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Strongs Canyon Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 1,187 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Nature trips Rock climbing Bird watching River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Blowdown Bridge out Muddy Over grown Scramble Washed out
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Facilities

4000 S Beus Drive (Roadside Parking), Skyline Drive Trailhead near east end of Steward Stadium, or 36th Street Trailhead where 36th Street turns south and merges with Skyline. No facilities.

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Jrew Jackson
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Mandy Pellew
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Craig Bergeson
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Rachel Graham
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HikingBugsOver grownRockyScramble

Not great but well shaded . Trail is hard to follow and seems very over grown in parts. Rocky and some part have loose rock and dirt. First part of the trail is fairly easy but it gets more difficult further in. The length and elevation is not difficult it is everything else. Didn’t seem very pretty either and no great view from the top. There was no one else on the trail so if you like trails without lots of people this may be your trail. I saw no one past the bridge. You do cross the stream a few times. I would wear long pants unless you don’t mind a few scratches. I’m glad I marked it off my list but I did not care for it at all.

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Elizabeth Gordon
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Meh. Good shade walk but very brambly and kind of anticlimactic.

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Jrew Jackson
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Brian C. Johnson
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Randy Ferlin
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HikingOver grownScramble

About .6 miles in you come to a bridge, turn right. You do cross the river a couple times going up and there is no “grand destination”. About 1.7 miles in (close to turnaround spot) there are some rocks on the south side of the river. You can see down the canyon overlooking part of downtown Ogden. The trail is very pretty.

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Daniel Thurston
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HikingOver grown

Easy to get lost if you are not careful

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Ed Haro
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Discovery loop to strongs canyon to bonneville shoreline to waterfall canyon trail

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Stephen Breu
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HikingBugsOver grownWashed out

Once you turn off the Bonneville trail, Strongs Canyon turns into an overgrown and rough climb. There's nothing to see at the end, but the running water and shade is nice on a hot day. It will be difficult to avoid getting your feet wet when the stream is flowing well. I would absolutely recommend wearing long pants to save yourself from branch whiplash. Overall, there are better trails in the area worth your time, but if you prefer a quiet, unpopulated hike then give it a try.

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Jennica Hess
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we had a hard time following this trail and followed it all the way to the end but didn't ever see a good view of a waterfall. we ended up going to the waterfall canyon trail after bc we were pretty bummed about this one. made the most of it but I wouldn't recommend it

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olivia brech
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Amber Reder
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Beautiful trail! The scenery is beautiful. I agree, it is not hard. My two year old and 6 year old hike it with little trouble. They are avid hikers, but they have little legs as well.

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Brandon Tremelling
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I did this hike yesterday with my wife and our two girls (2yo and 4mo) strapped to our backs. What was initially supposed to be a leisurely walk along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail turned into a more adventurous expedition in almost no time when we decided to turn up the canyon. It is definitely a little bit overgrown right now, and I imagine this will only get worse as plants continue to reawaken from the winter months. At one point we completely lost the trail and had to bushwhack to get back on it. Here is a hint: If you find yourself crossing a major rockslide, you went too far. There is one spot in particular where you need to cross the creek to stay on the trail, and if you don't have sharp eyes you will totally miss it. It seemed to us that most people miss this turn, continue on for another 30-40 yards and then turn back, thinking they have hit the end of the trail. What this means is that there is a seemingly well-developed trail past the turn off, so keep this in mind. Other than the tricky spots it was a great hike and we will be sure to do it again... although perhaps not with little ones on our backs!

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Britney Abeyta
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I wouldn’t say it’s “hard”. Great hike

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Hunter Riccardelli
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Jrew Jackson
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Super cool trail, no big waterfall at the end, but tons of small ones along the river all the way up. Cool rocks for climbing as well. Tons of bugs, especially wasps. Was real fun till we stumbled upon a rattlesnake halfway back, but we got past him and still had a blast other than that little run in.

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Cache MACS
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It was 97deg when we started up the trail. I could not wait to get further up the Canyon for a bit of shade. Strongs did not disappoint, temperatures dropped as we hiked along the stream. Not a soul on the trail. It is a little overgrown in spots, but I think that is what keeps traffic down. You have to really know where the creek crossings are.

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