Goodale Canyon Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews

Goodale Canyon Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until December.

4.8 miles
3211 feet
Out & Back



nature trips



wild flowers


old growth

over grown


This primitive trail follows the path of the Old South Skyline Trail up Goodale/Goodall Canyon. It meanders through a thick forest on a gradual climb through the canyon. The trail is overgrown and passes through a dry rocky streambed at various points. The first mile of this trail is easy to follow and is on a gradual incline, but the trail is not cut or maintained. After the trail turns west, it is much harder to follow and is recommended only for very serious hikers. Long pants are recommended on all portions of the trail to prevent ticks and keep the swarms of mosquitoes at bay. This canyon is named after Isaac Newton Goodale (sometimes spelled Goodall), who was commissioned to build the first road through Ogden Canyon. It is some great history about how they had to reroute the river through the Ogden Bench Canal.

5 months ago

The trail head isn't marked so you have to walk up the old unused road to find it. We probably went up about a mile and then turned around. The income is relatively syrup steep but certainly manageable. Since you climb so quickly you can look back and get some unique views of the canyon after short order. The creek was dry when we went, but I'd imagine in spring you'd have to cross water to go up the trail.

7 months ago

Trail ends after a mile. Nuff Said

Monday, August 22, 2016

the tail looks promising for the first mile..... then the tail disappears... it has been overgrown and there is no visible trail. we had to use a hand saw to cut branches out of the "path".

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Came up with my son and did the first mile of this canyon. I've went further up before, but I think I followed a trail that continued north instead of heading west up the old Skyline Trail. Even the trail was quite overgrown, we never lost it. It was a nice shady hike that was not too difficult for the family - and best thing about it is that it's deserted. No noisy groups, no beer cans, just a pleasant stroll through nature.

Friday, November 25, 2016