Explore the most popular birding trails near Draper with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

I’m an out of shape lady, working on my fitness. 280lbs at the moment. (TMI, but it’s helpful to know). I thought I could handle this hike and I did. I did it. However, it took my longer than the average Joe. People flew past me going up. And the trail was sometimes narrow, so I politely moved out of the way as needed. It was also sandy/rocky but I didn’t mind. There were plenty of places to stop, catch a breather and enjoy the view. (Note no places to sit, but nice viewing points). It’s truly beautiful, with my weak little body, I hadn’t been on a hike yet that had allowed me to climb that high up to view such scenery. At times, I’d get discouraged, looking up, seeing people so high above me up the path— but I got through it. I should’ve recorded the time, I think it took me 20-30 minutes? Anyways, the climb was well worth it—we took the trail at the top to go to the Suspension Bridge. (There’s another hike link on here for that one) I’d do it again. Note: this trail also leads to other multiple hikes to top.

Quick easy trail that is good for kids and dogs don’t need to be leashes. Great views.

my first time hiking here it easy trail to walk and enjoy.

Very fun hike and easy with my toddler on my back. There are a lot of mountain bikers so watch out! And there are quite a lot of snakes on this trail, non-venomous and venomous (rattlesnakes). I’ve been 3 times in the past week and have seen at least 3 snakes on each visit. Beautiful Mother’s Day today with my little boy and husband seeing all the wildflowers.

Hiked 4/26/2018. Saw two rattle snakes. It was a easy hike. I would go the same way I came in instead of hiking up then back down the driving path. But that way did offer great views just no shade.

Lots of bikers, small waterfall - still a nice little hike out with the fam.

trail running
25 days ago

Get ready to climb, this is a trail for those who hunger after ascending elevation.

Very exposed for a lot of the trail so bring protection and water. Jacob's Ladder is located in a protected watershed area so you'll need to leave the dog home for this one.

The views are absolutely stunning and well worth the effort required.

Runners and hikers should be aware of mountain bikers coming from the south, they like to full on send it down the descent.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike BUT it was more like 5-6 miles start to finish. I did it with twin three year old because it said 2.5 miles but it was at least 2.5 one way.

hiking
29 days ago

BEAUTIFUL day for this hike! Trail was dry and although there were quite a few people out, we were able to find a parking spot in the tiny parking lot at the Coyote Hollow trail head. The major thing we immediately noticed is that NOWHERE at the tiny parking spot did anything say Ghost Falls as a marker to let us know we were in the right spot. Luckily a biker had just finished his trail ride and let us know we were in fact at the right spot. So, we took the Coyote Hollow trail and headed out... It wasn't until 0.8 mile up that we finally came across a trail marker that said Ghost Falls (see map recording). That was when we finally knew we were actually on the correct trail. From there it was 0.3 mile to the falls. Total hike up for us was 1.1 mile. The waterfall was flowing very well and we're looking forward to going back up again when all the leaves are on the trees to make it an even prettier experience! Wonderful day! (I hope this description helps other newbies to the trail find the trail head a bit easier).

hiking
1 month ago

For the hour I was hiking there, I didn’t see any other hikers. Plenty of mountain bikers. Careful to stay on the hiking trail, especially after the waterfall during the loop. I ended up in the bikers rush path and it’s very winding and muddy on that part. The views were gorgeous, ranging from rolling green hills, to desert rock and plants, to inside a forest of tall shrubs coming from off the waterfall and creek! So much variety in views and vegetation. I saw a section of poison ivy and poison oak just off trail at the waterfall area, but nothing on trail. This is the nicest kept trail I’ve seen, it’s so beautiful and definitely worth a morning hike! Not too long, and it had a steep portion, but overall pretty easy. Gets the blood flowing.

Easy short hike with lots of deer and bikers. The view of the valley from the picnic area was beautiful! There are a bunch of different trails throughout the canyon. Ghost Falls is a small stream that waterfalls down the side of a hill and we walked past it thinking the falls were further down the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with great views and lots of vegetation. Hike up farther past the falls for some amazing views of Draper and Salt Lake Valley! Trail is pretty muddy right now from all the melting ice and snow

This says it was dog friendly but the path to the falls is part of the watershed so dogs are not allowed. There are multiple trails from this trial head and some are dog friendly but most have signs posted saying no dogs allowed. We ended up just following the Bonneville Shoreline Trail for awhile because it was the only trail that allowed dogs.

hiking
3 months ago

Yes it was alternating between ice and mud, but it’s winter. I didn’t mind the grade and it’s pretty well signed to the falls. The falls are small but interesting. If you go in winter and there’s no poison ivy, you can crawl up past the falls to a bonus waterfall if you’re up for a little scrambling.

10/10, very muddy but the veiws (and fresh air) are totally worth it

Tough hike but great view of both valleys.

Great fun trail. A must do with a group. When we got there, the road was closed, so that added another mile to the hike. The hike was very muddy, but very fun. Make sure you use the app to know where you are. There are diverging trails and we got lost and had to backtrack on one of them. The view is amazing. Hardly anyone was on the trail besides us.

hiking
4 months ago

although all trails mentions dogs on leash when you approach the trailhead you will see a no dogs watershed sign. biker city

Not exactly what I expected, much of the trial is wide and flat. Incline was slow. Maybe better for a bike ride.

This is the second time I've hiked this trail. We started further north on the Bonneville shoreline trail. In the summer there was a lot of poison ivy near the falls, but cool weather took care of that and you can really see the falls. On a Tuesday morning there aren't many other people on this trail, just some nice deer.

hiking
5 months ago

Attention before leaping into this hike, the trail is definitely NOT moderate. Pay attention to the hike statistics. This hike is very difficult for most hikers. If you are in great shape, it’s the best hike around though, as you climb vertical very quickly. Plan for spending several hours on trail. I hiked up to about 8500 ft the second week in November in about 2.5 hours (I hike very very quickly) and ran into snow on the paths (obviously) but it was so much fun! Highly recommend when no snow and have hours to play!

Man , tough steep hike the weather was nice , but the wind was really bad the higher up we went

hiking
5 months ago

Perfect day to hike Cherry Canyon. It was difficult but worth it. The first few miles are hard but it does ease up.

A nice gentle trail. A very popular mountain bike route. The Vertigo trail, the one on the right, is a bike only down hill route. The trail to the left is the South Maple Hollow trail passing through Gambel oaks. There is a year round stream at the big switchback 2/3's up on the Maple Hollow trail.

Not as enjoyable because you are constantly watching for mountain bikers and moving out of their way.

Can see both salt lake and Provo valleys. So pretty!!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

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