Mill Canyon Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Mill Canyon Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1968 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

wildlife

The trail starts by crossing a stream on a well-made bridge. The trail then heads west, and parallels the steam for a time. During periods of high water, this area may be impassible. Continue along the trail as it meanders through aspens, cottonwood, and firs; this is an excellent area to see fall colors. Within the first mile of trail, you will pass one of the few examples of red rock in Northern Utah. There are several small stream crossings along the way; some may be bypassed, while others require a short walk through water that is typically ankle-depth or greater. Care should be taken during periods of storms and high water, as the trail crossings may become dangerous. After 0.9 miles, the trail reaches the junction with the Mud Springs trail #173. This trail accesses the Tibble Fork trail # 041, and the Ridge trail #157. After another 0.9 miles, the trail junctions with the Holman Ridge-Cabin Flat trail #172, which accesses the Holman trail #039. As you continue along Mill Canyon, the trail grades start to ease and the scenery changes dramatically. Large stands of fir trees dominate the upper portion of this area. The trail continues switch-backing for another 1.5 miles to Mill Springs and the junction with the Ridge trail # 157.

hiking
3 months ago

Great coverage from the sun with a nice spring water spout at the end.

Unfortunately this trail had numerous mountain and dirt bike patrons that interupt the experience for hikers.

If you're a hiker then I'd recommend doing a different hike in American Fork Canyon such as Silver Lake.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a great trail. Best done as a loop by taking Mill canyon up to the ridge trail and then take the ridge trail south to the mud Flat trail and back to Tibble Fork. It's about a 15 mile loop but super nice

hiking
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snowshoeing
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