Jump Off Canyon Trail

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Ogden, Utah

Jump Off Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

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.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

This trail does not put out. Don’t know that I’ll do this hike again. The trail is hard to follow and mostly rocky. The wildflowers are pretty and it was a perfect overcast day, but there are so many other trails nearby that deliver better views.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
21 days ago

Very easy trail to get to. Right on Harrison Blvd. We went up the south loop and came down the north loop. Overall a decent hike and not a bad view anyplace when you get to the top. It was dry as a bone today, but all the wildflowers are really pretty. Thankfully, no rattlesnakes in sight. Left trailhead at 6:30pm and it was just enough time to go up, eat a snack, and get down to the car by sunset. About half the hike is super rocky with some scrambling. If that’s your thing, you’ll love it, but I was very meh about it today.

hiking
25 days ago

No water this morning. Pretty flowers and definitely rock crawling. Pretty view but was hoping for water.

hiking
26 days ago

I hiked this today with my 4 and 7 year old kids. My GPS said that it was 3.8 miles, not 2.5. It took us 3 hours and 16 minutes. The loop part of the trail was easy. But the part heading up the canyon got progressively harder, steeper, and rockier. We started on the south side of the loop. This side had more shade than the north side and we enjoyed it more. The canyon was pretty, but if you're looking for a shorter hike, it would have been a nice hike just doing the loop. We could see a trickle of water on the waterfall, but that was it. That was disappointing, but we stopped and explored around the end of the trail and my kids found some really fun spots in the rocks and trees. We did enjoy seeing all the wildflowers. Lots of pretty, vibrant colors.

hiking
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

Great hike, definitely a scramble over rocks and dry river bed once you’re off the loop/Bonneville trail and headed up the canyon. Waterfall is a trickle at the top but still beautiful views! Rattle snakes abound, so beware!

hiking
rocky
scramble
30 days ago

The waterfall is flowing! Visible water in the stream about halfway down. Get there now while the water is coming down! Beautiful yellow wildflowers along the first half. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

The waterfall is here!!! Hit this hike before it disappears!

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail on March 21st. This was a nice first hike of spring since the ski season ended early. There was evidence of having been some water flow but the bed was mostly dry. There are very few trees (mostly low hanging branches) and very little shade. A nice little hike with a very short distance of steep incline. A quick in and out trip.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

I went hiking on the Jumpoff Canyon Trail in Ogden today. This was my first time hiking on this trail. It's beautiful! Lots of sun exposure though, so I'm glad I went in the spring. Apparently there is sometimes a waterfall in the top of the canyon. There wasn't one today, unfortunately. The top portion of the trail (above the Bonneville Shoreline section) is a bit of a scramble in parts. You're mostly following a dry creekbed, and the trail isn't as well defined the further you go up. The entire trail is dry, and there is no water along any portion of the trail. It's a relatively short trail, 2.9 miles and a little over 1,000 ft elevation gain. You can shorten it to an easy loop with almost no elevation gain for an easier hike. I saw a few flowers starting to peek out, a couple of birds of prey (hawks?) soaring, leftovers from someone's lunch this winter, and beautiful landscape. There were very few people on this trail, which was really nice!

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice hike, but there is basically no trees or shade. Only shrubs and rocks. Sometimes there is a tiny creek, but it's non existent in the hot months. This hike is still worth doing, just don't do it during the middle of the day in the summer.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail. Moderate first half then straight hiking up a rock bed the last little bit. There wasn’t any water this time of year, it might have been a better hike if we could followed the stream to the waterfall. Will we do it again, no.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Steep and rocky.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail for kids!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

nice quiet hike. was windy today and ran into a couple bikers but it was open and beautiful. couple people dont know how to pick up after their dogs but overall would reccommend.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Really great loop when coming down the jump off trail. There is no waterfall this time of the season.

hiking
2 months ago

It was nice and dry and it’s a great trail for getting back into the swing of things. Highly recommend it!

2 months ago

trail is dry and great dog friendly had to get the map out a few times but in general it's clearly marked not difficult

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

Trail is in good shape. Not much mud. There were more Mt. Bikers than hikers and they looked like they were having a good time. The upper trail is a bit of a rock scramble. The view is worth it

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

It was a little muddy in places, but overall in good shape. the hike itself was nice. Easily accessible, pretty views, only saw a handful of people.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

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