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.

Stunning views of the Salt Lake Valley! Nice, moderate walk on decent trail over an interesting hogback ridge. Clear evidence of mountain biker tracks but I saw none this morning. I saw only four other hikers. Cold breeze. No precipitation. No mud. Many oak trees with nearly all leaves fallen. Best to remember natural markers because there are several unmarked intersections.

walking
11 days ago

Not a hard hike at all !

hiking
11 days ago

Quick easy hike for everyone with a beautiful view !

nice, easy trail with plenty of switchbacks. most of the fall leaves are on the ground, so it was pretty bare scenery wise. Would love to do this in the summer or earlier in the fall. Had a few mountain bikers on the trail, but everyone was courteous about slowing down when they got close to us.

60 degrees at 8:30am this morning. Was able to catch the sunrise. Easy trail to find with a gradual climb in elevation. Great views of Timpanogos, Lone Peak and Utah Lake. I was able to run all the way back down the trail without slowing down because it wasn’t too steep.

hiking
23 days ago

Good incline, great views of the city, pretty fall colors!

hiking
1 month ago

Dry and hot, Stop at Ghost falls was pleasant

Fun mountain biking trail. Being a novice I had to walk the mountain bike in a few places

mountain biking
1 month ago

Mountain Biked up from Orson Smith trailhead to Ghost Falls the back down on the road. Has nice views

hiking
1 month ago

The trails are well marked and the new footpaths take you off the bike path. Thank you Draper for improving the trails. We followed the new marker

Definitely easier than moderate! Really pretty hike as the leaves are changing, but dodging the bikers was kind of annoying

1 month ago

It’s ok. You will consistently be looking over your shoulder for bikers.

make sure to bring hiking poles, goes straight up on the way there and straight down the way back. that shit hurted, sucks ass but the good kind

New to UT trails, though hitting many in UT county. Spectacular views, great
Rock formations. Took my 13 year old daughter and 6 year old son and they great!

So hard, so rewarding. Your legs, lungs and feet will hate you. Your eyes, heart and mind will love you.

This is a nice hike. However, I just went in September of 2018. Unfortunately, due to the weather there were no "falls". In fact I ended up passing it and hiking over 4 miles. I finally realized I had passed it when I got to the top and was heading down the other side! I went back and found what I could only think it was... a pretty a stream. I assume in the spring it would be better. I wouldn't recommend it though.

hiking
2 months ago

My watch showed 5 Miles from Orson Smith trail head up to where Trail of Eagle connects with Cherry Canyon trail. About 3600 ft gain. There is 1.5-2 mile section where trail is mostly overgrown. Could definitely use maintenance. With that said you can find the trail fine, just wear pants and maybe long sleeve shirt. Ran into one person the whole hike. Great views of the valley and pretty hiking once you get up into the trees.

Not sure why this isn’t named what it is: Cherry Canyon Logging Trail to Lone Peak.

It starts at the Orson Smith Park in Draper, right behind the restrooms. From there you hike a short way to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail until reaching a sign that clearly states ‘Cherry Canyon Logging Trail’.

Be warned: the full hike to the Lone Peak summit is long, and challenging in a lot of places. The first hour or two is basically exposed switchbacks with steep elevation gains. The next two hours are a pretty decent, relatively flat alpine trail with plenty of shade and a natural spring, leading to Outlaw Cabin. The next two hours take you up behind Outlaw Cabin, and following cairns down into the cirque (at this point you get a fantastic view of the summit and cliffs) then following cairns along the north rim of the cirque to the summit. The cairns lead you to ascend to the base of the summit on the north, and once you’re at the base, you’ll be bouldering the reach the summit itself (to see the summit markers and all...). From Outlaw Cabin to the summit is also exposed without much shade. Once at the summit, it took us five hours to get down.

Be aware that the summit has cliffs on every side. Makes for interesting bouldering. The true summit is the middle finger that you see from the bottom of the cirque, and doesn’t have much space for more than one or two people at a time.

Be sure to follow the cairns in the cirque too; there’s several, but it’s easy to lose track of them and figure out how to get back out...

Last, bring plenty of water and more than what you might on other hikes. This was the first hike I ever ran out of water on, and I had a full Camelback and other water bottles. The natural spring saved me (I didn’t use a water filter but...that might be a good idea...)

Overall a rewarding hike, and a true challenge even for experienced hikers and summit baggers.

hiking
2 months ago

Wasn’t great. Trail’s just a straight, back and forth down the mountain then ends along some other trails. No scenic views, just some dead plants. The one area with trees, they were all burned from a fire a tear or so ago. There with a lot of bikers that we needed to move for, so hiking this trail probably isn’t worth it.

I did this trail yesterday and connected with cherry logging trail on the way down. It is 80% over Grown and Terrible to get through. It’s in the shade which is nice but definitely not a trail to do late summer and I clocked 7 miles getting to the top, one way.

Did it today for the second time. Just as hard as the first time. Bring lots of water, you are exposed to the sun most of the time.

2 months ago

Great hike

hiking
3 months ago

I love this trail and really hope they don't develop it. The views are amazing (when its not smokey) and it is a fairly easy hike. There are some steepish sections depending on your fitness level. It is open and not much shade. Dogs are allowed but there are some off trails that you have to leash them.

did this hike last weekend. never found the falls but still a very fun hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Very hard. Very steep...about 1000ft elevation gain per mile. Went last fall and while there where beautiful areas of the hike, and definitely you probably be the only one on the trail, I won't be a repeat user of this trail.

Good exercise, ghost falls is a trickle in summer, but hey, get outside.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Totally exposed to sun but a must do for all locals because it’s easy and the views are rewarding. Plus the pyramid at the top is an added bonus

I had a few issues with this trail. It was decently marked, but not too well. I definitely made some wrong turns and luckily realized before I'd gotten too far. Plus, that waterfall was hardly a trickle and I ate lunch next to it thinking there's no way it's that small. It was. The other views were absolutely stunning and the trek was actually easier than I expected, since we passed several "more difficult" signs. I'll probably come up here again, but not for this trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Hike was nice. Took my dogs because app said they were allowed yet sign just as I was getting on Clark’s trail said no dogs allowed. Picked trail because I was hoping for some shady spots along the way. Turned around and went on Bonneville trail. We walked over bridge and my guys got to play in the water a bit. It was a nice way to cool off on a hot day. There were a lot of bikers at trailhead but I didn’t run into anyone. Probably because of the route I took.

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