Dry Canyon Trail

HARD 58 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.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3070 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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hiking
17 days 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.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
27 days 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.

hiking
28 days 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.

1 month 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.

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

cool views. constantly climbing but not the worst.

7 months ago

7 months ago

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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hiking
9 months ago

good for camping

hiking
10 months ago

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.

trail running
10 months ago