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Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park

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Mount Ogden Park

Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.3 mi Elevation gain 1,145 ft Route type Out & Back
Dog friendly Kid friendly Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Forest River Views Waterfall Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Beautiful and relatively easy hike to see a waterfall. A very nice, kid friendly hike into Waterfall Canyon. Go during Spring to get the best views of the waterfall. There are a few different trailheads for this hike - there is an alternate route leaving from the 29th street trailhead.

There are numerous trail heads and places to park to get to Waterfall Canyon but we chose the 36th Street parking lot at the beginning of the Exercise Trail that runs along the golf course there.

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Jessica Kong
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The trails are not easily marked the entire path and we ended up adding an additional 2 miles to our planned hike due to the confusion we had on the trail. The hike itself was gorgeous and the waterfall did not disappoint.

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LeAnn N
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Riss Call
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Araceli Ramirez
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Rock climbingNo shadeOff trail
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Melanie Willey
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This was a successful family hike. We started from the 36th street trailhead at 8:30 am on a Wednesday and did not feel that it was overly busy. The canyon sections were cool and shady and nice and having creeks alongside most of the way. The few places with water/mud on the trail were easily avoided. I took kids aged 9-15 and it took us about 2.5 hours including time at the falls. I agree with others that the last 1/3 is steep and rocky. My youngest took several spills on the way down, and I wouldn't have wanted younger kids with me but we did see groups with small kids and also dogs.

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Jaymie Christensen
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7/7/2020 I really liked this route to Waterfall canyon. Well marked and so beautiful. More of a forest setting & shady than 29th street. Less crowded. The waterfall is low flow right now but the mist feels nice.

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Dan Thomas
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Abby Byrum
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble

Much better than the north side! Love this trail. Always gets the blood pumping, the waterfall is so worth it.

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Kristi Spendlove
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This was a beautiful hike. It did have a lot of loose rock though. We always use this app to give us directions to the trail head, but the directions for this one were wrong. They don't take you to the park route. So we started where it took us at the top of 26th street (I believe). This route is very confusing with lots of ways to get off the trail. The 2nd leg you follow the fire break road and the 3rd part is the main hike. My smart watch said I did 60 FLIGHTS of stairs (just in rock form)! So it was intense, but a beautiful ending! Make sure you have lots of water and good shoes.

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Matthew Irvine
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Much better way to hike to Ogden Falls rather than from the north. Way more shade and better views. Will certainly be back this way.

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Kylie Mohr
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Great trail! I recommend using the canyon way. It is less crowded. A little longer. And a little harder since you have to walk through water and rocks for part of the time. Can be hard for small children if you go this way. Really beautiful. Definitely worth the trek!

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Nate Hole
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Recommended to take this route to Waterfall Canyon, you avoid a lot of the crowds at the beginning, and it's prettier too. You get some good educational signs that can make a good nature walk for kids or the uninitiated. You're in the shade until you reach the Bonneville Shoreline trail, then it's sun until the next canyon, but this section is mostly flat and easy going. It's more uphill once you hit Waterfall Canyon, and you'll run into more people. But as long as you go earlier in the summer and especially Spring, the waterfall is gorgeous and provides ample room to rest and cool off.

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Hinoryn T
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6/11/20 So very green. Once the final marker on Strongs Trail is reached the real hike begins... great trail. Very overgrown.

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Alycia Campbell
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A lot of people hiking this trail - pretty crowded. Quite an incline almost the entire way, but well worth it with an amazing waterfall at the end!

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Matt Lyon
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Really crowded. Get there early or late or it’s a line of people up and down the waterfall.

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Damara Simmons
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Beautiful trail, the waterfall is worth the climb. It is steep and a steady climb. The second half of the trail is shaded more and in trees. My teenage son has hiked this a few times with friends and really enjoys it. Up by the falls you can climb around on the rocks. Go slow and anyone can make it. We saw people with young children completing it. We will be bringing family here who come for a visit.

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Alex Rands
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Great way to access the waterfall Picturesque and shaded Some scrambles at the end

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Courtney Cipar
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Loved this trail constantly varied and interesting. Watch your step the snakes are out. For that reason I don’t recommend small dogs on this trail also it gets quite steep at the tend (greater than 45 degrees) so bigger athletic dogs will do okay also from 36th st parking is limited however from 29th there are multiple options highly recommend you pin your parking as there are a ton of crossing trails and it’s easy to get lost if you don’t know what to aim for. Lots of wildlife, views and a killer waterfall

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Claire Lindstrom
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HikingMuddy

Very nice trail. Worked well with my kids and dogs. At least until we got to the point where it maybe ended at a stream? I’m not sure if we were supposed to continue up the rocky stream, but I didn’t feel comfortable with the kids so we stopped. I thought we might have gone the wrong way but I couldn’t find another way to go.

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Shelby Kawailana Kealamakia
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Busy! But beautiful!

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Summer Rasmussen
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