike for kids (took a 4 year old and 7 year old).

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Kaitlyn Roeda
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Hiking

Great trail if you’re looking for an easy hike! Pretty views and great trail condition.

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