Kays Creek Parkway

MODERATE 17 reviews

Kays Creek Parkway is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Layton, Utah that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

This small reservoir is nestled just below the Ogden bench. A paved trail loops through the area, providing access to the Kay's Creek North Fork and Hobbs Reservoir. You are likely to see wildlife of many varieties, but please respect fishing regulations and limited access areas (in description). This area was marked no trespassing for many years, but Layton City has done a lot of work putting trails in the area and working with local landowners to provide us access to this fantastic area. The trails are steep and the pavement is cracked with weeds in some areas, but is still suitable for bikers, runners, and walkers. The trail is public, but the reservoir and immediate area surrounding it is private property. Walk In Access (WIA) authorization is required for reservoir access. This can be obtained at no cost by calling (800) 221-0659 or online at wildlife.utah.gov/walkinaccess. This is important for management to be able to track usage of an area, and to determine if public usage merits the amount paid by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources to allow access to this portion of property. Hobbs Reservoir is a prime fishing location for Brown Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Rainbow Trout. Both shore fishing and fishing from non-motorized craft are permitted ONLY with the WIA authorization described above. Anglers may have no more than two fish, and fish of a certain size must be released if caught.

hiking
25 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

AllTrails needs to fix the part where it says it's a "loop" as the whole trail does not loop, just a small southern section of it,so you are constantly turning around to find the next piece of trail. Gorgeous and shaded, lots of benches and informational plaques. Some parts can be steep, so be careful. Paved the whole way so stroller accessible.

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hiking
3 months ago

I've been to this trail many times. It's great for kids or youth groups. The southern part of the trail is very flat but as you get closer to the lake it becomes more steep. There are some great informational plaques about wildlife along the trail and some benches. It is in a marshland so there is often lots of bugs in the summer. Also a good trail in the winter!

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

walking
5 months ago

10 months ago

walking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Not a hike. It's paved and flat. I make a loop with the trail a few times a week with my dog. It's beautiful. It's decently trafficked in the winter as well.

walking
Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Beautiful day today sunny and clear, spring time flowing trees, geese, ducks, woodpeckers and deer. Nice experience, nice people on the trail.

road biking
Friday, May 15, 2015

This was my old stomping grounds when I was growing up - all my tree forts were down in the hollow, and we all told each other stories of the great undertow in Hobbs Reservoir and all the people that died using the rope swing. Probably all false, but we all need our local mystery.
Been on the trail a few times since it was put in. The slow drizzle today kept most people off the trail, but it didn't make for very good pictures. I've also been having some troubles with the chain on my bike, so the hills were harder than I expected. Still enjoyed my ride and seeing the area again.