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

trail running
8 days ago

walked/jogged this trail but it’ll be better off in a bike than walking

I only give it three stars because the mine was fun for the kids to explore. Very steep loose dirt trails so very slippery. I made the mistake of going with my three young children and dog alone so that made it all the more challenging but even then I can’t imagine this trail being enjoyable without children. The mine is really cool. Bring flashlights or full charged cell phone lights. Really no shade on trail. Mine is nice and cool though.

walking
11 days ago

nice easy shaded trail for a quick getaway.

hiking
18 days ago

Fantastic hike with great views and a nice waterfall near end. Saw 5 people on trail. Only marked down a star due to the road being closed to trailhead. I understand its closed probably for leftover snow, but it's the end of April! It added about 2 miles to hike.

Fun hike, shaded in the trees. Couple of places for nice views. Drive up the canyon road till pavement ends and park there and trailhead is there. Didn’t do the super steep section (where rope is) down to 2nd waterfall. Between short legs and old knees I thought it best to skip that section. I am 65 and just getting into hiking and didn’t seem too strenuous at all. Much easier than getting to waterfall up Adam’s Canyon in Layton.

Aptly named... very difficult unless you have the athleticism of a wolverine. Trail is hard to follow once you reach the ridge, and completely disappears a mile later. Lost the trail on the way down and ended up bush whacking most of the way... Full sun the whole way, wear long pants and bring LOT'S of water.

Ok, so maybe if you only go to the first waterfall it is moderate. We hit that and decided to continue on. We read the sign going along the creek and said no way, went towards pretty valley but didn't read the reviews before going so wasn't sure it made it to waterfall and turned around about 1/4 mile after the big rock. we took the trail to hell hole from there. After several steep sections made it to another waterfall a bit past the campsite. Perhaps on a heavier water year it would have been worth it. On the way back we figured let's see what the other trail is like. It cant be that bad going down. Several super steep sections some with ropes not all. Motto of the story, stop at the first waterfall or prepare for a hard hike.

Start this one early! We started at 9am, and after exploring the cave at the beginning, having a snack at the 1st waterfall (1 mile in), poking around all the old cars, and then playing in the big waterfall (2 miles in) for a while, we were hiking down around 2pm in the outrageous sun and temps. The descent to the big waterfall is very steep and about 40ft. down. There is a rope, and my 15 and 8 year olds handled it easily. My 12 and 10 year olds with autism basically slid down carefully on their bums while holding onto the rope. We played in the waterfall to cool down and had a great time. The climb out was a beast for my special needs kids, but they did it and were SO PROUD! Normally the trail back to the car seems to go by in a flash. This time it seemed never-ending. Must have been the heat. This trail is about 50/50 sun and shade, so at least we had moments out of the sun. This one would be gorgeous in the Fall.

on Lagoon Trail

1 month ago

Great family walking trail that we've been using for years. Wide and paved, can be used for strollers and bikes. Added bonus, passes by a section of the Lagoon zoo. Wild berries and fruit trees along the way. A couple of bridges over a stream with no water access. Great place for a photo shoot.

We hiked this starting around 6:15pm. The trail is not clearly marked for some time. We found ourselves “stumbling” onto the trail. My GPS said that it was around 1.5 miles up, 1.6 down. We did not go to the mine. Took us around 2 hours to get to the flag (it was super hot, and we were slightly creeped out thinking we kept hearing rattlesnakes...although we never saw one) we took multiple breaks and sat at a bench 1/2 way through the hike. We spent a good amount of time up top, watching the sun set

Great well maintained trail! Pretty the entire way through!

It was a bit rough for my out of shape family but it was a great view and I loved the mine. I’m a bit scared of heights and the narrow steep trail had me a bit anxious, especially on the way down. However I didn’t have too much trouble and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Utah

1 month ago

Lots of cotton! Like coated everywhere, looks like spider webs, and being next to lagoon it sounded like people dying screaming! Kinda hysterical except my 2 yrs Old was scared!

Walking trail not a hike. Well shaded.

hiking
1 month ago

Did Triumph up, which was brutal, semi dangerous and gorgeous views, it pushed me and I loved it. Hard difficulty steep pitch, loose shale, nothing to hold on to. Definitely need hiking boots, walking sticks and maybe rescue gear and first aid for Triumph trail. It’s just a swift gain in elevation. Waterfall and creek were awesome at the top of Triumph . Did the Davis creek loop hike coming back down. Loved it. There are rocks and roots to trip on and it is really overgrown in some parts. Did it at night. Would do Davis loop again in the day going up. Wouldn’t take my 5 yr old but my 8 and 14 yr old could handle Davis creek loop.

Missed the real short loop by taking the wrong trail. Discovered the error and just had a longer hike than expected

Great views of the valley and the Great Salt Lake. A good trail for the entire family. If you like mines, Patsy’s is an easy walk into.

2 months ago

Good little trail. fun to see the lagoon animals on the back side. super easy if your looking for a quick escape

This was a super fun hike because of the old mine at the end. Before you go, Google the history of the mine, then you will have the back story as you search the tunnels. Bring a flashlight!

Great hike but it's full sun for almost the entire way, so just be prepared for that.

hiking
2 months ago

Mostly shaded. Nice and easy.

2 months ago

Perfect for my kids who are just starting out hiking.

I like to access this from 2200 West which is just east of the airport by road bike. I hate when the bugs are thick, when wearing sunscreen the bugs stick to your arms. Only a few restrooms.

nice easy walk with the kids (9 & 4) and dog. flowers were in bloom & we had a lot of fun looking for the birdhouses. shaded.

walking
2 months ago

While this trail has a Sleepy Hollow vibe to it, there isn't really much to see. It is a good place to take a family for a walk as it is paved and relatively quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Worth it but certainly for those who feel comfortable on the edge. There are a few parts where you’re on a very thin trail over a cliff.

Super fun but very steep. The kids made it ages 3,6,7 but it was difficult. Worth the hike. Round trip- 3/12 hrs.

Nice hike for Memorial Day. Loved being up at Flag Rock to see the view and ponder what so many have sacrificed for us. Fairly easy trail, but definitely exposed. Luckily it was only in the 60s. The mine was cool and definitely required a light to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful morning for a hike. The views are spectacular the farther up you go. Well kept trails although a little narrow at times, especially if someone is passing by. There were a lot of families with children and they were all doing well. Patsy’s Mine was a fun little spot off the trail on our way to Flag Rock. I recommend starting early in the day as the heat of summer could make it too difficult.

nature trips
2 months ago

it is a beautiful trail, that I think would be great to take a photoshoot in. The trail starts by a power plant, then goes by bison and elk, you can Lagoon off and on. then the trail stops at a road. go left down the road, then the trail continues on your right. after a bit, then the trail comes to a small building for electricity, go right. after a bit again the trail ends, at the end of a drive way. go left this time, and there is a hill. at the top you see the dam. along the trail their are picnic spots, or benches. easy walk.

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