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Hyrum State Park Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hyrum, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, bird watching, and fishing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 209 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers


Hyrum State Park is a terrific year round fishing destination for bass, trout, perch, and bluegill. In the summer the park is an excellent place to participate in a variety of water sports. The park makes a great base camp for hikers, bikers, rock climbers, and auto tours.

14 days ago

Tried to walk this trail on a Saturday afternoon. There were long lines at both the beach and marina entrances with people waiting to get in. Apparently they are limiting the number of people they allow in the park at one time because of covid-19. Park ranger told us trail is closed anyway.

20 days ago

Technically the trail is still open and easily found if you are a local. So here is how you get to the trail, there are two ways. Go to Hyrum State Park Marina (Entrance has a brown building (DNR), chain link, and a wooden boat standing straight up towards sky right as you drive through entrance.) After passing through entrance and paying state park fee (DO NOT THINK YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH OUT PAYING.... The DNR guys are very serious about paying entrance fees even when they are not there to collect!) you will want to head straight and a smidge to the left, it will appear as if you are going to drive off into the boat ramp but no worries there is a somewhat hidden road to the left right before you run out of parking lot and it becomes the boat ramp. Follow curved road, this leads you to a dead end parking lot. Park your car, lock up, and look to the mountain side away from reservoir. In the back corner of dead end (face somewhat north east) you will see a stair case.... That's the trail! Another entrance you can go to is located at Hyrum State Park Beach Access. Again, pay your fees.... or buy a state park pass. Drive down mountain side to beach parking lot. You will want to park towards the West side of parking lot by the building you see in front of you as you drive straight into parking lot. Now, use this building, which is a restroom, as a guide to beginning of trail. The side of building (Restroom*Mens) that is closest to water/beach will be the side you will want to walk along the concrete, still heading west. You will reach a grassy area and concrete will turn to the right behind building. Keep going west into grass. You will notice a log type fencing that has a small break in direction it flows, this is the beginning of trail. You will want to note, the trail did at one point have a few land slides, but since has been re-routed and much safer. there is a point in the trail where you come to an opening that is somewhat confusing of which way to go, I call this part the wall of tires, for obvious reasons. If you are coming from Marina and headed east you will want to head straight and to the end of tire wall. If coming from Beach Access you will want to leave tire wall and head straight for the garage looking thing. Just treat that widened area as if it were still a trail. Don't stray off the trail in this area, this is privately owned property, I wouldn't mess around with Mr. P or his things.....! It's a short easy going trail. Different times of the year there is possiblity of overgrown areas but nothing that can't be pushed away. I'd avoid it during early spring, some parts are close to edge and the clay is known to give into land slides. What makes this hike unique is the old cars you come upon on the trail. Yes, anything from 1930s-1960s. There is even a VW Bug hidden back in there. There are plaques that explain why they are there, so I guess if you are curious about why you'll have to take the time to try it out for yourself. As far as dogs on the trail... I've seen it various times but in order to do bring your furry friend along you will have to start on Marina side, DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED on Beach Access side.... EVER! Their are locals who come here who have fears of dogs.... very sad I know, just have respect for the rules given by DNR. Time from one side to another is about 30 mins give or take... I do it with our four year old many times a week, so we could just be slow at it. Yes you can take kids, but expect to be lifting them and keeping a good eye on them because there are some pretty close cliff drops. Otherwise the trail is easy. Enter at your own risk!!

10 months ago

Sat May 20 2017

The water level is much higher and directions to the trailhead were awful so we ended up way off. Muddy, slippery and no defined trail. 3 stars for my personal margin of error. Need better directions for next time!

Wed Jun 15 2016

Has a little camping place too. The water is perfect in the summer and winter. Great little ice fishing place.

Thu Jun 02 2016

Mostly for boating or fishing. Very few places to actually hike. Fun area.

Fri Aug 15 2014

I've been waterskiing a few times at Hyrum Reservoir. It's a pretty nice place for boating.

Sat May 26 2018

Mon Feb 12 2018