Holbrook Canyon Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length6.2 miElevation gain1,751 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Holbrook Canyon trail climbs up Holbrook Creek canyon directly above Bountiful, UT. It is a lovely canyon with lots of shade and the beautiful babbling Holbrook Creek throughout. However, footing is sometimes poor and the farther you go, the poorer and more overgrown the trail gets. Begin at the Sessions Mountain and Holbrook Canyon trailhead parking lot. There are TWO SEPARATE trails beginning here. To hike the Holbrook Canyon trail, head immediately south from the trail-head, following a steep drop of 100' from the parking lot into the canyon. Once meeting the stream, the trail climbs steadily eastward, closely following the creek and crossing it numerous times. The footing is sometimes poor, and at times of very heavy flow, creek crossing could be difficult (while it is never a challenge in summer). Another trail begins here, traditionally called 'Sessions Mountain' by the locals, hence the wording on the trail-head sign, but it is officially known as the "Holbrook North Route". It leaves directly to the north from the parking lot, immediately uphill, and soon proceeds east up Sessions Mountain.

The parking area is paved and has bathrooms with running water.

Go to the Bountiful Mormon Temple. The trailhead is just South of it on the road up above it.

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Megan Wells
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Trail was dry until the last .5 mile I hiked. We used spikes, but part of that .5 mile was dry. it was just the first dlick part they were really helpful. We did 4.5 miles total (started my recording late), ending at the small waterfall in the picture that comes between two rocks. Pretty yellow wildflowers are out.

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Mackenzie Mellen
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

Went Saturday and there was snow/ice for the last mile or so. Water is low enough to be safe for dogs to cross easily.

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gerardo laguna m
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Jrew Jackson
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JD NELSON
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Hike was great! A little slippery at points and some of the crossings had heavy water flow. Only made it to the 2 mile mark before I was unable to stay on top of the snow and had to turn around. All in all it was great and would recommend!

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Colleen McGilvary
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SnowshoeingIcySnow

The first mile is snow packed and very slippery/icy. Highly suggest good shoes and/or trekking poles. The trail, or footprints in the snow, gets confusing at 1.5 & 1.8 mile. You'll find it again when you cross the creek. The creek is melting fast! My foot cracked through the ice/snow once coming back. Went in 3.1 miles, snow is knee deep and extremely hard. Only saw one other hiker at the end. Very peaceful with the sounding of the creek.

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Jessica Clemens
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Absolutely love this trail-i hike it frequently. Love the peaceful brooke and the grade for a quick, decent workout in the woods. Definitely need spikes for hiking in the winter. I would strongly advise NOT to run this trail in the summer and NOT to wear headphones as I have found MANY rattlesnakes directly on the trail. Last summer, I stopped hiking it bc found one over 4ft long that would not budge from the trail. So thankful I heard him running down and that's when I vowed never to run it again. Other than snakes it is perfect. Curious if anyone has backpacked here? I'd like to try it for a simple close to home overnighter.

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Sophie Cowman
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HikingIcySnow

Great trail! I would call it more moderate than hard. We went today in the fresh snow. It was so peaceful. In the whole time we were there we saw only 2 people. Would recommend microspikes for this time of year as you have to walk across the frozen creek in several places. A really pleasant hike overall. But we didn’t see the waterfall! Not sure where it was suppose to be.

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Joey Taj
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Joey Taj
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Melanee Dahl
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If you’ve been afraid to do this trail because you’ve heard about rattle snakes now is the time. No snakes. And it is truly beautiful. Bring poles and shoes with good traction.

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Sheila McKay
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I hiked up the canyon four miles but never found a waterfall Beautiful fall colors

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WalkingGreat!RockyScramble

The place looks nice and the reason why I give 3 stars is because of the people that bring there dogs don’t clean after there dogs.. Also make sure you look out, the place has snakes... Over all we liked the hiking trail. Follow us on Instagram: @utah.hiking

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Shane Kibler
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A little over grown about the last third. I’m not sure where it’s supposed to end. The trail kept going after it alerted me it was over. Lots of water crossing and a little hard to follow on the way done. What I liked most was it was Saturday and I only saw 5 other people total. Nice and quiet.

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Barbara Christensen
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Only 6.7 miles....accidentally forgot to push stop on recording while driving home. Beautiful fall leaves right now. The whole hike is along the river/stream, so you can hear it the entire time, and you cross it 5-6 times, over rocks and logs. Great time of year to do it right now, since the water is low, otherwise it would be a wet hike for your feet. We went 3.5 miles in then out. Climbed 1800 ft. Wear pants so legs don’t get scratched by some overgrowth, but I found that part very natural and it feels like an adventure - the hike. We loved it. Also wear bug spray. Not too many bugs, butdue to the moistness with the water, they were there. Not a bother, though.

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Katherine Forth
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I love this trail. I do it all the time. with that being said, it's very disorganized, and it's easy to get lost, so be aware of that. Additionally, I've met some nasty rattlesnakes on some of my hikes, so wear good shoes, long pants, and DO NOT have earphones in. Other than that, it's a wonderful trail to connect with the more rugged side of nature.

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Shawn Frasier
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Samūel Ōler
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This was a pretty bad trail (if you would even call it a trail) Bushwhacking the ENTIRE way really scratched me up good. When we reached the end, there was no reward at all. There are so many side trails I wanted to rip my hair out. DO NOT DO THIS TRAIL!! (Unless you like getting scratched by bushes and getting lost.)

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