Parrish Creek Trail

HARD 3 reviews

Parrish Creek Trail is a 8.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Centerville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3825 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

Parrish Creek Trail is the best route for climbing Bountiful Peak from the west. It was named after Samuel Parrish who settled along the creek in 1848. The route basically follows the ridge that is located between Parrish Canyon and Centerville Canyon. It starts by following the ridge overlooking Parrish Canyon and then goes around the ridge that overlooks Centerville Canyon. The foothill that is located above both canyons is known as Centerville Peak. The trail meets the Skyline Drive road below the ridge line. It then follows the road north to the summit of Bountiful Peak.

hiking
19 days ago

Starting at the Parrish Canyon Trailhead the Parrish Creek Trail is poorly named because the trail isn't close enough to the creek to actually see it. At 3 miles the trail becomes increasingly overgrown but the trail is still easy to follow. At 3.75 miles you hit the Parrish Creek Ferns field and the trail is nearly invisible due to growth. Push through and it becomes obvious again on the other side. The trail has been recently maintained for about the last .5 miles. Trail ends at Fire Road 008.

mountain biking
2 months ago

This trail is ....maybe better for hiking or trail running. There is little shade until you get further in, then there is some. Having said that, it gets beautiful once you get a few miles in....... great views of the valley.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail surprised me. We started out on the Centerville Peak trail and discovered that this trail continues past "Centerville" peak and continues up to the Skyline Drive Road. We ran out of time and didn't make it to the road but loved hiking on the ridge until we had to turn back.