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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 Forest 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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Becca Sullivan
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Hiking

The Birdsong trail part of the loop was beautiful. Lots of shade, fall colors, and birds. The walk through the neighborhood was weird. I would recommend this as an out and back from the rainbow gardens side. Kids loved it. The Bountiful Shoreline side of the loop was mostly sage and scrub with a few pockets of woods for shade, semi-steep switchbacks on one stretch, but my 4-year-old got through it just fine. There's a geocache on the BShore side, so that was fun to hike too. Busy trail, lots of other hikers and bikers. Very well marked trail!

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Dave Peterson
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Hiking

This is a perfect hike to take kids on. My 3 1/2 year old grandson had no issues. Saw deer, lizards, and birds.

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Kelsie LemMon
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HikingGreat!

It's a very easy and fun trail, not too steep and great for kids. The beginning is the best part, going through the neighborhood is weird, then there's a lot of walking on service roads with little shade until you get back into trees for a short while and finish the loop. If I went again with my kid, I'd just turn around at the top when you get to the neighborhood, then go up the first part of the Bonneville Shoreline trail fork to the old rusty cars that my kid likes to see.

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Sherlyn Linschoten
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HikingGreat!

This was my first time on this trail. I found it to be a "single file" trail in most places so not easy to pass when others are coming the other direction. I didn't go through the "city" part of the trail but turned & went back the way I came. Some areas the footing was unsure so watch your step. It has some very pretty view points.

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Randi Beddes
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Colby Wright
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Morgan Hansen
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Hiking

Super weird trail. Beginning and ends are cool but the middle takes you through a neighborhood and I definitely needed the app to guide me through it.

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Kylie Parrish
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It was mostly a fun trail. Lots of shade on the first half, which was nice. We didn’t hear many birds though. And there’s no way we would have found the back half of the loop without a phone map (the part through the neighborhood was a bit odd—made it feel less like a hike). Overall, it left us with a “meh” feeling.

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G Johnson
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HikingBugsOff trailRocky

The beginning of Birdsong Trail hike was nice up to the bench and tiny beautiful sounding waterfall. We heard and saw no birds. Where are they? We should have turned around at the bench. Walk to the bench and back for a short, peaceful mile hike. The full loop included too much street walking, rocky trails with ruts from the bikes and very, hot sunny, Aug--90 degree weather with rocky, narrow sagebrush paths. Too much open sun to do the full loop. The trails are poorly marked which made it frustrating.

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Karen Snarr
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Hiking

A lovely trail without being too steep or difficult. Great for short-legged dogs as well. Foliage is low in some places, so tall folks might have to duck a lot, but otherwise shaded well half the time. I didn't love that it went through neighborhoods to connect on the south end of the trail.

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Jeremiah Burton
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not a bad hike. it would be good for am evening walk

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Shiloh Blanco
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HikingBugsNo shade

This trail appeared to be a good one, but definitely needs better reviews. There were bugs, lots of wasps, yellow jackets, etc. It was not as reviews had said. I can see people going earlier in the day, but even 90 degrees was a horrible idea. Then, the trail disappears into neighborhood area, then confusingly reappears after traipsing through some residential area. The trail is easy, but definitely will not do it again. Not much to see and there are better trails out there.

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Krystal Jansen
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HikingNo shade
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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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