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

Really fun hike up to scenic vista point. The trail itself is fairly easy to follow but there is a fair amount of overgrowth on the sides to push through. While our little dog appreciated the packed earth trail, we did have some concerns considering the narrowness of the trail and the several snakes we encountered in the overgrowth on the sides. You do have to park quite a ways away from the trail head, so once you start seeing signs, (we only saw one official parking area) start trying to find parking there or along the street. The elevation is subtle but makes it progressively tiring.

trail running
18 days ago

Trail is really dry, with no water available after the bottom section. For a Sunday in the Wasatch, this trail must be as empty as it gets. Overgrown or completely exposed to sun with no in between, and I would recommend pants if you don’t want to get your legs cut by random plants. Views at the end are nice. You could get better views more easily, but the trade off is that this trail is basically empty.

Pretty good hike. I tracked it around 2.6 to the top. Trail was overgrown and hard to follow the last .5 mile or so. Good views throughout.

First half is nice. Second half is really overgrown. Walked through some grenery which resulted in some allergic reaction in my arms and legs, but not my daughter. 90% in the shade, and parallels water, so cool in temperature.

Wow!! This trail was amazing. If you go, do it in the heart of beautiful spring and you won’t regret it. The greenery was outstanding! Lush! Interesting ecosystems and views were very nice.. I didn’t do it as a point to point. But hit a summit instead.. chill the first mile or so and then some el gain. Don’t forget to check out the old mine!

April 29th. No mud on the trails until you get to the upper portion. It's shaded, so there is some snow, but it's packed to ice mostly with a little mud on the side. There were three stretches of ice and that was it.

I expect any snow or ice on the trail will be gone in a few weeks. It's pretty and green up there. Went to Ruth's diner down the road after the hike.

The trail was very quiet on my visit 3-25. Only saw four other folks the whole way. This first half of the trail was really muddy. The last stretch to the top of the ridge is a real leg burner. Still a couple feet of snow on the steep portion made things more diffiult. I managed to make it without micro spikes without much difficulty.

Really glad I made the extra effort and went to the end. Snow was pretty deep and would fall through about every 5th step. Last 1/2 mile is steep also. Views on return actually rival the top in my opinion.

Since there is no parking at the trailhead, I dropped the kids (15, 11, 9, 7) off there and let them get a head start. I parked about 3/4 of a mile away and hoofed it up there and met them up the trail a little ways. The trail had nicely packed snow and we were fine in our hiking shoes and snow boots. I love the contrast of white snow with the red bark twigs. This little hike followed a pretty creek and had some easy ups and downs. We stopped at the stone marker for Killyon’s Canyon since the trail beyond was really muddy. Great little hike!

5 months ago

The parking spot for this trail is a bit of a walk from the trail head. Look for it just prior to turning right on Killyon road. Anything further up is private property and no public parking spaces.

No need for snowshoes at this time. I brought along yak tracks; I did not need them in the morning when I hiked, but they would be nice to have later in the day when the sun hits the trail and it starts to lose its traction.

Fun winter trail. Playground.

7 months ago

The official parking for the trail is about 1/2 mile before the GPS map starts. 1/4 mile paved road, 1/4 mile dirt fire lane. There are tons of no parking signs everywhere else, be courteous.

Easy hike to a big Douglas-fir tree. Pretty views of the canyon and down into Salt lake.

9 months ago

Nice & not too crowded. You cannot park at the trailhead, so go ahead pull over to park when you start seeing signs to do so.

We've been out here with our 4 year old son and dog recently and it was great for them. The stream was nice for our dog to get a drink and cool off in. My wife went back alone and wanted to go to the lookout peak and she missed the left fork turn (it would be nice if they had better signs but there are not at this time). She's going to go back again soon. Just be prepared at the 3 way intersection to take the left to head towards lookout peak.

11 months ago

A bit overgrown and the felled trees to cross were a bit rough. Overall great hike for Emigration Canyon. Shade for over 90% of the way. So many hummingbirds.

Monday, July 17, 2017

The first 1.5 miles are beautiful as there are mountains in the background (direct sunlight). The trail turns to the forest and the trail was quite overgrown (thankfully I could still tell the route). I'd highly recommend pants so your legs aren't all scratched up. As mentioned below, the last .3 miles are SUPER STEEP! Exhausting going up and a bit scary down (may have been easier to slide down on my butt). As a heads up, I didn't locate a great place to stop and take in the view (i.e. no rock or true clearing) so I turned around after a minute or so. Overall, great workout and beautiful scenery.

trail running
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I ran this out and back in about 2.5 hours. It was a Friday evening and I only saw a few people the whole time which is nice. The wildflowers are great as you begin to climb and the view is nice at the top! The parking on Killyon Lane is 0.5-0.75 miles from the trail, so plan for that.

Monday, June 26, 2017

A little over 5 m. Go early or late as the first 1.5 - ish is exposed. Nice short steep incline last 1/4 m. Great views.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Gorgeous wildflowers on the trail this time of year

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

More easily accessible in the Spring than Grandview which lies just to the north. Beautiful views in every direction.

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