Jump Off Canyon Trail

HARD 21 reviews

Jump Off Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
912 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The Jump Off Canyon Trail is a popular hiking canyon along the benches east of Ogden, Utah. Jump Off Canyon is dry most of the time but every once in a great while a waterfall can be found for a few weeks of the year. Jump Off Canyon trail starts out with a mild elevation climb and after a couple of small switchbacks you will be presented with a choice. Jump Off North Trail or Jump Off South Trail. Both trails will meet up with the Bonneville Shoreline trail and eventually end up in the mouth of Jump Off canyon. The last portion of this hike is very rocky and slightly steep. You will be hiking in the bottom of the dry creek bed for much of the last portion. Once you get to the end of the trail you will be surrounded by towering cliffs and if the waterfall is flowing you can get real close to it.

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4 months ago

The trail is dry right now. No mud or snow.

Don’t be fooled by the first part of this hike, the second half is quite difficult. What makes it difficult is the terrain, steepness, and the lack of a defined trail. Watch out for poison oak and cacti on the actual path, I had to go off the designated trail to avoid these in some places. When I was avoiding those factors or I couldn’t find the trail I hiked up the creek bed. Be sure to have steady feet and the will/ability to hike a hard terrain if you want to do this hike.

My dog loved the hike and wore her out pretty good. Bring water for sure for your dog. This hike is completely exposed and will be extremely hot in the summer.

Gave this hike a 4 stars because it was a great/hard hike up with some great views. Almost gave it 3 stars because the view at the top was just okay. But sometimes it is the journey and not the destination that makes a trip, right?

hiking
7 months ago

The last quarter mile is the steepest part. It is a scramble that will take longer for non-athletes but the descent is slow for everyone due sheer incline. Shorter than I generally prefer but just right for today. Very similar to Waterfall Canyon in length and challenge with significantly lighter traffic.

hiking
11 months ago

It was really beautiful! A hard hike, very steep hills. It wasn't easy in the blazing heat, and I had to carry my dog all the way back! Lol! Overall really beautiful though, not sure if the waterfall is there because I didn't make it all the way to the top. Came close, but not quite!

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

Steep climb, very short but not a bad trail very lightly trafficked.

Friday, March 03, 2017

beautiful day not much of a trail going up it's better to go in the fall not in the summer maybe a lot of rattlesnake in the rocks Maybe

rock climbing
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Short, Rocky, and Beautiful Trail. Ascending was not to hard, when descending pay extra attention to loose rocks. After all it was a great workout!!!

hiking
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hiked this trail first thing in the morning. Decided to go all the way to the end. The first part of this trail is a nice and easy trail, however once you start up the canyon it gets hard to follow the trail and gets real steep. But the views are worth the effort!

hiking
Thursday, April 16, 2015

I have been up this trail quite a few times and if you go all the way to the falls area it can be a pretty good work out. A little bit of a scramble at the end and the trail fades out in a few places. The massive cliffs on either side of you are impressive and I have enjoyed my hikes up here. I would suggest spring or fall for this hike, because the sun is a little unforgiving in the summer.
Thanks for taking the time to add some of these trails to our local area. It's nice to have a source that will tell you how to start and approach some of the hikes in the area.

hiking
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Rocky little canyon with steep sides. Provides some decent views of the valley, but it's a hiking only trail due to the obstacles.

hiking
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

I hike this canyon trail several times a year and find it a very enjoyable hike but can be a bit demanding at times. Years when the waterfall if running can be some of the best times to hike this trail. The lower part of this trail provides good access to the Bonneville Shoreline trail.

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