Kenny Creek Trail

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Kenny Creek Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Bountiful, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.6 miles
4553 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


cross country skiing


nature trips




wild flowers


Directions from Salt Lake City: Head north on I-15 and take the Woods Cross exit. Turn east on 2600 South and go 0.3 mile to Route 89. Take Route 89 north 0.4 mile to Route 106 North, follow it 0.4 mile to 1875 South. Turn east on 1875 South and follow road, it will turn into 1800 South. Continue 3.1 miles to Mueller Park Picnic Area entrance. Trailhead is at west end of picnic area on north side of the road (on left side of road about 1/2 block past first gate).

7 months ago

I've hiked this trail three times this season and found animal remains on the trail two of the three times (one canine, one large game - likely a mule deer). Since then I've been wary. Otherwise the hike is beautiful, especially as it greens up. There is a lot of bushwhack but the trail is pretty clearly defined for most of the hike.

9 months ago

This is a beautiful trail. Kinda steep and wet during spring. We ran into a cow moose about 1 mile up the trail. This trail has much less traffic then the neighboring trails.

Saturday, October 01, 2016

A beautiful, peaceful autumn hike. The right amount of difficult with beautiful payoffs along the way.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Fun new hike! Gorgeous views along the way and not overly steep. Nice creek along some spots for the dogs. The trail was fairly muddy so hiking poles were helpful while coming back down. Long pants would be helpful to prevent your legs from getting scratched up. A ways before the cabin the trail gets snow covered it's somewhat difficult to be sure you're headed the right way but we made it!

Friday, October 16, 2015

This trail is 4.4 miles each way, not total. It's pretty steep the entire way. As others have mentioned it is a little buggy. There are great views and the surroundings are beautiful. There is a little old cabin that's pretty cool (but also creepy). After you pass the cabin it is downhill for a little bit. The hardest part for me was coming back down because it's just barely too steep the whole way. My toes are sad now. Right now I have no desire to go again, but maybe I will after some time has gone by.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Great for solitude but full of bugs right now. Lots of flies and Yellowjackets. I'm going to try it again in a month or two when there are fewer buzzing things. Beautiful views and very steep. Only saw two people at the base of the hike; otherwise not a soul.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bush whack almost the entire way up hill... wear pants.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Nice, gentle, and quiet. The mining cabin and tailing pile is fun.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

If you like being alone this is the place to go. I didn't see a single soul.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Great training hike for longer tougher hikes. Did this to prep for the Rim to Rim. Some great views in the Fall. would like to find the cabin that is up there.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

This hike is beautiful and totally worth it! However, it is basically uphill the whole way. Also, I wish I would have worn pants because the trail is overgrown in different places and the bushes can be scratchy!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Beautiful views. Not too many (none) on the trail. Nice leg and butt workout.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

This is a 4.4 mile out and back trail with a 2300 ft elevation gain if you take it all the way out to the abandoned old miner's cabin. Steep, challenging, beautiful, and fun with almost total solitude. I love this hike, but you have to steel yourself before you begin that it's going to be a climb. Took me about 2 hours and 20 minutes today and did not encounter any major snow. It has taken me longer in the past at a slower pace with some photo ops and stops included.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Great trail. Beautiful view of the other side of the canyon.
Does anybody have the GPS coordinates for the cabin or the plane crash site?

Friday, July 20, 2012

This is a great trail to get your heart rate up. It was extremely overgrown but still manageable just wear pants and don't bring the little ones.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hiked this trial to log a geocache at the top of the ridge. A beautiful hike. Trails were great the entire way up, but a few spots were quite muddy, but manageable. Will be on this trail again.

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