Thayne Canyon Trail

HARD 49 reviews
#8 of 14 trails in

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
2965 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
13 days 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
13 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

hiking
2 months ago

Be ready for up!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 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.

4 months ago

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

great hike....nice weather....

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Had a very enjoyable hike on snowshoes for this late in the season. After a snowing most of the week we hiked about a mile and a half where we reached fresh untracked snow. The depth of the snow was anywhere from 6 inches deep to knee deep in drifts, on the steep last .2 miles, to the top of Thayne Peak. The view was amazing with all of the fresh snow on all of the trees and mountains. It was an wonderful hike

hiking
5 months ago

Only made it 1 mile in because of snow. I got past a few patchy spots, but then I hit a section that didn't seem to end after about a 10th of a mile of wading through the snow. Figured it was unsafe to continue without spikes. I plan on coming back in a month or so to try again. This is definitely a moderate to hard hike although that is only speaking for the section I hiked. It went up the entire time with no flat parts.

hiking
5 months ago

Still VERY snowy. I took desolation trail to start intending to go to the Salt Lake overlook, but missed the switchback and ended up .2 miles from the top of thaynes canyon peak. The only reason I turned around is because of the insane steepness at the very top combined with several feet of soft, crystal like snow and the fact that my dog gave me the feeling that some kind of danger was approaching. (I never actually saw anything)
I would definitely recommend spikes for the lower paths and snowshoes for the upper canyon climb. Prepare to sweat!

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago