Goodale Canyon Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until December.
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 hte 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. See http://binghamsfort.org/2010/10/08/goodale-drive-isaac-newton-court/ to learn about the engineering marvel that happened here in our backyard.
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".
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.