Dry Canyon Trail

HARD 78 reviews

Dry Canyon Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lindon, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.4 miles
2887 feet

dog friendly




nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

19 days ago

The trail is bad

3 months ago

Great little hike.

4 months ago

6 months ago

loved it!

7 months ago

good steep hike. great view

10 months ago

great hike. firs half mile is strenuous to get up above the cliffs. beyond that I suggest going northwest-ish another mile/ mile and a half to the Battle creek overlook. Gorgeous views and frightening cliffs. Also, if you do scale the immediate cliffs to the left of the trail up Dry Canyon--be aware of rattlesnakes. Saw one today, chilling under its rock perch, see pics attached.

10 months ago

5.21.2017 | 10lb Backpack | Recommend: Trekking Poles

I didn't even know this canyon existed until I heard about it through word of mouth. My GSD and I were happy to explore it even though it's strenuous!

As previous people have said, there's a North fork and a South fork (no signage, you just have to notice it when you get there). I forked North on a rainy Sunday afternoon and met 3-4 people on the trail. There were plenty of deer out and saw quite a few birds as well. There are many criss-cross trails to explore and a great one toward the beginning that leads across the cliff to a beautiful valley overlook.

As you might expect, the most rewarding part is reaching the top and standing in awe of Timp. At this point you can make your hike as long or as short as you want to by continuing to follow trails at the top or turning back. I would recommend poles on the way down, especially if it's raining since it gets slick!

This is a canyon I can't stop thinking about and will return to for further exploration and peaceful enjoyment.

10 months ago

Great views, you don't even need to hike super far for them. There's a nice side trail that loops back on top of the ridge with a stunning view of the valley.

11 months ago

If a 3 year old can do this trail, you can do it. She loved it, so did her 5 year old brother. Great hike saw a lot of deer and some bear tracks just past the cliffs to the left of the trail head sign.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Perfect time of year for this hike, recommend Sunday's as no ones out!

Monday, November 07, 2016

cool views. constantly climbing but not the worst.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Deceptively difficult, this is not a "moderate hike." If you follow the path outlined, you can go one of two ways, neither of which is easy.

Taking the south fork up, your path will be less steep to the summit of Big Baldy, but the way down will be very very steep. We had to go down backwards, nearly climbing, using our hands for support. The path down to the west from the summit is extremely steep, with loose dusty gravel and rocks. It's doable, but slow.

Going up the north fork will be an extremely steep ascent, but the descent will be a lot safer. However, that path is more in the shade, so will be cooler and get dark earlier.

In any case, this is one of the more difficult, frustrating hikes I've done, due to the long descent, loose rocky trail conditions, and steep grade coming down. Some awesome views all around, but not one I would do again soon.

Monday, August 29, 2016

good for camping

Friday, August 19, 2016

This hike needs to be considered as hard because it was a very difficult hike to climb, but for those who want to hike Dry Canyon need to pack A LOT of water especially if your bringing your dog because they need water as much as you do. As for little dogs if they're having a difficult time walking bring a backpack big enough to carry your dog. Keep your phones fully charged in case of emergency. Just be safe out there guys.

Friday, June 24, 2016

I love this trail because it takes you right under Mt. Timp and the views are amazing. It's a beautiful little canyon and the hike is medium difficulty for a day hike

Friday, June 17, 2016

Not as easy as I thought it would be but camping in Hidden Valley is incredible. It's amazing how it just turns into a flat, grassy valley in the midst of the mountain.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

So... According to my iPhone's health app we went 9.29 miles by staying on this trail... I'm out of shape obviously. This took us more than 4 hours to complete. It is really steep for over a mile. This is definitely NOT EASY...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Beautiful views. Harder than Squaw Peak.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

I LOVE this hike. It is a little more difficult, mostly because there is an incline 90% of the way that sometimes gets a little more intense. It is a little dangerous, since you are hiking to the top of a cliff, so taking dogs or small children might not be the best idea unless you plan to carefully watch their every move. It's a beautiful hike at night as well, because once you are on top of the cliffs, you can see much of Utah valley!! I go on this hike lots during the summer! It's a good workout!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It was really hard and steep. Not "easy" as rated by app

Thursday, March 10, 2016

love this trail and area.

cross country skiing
Sunday, August 09, 2015

This hike is not easy as this app rates it. It was hard work. It's steep right from the start and the first half mile only existed do to significant effort by man. The trail is held together by railroad ties and retaining panels. The canyon is narrow with beautiful sheer cliff walls on both sides. Rick slides seem to be active and there are obvious sign of erosion..you probably wouldn't want to be there during a big downpour.
After about 3/4 mile the canyon opens up but remains steep. There are trails everywhere on I actually lost the trail showing the loop on this app. I realized I was headed up Bug Baldy so I turned back. I didn't bring water or a pack do I thought it best. Great hike...beautiful hike. Just a little more than I wanted today. I actually thought it was steeper and harder than Squaw Peak which I summited last week and I didn't go nearly as far. I'll go back again but better prepared next time now that I know what to expect.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Beautiful hike.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Love this place, I would give this 5 stars but gave 4 stars. Because, I hate/scared of snakes and you'll see about 2-4 ft snakes if you go their often. I live less than 5 min drive away from the canyon and hike up to the peaks aka Great Blue Gate often or run south along the Bonneville Shoreline trail. Anyways, short hikes in Dry canyon are mostly steep but not too bad just take some water. But if you go farther make sure to pack more water and some snacks. I've seen deer, snake, wild rabbit, different types of birds and pretty butterflies, etc. Maybe it depends on the time of the day and season whether you see wildlife or not, don't know :)

Sunday, May 24, 2015

This trail is very steep right out of the get go. Very pretty scenery. Almost got rained on today! I would recommend it but not for beginners. Bring plenty of water on this trail.

Friday, May 08, 2015

It is a decent hike. There is even some climbing to be done in it, though the routes are very chossy. It is nice because it is close, but it is not a destination. I would mostly go there if I was wanting a quick hike that could provide some good exercise and scenery. Like most hikes is Utah County, it can be a bit steep at times.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Just finished the hike today (late January). Still plenty of snow up there, but packed down so showshoes aren't required, just some waterproof boots. Got some great views of Timpanogos, Cascade, and even Nebo in the distance. Didn't see another body out there with us, and the dog loved running around in some of the open spaces. Be familiar with the area, and take a map. The road "more traveled" wasn't actually the trail and catches trail 51 later which runs back around Little Baldy. No water and a few steep climbs but overall was a light-moderate hike. Not the best in the area, but definitely worth doing!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great hike. Take water, Forget your Mountain Bike, the trail is too steep.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Steep rocky trail. Scrub oak and virtually no wildlife. Great view from Baldy, but I dont anticipate doing this one again.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Beautiful hike!

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