Orson Smith Park to Draper Suspension Bridge Loop

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Orson Smith Park to Draper Suspension Bridge Loop is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hidden Valley Country Club Estates, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

The easiest hike to the Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge in Draper is from Orson Smith Park. Path is well maintained, and there are frequent bicycles on the upper trail. A short hike past the hike the suspension bridge is the old pine bridge. Worth the bit extra to see.

hiking
2 days ago

We saw a rattlesnake on the horse trail about 200 yards south of the Orson Smith trailhead about 10 AM today.

It had about 6 rattles and slithered off into a small patch of scrub oak. It did rattle eventually inside the clump of brush but it wasn't coiled when we saw it.

I hike the trails in the area about once per week. This was the first rattler I've seen on the mountain.

hiking
6 days ago

GO early! very little shade and it was pretty warm by 930 am.
Easy hike... up hills and down hills. beautiful views.
bathroom in parking lot is clean. parking lot small, but if you go early no problem.
we used walking sticks and glad we had them. suspension bridge was a great photo opportunity. walk the trail past the bridge a mile or more and fun rock formation to walk through. fun for children.

Loved this trail. It wasn’t too hard to do even for a newbie like me and my pup. She enjoyed the views and getting out. Luckily I brought lots of water for me and her. Make sure you bring water for yourself and your dogs there’s not much to keep you out of the sun most of the trail so hydration is key!

7 days ago

trail is well maintained. easy to moderate. view and bridge is bonus at the end. best to hike in the early early morning!

hiking
14 days ago

I only gave this 4 if it was not for being in the sun most of the trail it would have gotten 5, took my 4 year old and 11 year old and they loved this trail. The bridge is very pretty and the hike it mild if you out of shape, going back is the easy part and relating of the trail.

hiking
16 days ago

I enjoyed this trail and found it easy. Others mention in their reviews that it is difficult. I think for those not used to hiking regularly this trail can be considered hard because of the elevation gain. The good part of this trail is that a majority of the trail surface is fine gravel, which makes it easier to traverse than the other trail that goes to the suspension bridge (Bear Canyon Bridge Trail, which I did in April 18 - https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/track-apr-14-04-32-pm--4). This trail is also about 80 ft less in elevation gain, so it took me 1 1/2 hr less time than the other trail to the bridge. One thing to keep in mind is that the shade is sparse on this trail, so it may be better to do during sunrise or sunset on hot days. This trail seems to have a lot of human, dog and occasional cycle traffic. The trailhead parking lot can get crowded, but it seems to have a bathroom. I did not use it, so not sure how it is. It had some kind of keypad lock on the door.

20 days ago

I loved it!

20 days ago

Great trail!

22 days ago

Quick little hike. Good to decompress after work.

27 days ago

Super fun, and not too crowded! I wore my chacos and my feet where killing me when I was done because the majority of the hike is in rough kitty litter like sand. Great breeze during the entire hike and surprisingly green at the suspension bridge!

28 days ago

Very easy hike with great views of valley. Getting to bridge was cool. Kids loved it.

hiking
30 days ago

Definitely not an easy trail for the out of shape, but not impossible. Even the old and overweight dog with the group in front of me was able to walk the full trail length, so I was not going to quit. In the end. the view from the bridge was spectacular and well worth the hike.

nature trips
30 days ago

Fun little hike to start the summer off right, it wasn't busy we went on a Sunday afternoon. A little steep at the beginning a couple in front of us had their little girl and dad had to carry her. Lovely view...all in all a great day.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s not an easy trail. There is a steep and gradual climb up. I’d say it’s intermediate for youth activities & grandmas. Very dusty so don’t wear your hiking sandals like I did- your feet will be covered by the end. Lovely view at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Really awesome hike with beautiful views the entire time. We went around 5:30 PM and there were quite a few people on the trail but nothing compared to some of the busier trails. We saw a medium sized snake along the path. Bugs weren’t bad. We took our 5 year old and they did wonderfully with minimal assistance required. Suspension bridge is soooo beautiful

walking
1 month ago

Nice easy hike.

1 month ago

took my kids 6 and 4 we all loved it. great starting trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Not so much traffic around 3 pm. Good for families with kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike, first hike of the year, not to easy not to hard. The trail was not to busy and the bridge was fun for our teenager.

1 month ago

Perfect trail for families. Lots of wildflowers and gorgeous view. A nice Sunday adventure.

1 month ago

great for the kids, could take our dog. beautiful views

1 month ago

Beautiful views with easy access. Parking isn’t ideal but that’s easy to over look. The bridge was fascinating and I loved that I could bring my dog. Not enough areas that allow dogs here in UT. This was a very fun quick hike. I recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

A good family hike. I have a six-year-old, a ten-year old, and a sixty-five-year old in my crew. The hike is not too strenuous and even has a cool suspension bridge. Stunning views of the valley and even options to pursue other hikes.

1 month ago

This was a good walk, kid friendly. The bridge is a little different to walk across. there are a few up hill and a lot of traffic. Not sure which way the loop goes everyone was going different ways.

1 month ago

A perfect first of the season hike! Not much incline and the views are awesome! The suspension bridge is a neat destination.

1 month ago

Good hike but be prepared if your or of shape it is quite the climb but worth every moment. Also start out earlier in the morning it gets hot quickly!

1 month ago

Great and easy hike

hiking
1 month ago

The view is gorgeous.

1 month ago

Good for kids

2 months ago

Great with kids;) suspension bridge was super fun, and a bit scary but worth the hike for the views and the bridge;)

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