Fairy Forest Trail

EASY 22 reviews

Fairy Forest Trail is a 1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Heber City, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
49 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

rocky

A trail like you've never seen before! Thousands of painted rocks adorn this fairy forest, with fairy houses, wind chimes, ribbons, and anything else a fairy could wish for. This is a very short walk, skip across the campground, and jump across the river to a fairy wonderland. Not just for girls, boys will have just as much fun looking around as the girls. Recently there has been a big push to get the Fairy Forest Trail cleaned up and restored by the local forest service. Painted rocks and things from the city degrade over time and leave a mess. Already this year over 100 large bags of garbage have been removed from this location. Leaving things behind is not only bad for the habitat but also illegal. Visitors are encouraged to come and enjoy the unique rock trails and to create with the natural materials already present.

12 days ago

walking
14 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Dis this with the kids, who loved it. Great way to spend an hour looking at the rocks and houses.

hiking
23 days ago

Fun little nature walk. I'll be returning with my grandkids to enjoy this fun trail again.

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

This is a very irresponsible thing to do in the outdoors. Leave the nature the way it was intended to be enjoyed. Do not ever leave markings on hikes.

3 months ago

nice

nature trips
3 months ago

The runoff from the mountains has created a swift flowing river which blocks the trail to Fairy Forest right now. We'll be back in a few weeks to try again. Hopefully by then the water level is lower and passable. There were a lot of disappointed kids and families today.

hiking
11 months ago

It's a really nice place but I wouldn't call it a hike more of an attraction I loved all the rocks it's really pretty

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT GO to this trail if you want to leave behind any fairy "treasures." The locals are currently trying our best to clean up the mess and return the forest back to it's natural beauty. The paint and garbage is just ugly and it is against the law! If you are going to pack it in PLEASE pack it out! The Mirror Lake Scenic Byway is absolutely STUNNING! Let's keep it that way! PLEASE alltrails.com remove this trail link if you care anything about our national forests.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

PLEASE DO NOT PAINT ROCKS OR LEAVE ITEMS IN THE FOREST!

hiking
Sunday, September 18, 2016

Absolutely disgusting, garbage and pollution in a national forest.

Saturday, September 03, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

Not really a hike, but pretty cool nonetheless. My young daughters thought it was really neat to see all the different painted rocks, fairy houses, etc. A fun family activity for sure.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Very easy trail. Crossing the river was a little tricky with my 3 yr old only because I was trying hard not to get her shoes wet but our 3 yr old loved seeing all the colored rocks and fairy houses. Definitely will come back again.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Cute

Monday, July 04, 2016

I couldn't find it. Apple maps, clicking from the nap on this page, took me to Shady Dell Campground and I didn't see any trailhead signs. I had no cell service, so couldn't look for any more directions. Giving one star for now. The rest of the area is nice. Found these directions on a blog that will help next time I go up there: The Fairy Forest is said to be “hidden” because there are no signs. To find the Fairy Forest you follow a trail on the south side of the highway into the Shady Dell campground. Continue though a campsite then cross a small creek, walk to the top of a hill to find and log lying across the road. Step over the log and take about 5-10 more steps, then head down to your right. You know you have reached the entrance to Fairy Forest when see a tipped over tree forming an angular archway. It should only take about 5-10 minutes to walk from your car to the forest.