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Burch Creek Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.0 mi Elevation gain 1,013 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Hiking Forest River Waterfall Muddy Over grown Rocky Snow Washed out
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Small trail following Burch Creek up the canyon. First mile of the trail is well maintained, the rest is a primitive trail with numerous stream crossings. The canyon is significantly less popular than other canyons near the city and is usually a quiet hike in the forest. The maintained portion of the trail is only about a mile up the canyon. After that, its a series of best guesses heading east toward the mountains. The trail itself does not obviously loop or connect with other trails and the high amount of boulders discourages bikers and horses. The forest is dense and cool for most of the hike making it a good summer hike. Fall brings pretty leaf changes and its an interesting snow shoe trail in the winter. Nordic skiing the trail after a hard snow is probably doable for the first 1/3 mile. After that, there are too many boulders to get over. During the spring runoff, the creek is flooded and an already difficult to navigate trail becomes nearly impossible. From the trailhead, the trail first starts off with a level/slight incline through the forest crossing a well-made bridge. It then looks like a typical Utah canyon trail, rocky in places but not crazy. As the trail progresses and winds up the canyon, hikers have to climb small boulders and ford small creeks. After about a mile, the trail becomes iffier and iffier disappearing in places. At times you are wondering whether you on the main trail, a game trail or lost. Some say there is a waterfall near the end of the canyon. The final part of the canyon you can climb the hillside to the north and connect with Beus Canyon trail to Mount Ogden.

Streetside parking after 8 AM. No facilities.

From I-15, take exit 341 toward 31st Street. Drive east toward the mountains, following the signs for Weber State University. Once you reach Harrison Blvd, proceed South to 46th Street. Turn Left onto E 4600 S. After about .75 miles, East 4600 S turns slightly right and becomes S 1900 E. Another mile later S 1900 E turns right and becomes Bonneville Shoreline Trail/S Ridgedale Dr. The trailhead will be on the east side of the road. Park along the street. The Trailhead has a brown gate and you can see the trail going back into the forest.

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Marc Pyne
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Matthew Fadden
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First 2/3 of the trail was nice. But the last third is not well maintained and the end view was not as nice as some of the sights leading up to it.

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Kate Fowler
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Chelsea Wilson
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Trail is beautiful for fall foliage, and water views, but the last half is very overgrown and ouchie on bare legs!

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Ellie Coombs
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Pretty! I LOVE listening to the waterfall while we walk.

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Tiffany Eaton
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Sharon Redensky
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Nice trail a little hard to follow after 750 feet, but super fun and also saw a rattle snake, be careful but very fun and shaded almost all the trail

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Adi Roundy
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Big rattlesnack! Pretty by the creek with lots of creek crossings!

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Summer Rasmussen
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Great trail, not marked the best, and these are not technically waterfalls, especially in dry season.

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Britney Abeyta
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Rocky

Really shaded. Pretty easy hike. Lots of rocks, but it made it fun.

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Destiny Messmer
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Angel Hanrahan
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Very low traffic. Saw one snake. Wear pants. Follow map, there’s a few turn offs

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jill dinsdale
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Jessalyn Bowman
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Very pretty and fun. The trail wasn’t heavily trafficked. Quiet. But don’t wear shorts lol walked through a ton of bushes

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Justin Owen
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Brett Ross
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It was early and nice and cool. Crossing the creek here and there is no problem. Overall it’s a pretty simple hike.

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Jack Arevalo
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Over grown. Kinda leads to nothing. Tonsssss of wasps.

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Graydon Blair
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Really beautiful trail about 2/3rds of the way. the last third is very overgrown and you'll bushwhack your way to the "end" of the trail which leads to nothing of significance except a trail that continues on. there's a creek along the whole trail and the scenery is spectacular, but wish there was something more to shoot for. lots of boulders to climb over and it climbs most of the trail. the wild Raspberry's were tasty though. we did see a rattlesnake on the other side of the bank at one of the creek crossings. we gave him a wide berth and he didn't bother us. if you'd like a nice trail with some great shaded scenery and a creek along the way and a pretty good workout, knock yourself out. but if you're looking for something at the end to shoot for, this is not your hike.

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Carli Alteri
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Awesome! Rocky, winding, and the creek is beautiful!

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Bailey Cavanagh
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Over grown and lots of tripping hazard. Beautiful most times but it was difficult with my dog.

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Mee Chelle
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This hike was alright. I did like the shade but very rocky and like all other comments, where does the trail lead to? Streams were nice though.

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Danielle Mahan
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Mikayla Sanders
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Good trail, shaded the whole way through, gets a little overgrown but just wear long pants the trail is still visible, a couple creek crossings but enough stepping rocks to not get wet. Saw two Gardner snakes been told rattlers are prominent this year.

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Beth selfridge
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Beautiful trail. The creek is beautiful. When you first start out it’s very easy but as you go on it gets very rocky the the rocks turn into boulders and more difficult. The trail is normal at all. There is a lot of shade. I do plan on hiking it again this year

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Yamilet Flores
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Upon arrival there’s a huge warning sign for snakes. Unfortunately enough we did come across one .6 miles in the hike and were too frightened to continue. Tons of bees!

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