City Creek Canyon

EASY 242 reviews

City Creek Canyon is a 5.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 656 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

river

wildlife

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail. gentle climb, nice views

hiking
2 months ago

Great weather early October. Beautiful changing of the leaves. Can either take the paved Rode up or there is the trail entrance to the left. I recommend taking the trail entrance for a better view of the trees and scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike for me and my pup new to the terrain and elevation.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail. Paved the whole way. Safe with good amount of parking.

hiking
3 months ago

I would recommend this trail to anyone wanting a beautiful quick hike to enjoy Gods beauty! It’s so cool u can see the city from the top! Great clean trails, lots of nature!!

hiking
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

It was definitely fun! Mountain bikes, joggers, hikers and dog friendly. Has some shade in the beginning then the sun beats on you. Recommend doing this early in the morning not when it’s hot. Still was beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail starts out nice, but there is some shade. If you walk on the black top you have to watch for vehicles. It’s disappointing that you can’t take your dog past the 2.6 mile mark. It’s also hard on dogs because of the distance of the round trip. There’s two spots with lots of bees. They were really thick. There are dirt trails you can go on but these are hard for some dogs. Right now there is no potable water at site 15 & 16 those are toward the 2.5 mile marker. It’s a nice trail for a walk or bike ride. Not really for a hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easier trail. Part shade and part sunny. A little overgrown at some parts. More of a casual walk and/or running type trail than a hike.

running
4 months ago

This is a fantastic trail if you like scenic runs with wide smooth paths. Entirely paved but still feels naturey. 2 way traffic. Lots of restroom stops. Pretty strenuous consistent climb for running on the way out. About 50/50 shaded. We went on a Thursday morning; I would say it had light to moderate traffic. Mostly bikes but no one coming in too hot.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty boring trail. Felt like more of a walk than a hike.

hiking
5 months ago

nice trail go to exit 11 you will love it

hiking
5 months ago

About as nice as you can get for walking up a road. Great option when you just want a stroll in a nice setting.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy ‘walk’ in a lush green canyon. Not a hike by any means as the road is always in view and power lines are right on/near the trail. However, it was a perfect little trek to keep active following ab surgery a few weeks ago.

road biking
6 months ago

Great cardio workout

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

The wonderful sound of rushing water. Creek was up and running fast. Great casual walk. Several picnic tables with BBQ pits along road (it is a paved walkway and biking road).

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike this close to a major city. Only minor points were hiking parallel to a road and telephone poles in a few sections. It would be great if there were options to loop into the other hilltop trails.

hiking
Thu Sep 27 2018

First of all, this is a walk not a hike. Second of all, if I could give a trail negative stars, this would be the one. The road that leads to it has two lanes separated by a double yellow line legally indicating two way traffic and there is no signage near the trailhead indicating otherwise. But the road is used as a ONE WAY. It’s a total death trap for drivers, walkers, bikers...

running
Sat Sep 08 2018

Pretty views of the canyon. Decent amount of other people on the trail on a Saturday morning. Walked about 3 miles up and ran the way out. Good trail if you want something nice and easy to get used to trail running on.

walking
Thu Aug 16 2018

We ended up picking a really hot day to do this one and it was a little miserable at parts; I'd like to come back on a cooler day, probably it'd get a better rating after that. Looking at other reviews, I guess we didn't make it past the first stage of the hike, but we were looking for something wheelchair accessible so we might not have been able to enjoy the nicer parts anyway. We did see some wildlife--birds and butterflies, mostly. Pretty high traffic, there were even cars driving on the trail.

Sun Aug 12 2018

Very good trail quality, but lots and lots of bees. Very little shade.

Wed Aug 01 2018

good intense walk

Wed Jul 25 2018

This isn’t really a “hike” per say..but more of a nature walk. It is really pretty and you can venture off the paved path onto several other small dirt trails. We came across a bobcat and quite a few wild turkeys which was really cool. There’s not shade everywhere so it’s best to walk this earlier in the day.

Fri Jul 20 2018

Nice paved hike. Inclined at some areas but not bad

hiking
Tue Jul 17 2018

Beautiful! You can use the paved road that goes into the park. There are shaded areas, especially as it starts out. However there were a lot of mosquitoes, gathered around along the creek and anywhere there was standing water. Sometimes they were in swarms and relentless. The bikers could easily zoom through, but, as I was on foot, I ran through them! I did not have mosquito repellent on, so next time, I will be sure to use some! Otherwise very pretty area and views of the canyon.

Tue Jun 19 2018

City Creek is perfect for a progression workout if you’re a runner. The 3 miles of 600ft gain is manageable enough to run the entire way out. And you’re rewarded with a fun 3 miles back screaming down the canyon! Paved and very nicely shaded

Wed Jun 06 2018

it was fun and easy. not far from the city but far enough to get peace.

walking
Fri Jun 01 2018

Simple, clear path with lots of trees. Running beside the creek, it's a pleasant walk with children. Parking is difficult. It's a lovely little getaway for an evening. Dogs were off-leash everywhere, one even jumped on our two-year-old, he didn't like that, but generally friendly. A beautiful easy hike for the family.

hiking
Wed May 23 2018

Very easy trail, with parking right by the trailhead.

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