Kays Creek Parkway

MODERATE 21 reviews

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

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
449 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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
6 days ago

Beautiful on a fall day! At the trailhead, we went left and headed east toward Hobb's Reservoir. At the fork, we went right and gently wound up to the Reservoir. It was a little steep, but the kids did fine. We got the WIA permit online and explored a bit around Hobb's Pond. Then we followed the trail to its end. I would have given this 5 Stars if the Reservoir had been visible for more of the hike. As it was, you could see it at the WIA Access points or barely glimpse it through the trees. But the fall foliage was gorgeous, and I can see us coming again with fishing poles!

10 days ago

Taking the right path is the best for seniors and kids, the left path has inclines, not really recommended for seniors and young kids.

12 days ago

I love being away from traffic! Beautiful landscape! See wildlife every once in awhile!

hiking
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mountain biking
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hiking
3 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
4 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!

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walking
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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.