Thayne Canyon Trail

HARD 56 reviews
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Thayne Canyon Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2887 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked down this canyon after summiting Thayne’s Peak via Desolation Trail. Steep and rocky to the summit. I think this peak is under appreciated. A 360 vista of each direction shows many peaks and summits which is pretty cool.

geocaching
1 month ago

2 months ago

Gorgeous trail. Made it in 2.5 hours. Wet today.

hiking
2 months ago

Decided to hike this today..... there were still about 8-12 inches of snow of a good chunk of the trail, which made the going difficult. I only had one pair of foot prints to follow in the snow and was kind of nervous about my dog getting stuck in a snow drift! saw no tracks headed down, decided to take Desolation trail on the way back down, which was in much better condition today.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We ended up doing the loop which took in Desolation Trail, beautiful views on the Desolation side, 8.5 miles total. All uphill for the first 3.5 miles. We had to use our phone flashlights for the last 1/2 hour.
The trail is not clearly marked, definitely no mile markers. Strenuous and some narrow steep drops in areas, we loved it!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Tough for a fat out-of shape gal but beautiful! Not many hikers. Serene.

4 months ago

The trail was a little confusing, and after hiking about 3 miles, we came to a fork with a sign that told us we were on desolation trail soooo not sure where the wrong turn was taken. Pretty hike! Very green, lots of flowers. It is pretty consistently steep the whole way up, it was definitely strenuous so be prepared to sweat!

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

hiking
5 months ago

Be ready for up!

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful trail. There is still a lot of the snow in Upper Thayne and in fact we ended up losing the trail and hiking straight up through the middle of a neighboring ravine. There were some scary moments and on our way down we just slid on your butts down sections because it was easier than fighting to stay standing. Great adventure and I can't wait to try it after the snow has melted.

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Fun little hike to get the blood pumping. We hiked up until everything was absolutely covered in snow. My partner had sandals on so eventually we headed back down because he started losing feeling in his toes. If you plan on doing this hike, make sure you prepare. It would also help if you knew the trail because the snow made it a little unrecognizable at times.