City Creek Canyon is a 5.9 mile heavily 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

Note: Mountains bikes are only allowed on the first half of the trail.

mountain biking
4 days ago

Great trail. Just FYI mountain bikes are only allowed on the first half of the trail. There is a turn-off to the left at the 'no bikes' sign. I took that, but it is steeper/more advanced than the City Creek Canyon section

10 days ago

The Bonneville shoreline trail runs parallel to the paved path but there are better views to be had nearby

5/20/20 The trail hiked (or run) to get to Smuggler’s Bypass Trail is the price paid for a lush and transportive immersion in varying levels of greenery, water, and beautiful trees. Wildlife abounds: I observed turkeys, rabbit, various birds, and fresh tracks of moose and deer. (Tracks made after I made my ascent, discovered on descent). Moss adorned many fallen giants, streams abound, and fresh young plants obscure the trail. In dusking light, the woodland camo trail seemed to disappear. Yes I am poetic. This hike is. It’s amazing. Oh! And the city creek portions are great for training uphill running. Consistent and not too steep. Uncommon in the Wasatch. Also, I started during rain. It was rain/snow/sunshine on the trail. Also also, the trail is very wet. Wet plants, springs in the trail, snow near the turnaround. My feet were wet for 21 of the 22 miles.

15 days ago

hiked with my 2 youngest sons about 3.5 miles one way yesterday. it was beautiful, stayed on the road and made it to the power plant. be careful of down hill cyclists. it was so peaceful. trail is 6 miles long one way but you can turn around any time and they have mile and halfmile markers

hiking
1 month ago

Nice mellow trail, good for biking as well. Watch out for rattlesnakes on the sunny side!

hiking
bugs
1 month ago

Went this Friday and it was a good introductory hike to get back into the rhythm of it. lot of mountain bikers so be prepared for that. other than that it was a good dry hike. the wildflowers are blooming now, so its a good time to go

hiking
1 month ago

We went completely off trail

1 month ago

The snow has melted and the path was dry! Not as many people as the more popular trails, so I felt good with social distancing and getting my nature on. Little buds are sprouting on the trees, so leaves will be soon to follow.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Very nice easy trail. Really enjoyed the hike in the snow - peaceful. Met some nice people on the trail. Saw three mule deer on the other side of the creek on my way back down.

4 months ago

An amazing trail for all skill types. There are some steep sections, but relatively easy overall. There's plenty of deviations on the trail which makes it fun to revisit as you can try new paths. Great any time of year, just bring spikes for winter!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail. gentle climb, nice views

hiking
7 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 months ago

nice trail go to exit 11 you will love it

hiking
11 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
11 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
Mon May 27 2019

Great cardio workout

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

hiking
Sat May 11 2019

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).

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