Birdsong Trail

EASY 70 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Birdsong Trail Length: 1 mile out and back Difficulty: Easy 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.

walking
5 months ago

Eh, it was alright. Not much to see once you get through the initial part of the trail. And you end up walking behind people's houses at one point.

5 months ago

Kids loved it. Adults were okay with it.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail for kids of all ages.
Spend the day on the trail and get a snack at Rainbow Gardens

6 months ago

Some steep parts but good for hikers with no physical limitations.

hiking
9 months ago

fun and easy trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice hike but the neighborhood part would have been confusing if we hadn't had the trail map on our phones. Plenty of birds, wild flowers and shade.

10 months ago

Would had given it a 4-star trail. However, the constant interference of mountain bikers a bit annoying. Considering there are some narrow paths along ridge line. Does have a great stopping area midway through the hike for the kiddo's. Perfect distance if you have little ones.

11 months ago

Ends in a neighborhood lol

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Very easy, kids could do this fun little hike.

snowshoeing
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

fun!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Bird song trail has two options 1- up and back
2- do the loop .
1- up and back park in the south west back corner parking lot at Rainbow Gardens the trail head has s large wooden sign over head , trail forks stay right , traveling up along a hill then overlooking the golf course , threw some trees resting at the bench .
There's a small stream of water to enjoy . Continue along trail up to the end of the hike at the l neighborhood street .
2- loop continue hiking threw the neighborhood reaching the 22nd street parking area , head up the trail to your left staying left dropping down into the small basin below shore line trail . Note there are trail markers to keep you on the right path , bird song trail .
Continue winding your way back to rainbow gardens . You know your on the right path when you see some very old 1908 to 2930 old cars stop and check them out .
Soon you arrive back to your car .
4 miles round trip fun hike great to get in shape

hiking
Monday, August 15, 2016

Not one of my favorites because you're constantly moving out of the way for mountain bikers. It also seems that this trail has taken quite a beating over the years, too. There are several different spots where the trail has given way, and completely fallen off from excessive use. But I used to walk this trail a lot with my grandmother when I was a kid, and always loved it. Stop in for some lunch or dinner afterward at Rainbow Gardens! It's usually only about an hour or so to complete.

hiking
Monday, July 25, 2016

This was a good first hike for us, too. Not much bird activity.

hiking
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

This was my first hike. Easy starter hike, very scenic. Not too long, but as others have said, it does get confusing when you reach the neighborhood and have to find where the trail reconnects.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Great family hike. The kids did great. Lots of shade. My only complaint is that you end up walking through a neighborhood for a while and it isn't completely clear where to go so we ended up turned around for a bit.

Friday, June 24, 2016

we didn't finish the whole thing, were confused by coming up into a city. we still enjoyed it and plan to go the backend next time so we can see the cars.

Friday, June 10, 2016

It's ok for a quick little easy walk. Probably a great place to take small children. I prefer the other hikes available nearby however

Sunday, April 10, 2016

This is a good trail. Just be aware that for about 1/5 of it you have to walk through a neighborhood.

hiking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Short accessible hike with lots of shade. Minimal elevation gain. A little underwhelming, but excellent for those looking to get away from the heat for a nature walk.

hiking
Sunday, July 19, 2015

Short hike perfect for kids. Some windflowers and view of ogden canyon.

hiking
Thursday, June 04, 2015

How to Get There: Take the 12th St. exit in Ogden and turn east. Go until you're almost at the base of the mountain, you will see the Rainbow Gardens sign and business on the right side of the road, right before you enter the canyon. The parking lot is just past the building. Head to the south-west corner for parking and the trail head.

This was a great hike, especially for kids. About 2/3 of it was shaded, and none of it was very steep. I've never seen so many varieties of wildflowers, they were beautiful! My 7 and 4 year old did really well. We only saw one very small stream, but so many birds, dragonflies and lizards. The bench at the top is perfect to take a break and have a small snack before heading back down. Fun, short trail.

hiking
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nice short little trail. There is a shady area on top with a bench that's quite peaceful. It was quiet when I went up, but can be busy depending on the season and time of day.

hiking
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Well used trail and for being so short it has a lot to offer. It has views, little creeks, benches, shade. But is also has a lot of use happening. Expect to see hikers, runners, walkers, dogs, bikers, and kids running about. All in all a great little trail but a little to busy for my taste.

hiking
Thursday, April 16, 2015

It nice to see everyone adding some of these trails to the site. This is just one of many possible places you can hike starting from the Rainbow Parking Lot. I enjoyed this little hike on many occasions. I even have a Geocache hidden somewhere along the way.

hiking
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This is a great short and easy hike that is ideal for kids. There is plenty of parking at the Rainbow parking lot. Make sure to find the spots marked with a snowflake, as these are for public parking. The other spots are for Rainbow customers. The trail takes your through a couple of neat "microclimates". There are some nice shady spots for resting or a snack. The trail also winds you up to an elevated area that provides a nice view of Ogden. Take water or buy a bottle at Rainbow. Watch out for the occasional mountain biker.

hiking
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Great trail. My 3 yr old and my 6 yr old we're able to navigate it just fine. There's some shady spots, some sunny spots, a few beautiful overlooks, and even a small creek. We'd definitely do it again.

hiking
Saturday, May 03, 2014

Good trail for kids and family or a quick getaway. My Garmin tracked it at 1.75miles out and back so it is a little longer than the description states but still a very easy and nice hike.

hiking
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mountain biking
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