Shepard Creek Trail

HARD 2 reviews

Shepard Creek Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Farmington, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,074 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

This is a rigorous hike up Shepard Canyon with some steep climbs. A half mile up the canyon it is necessary to cross Shepard Creek, so avoid days with high runoff in the creek. After a steady and steep climb up the north side of Shepard Canyon, the trail joins the Wolverine Trail (#3.1) for the final ascent to Francis Peak (9515 feet) at the top of the mountain where the FAA towers are.