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

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is really pretty; the first 1/2 mile is hot, but once you hit the shade, it is rather pleasant. The hike along the creek is cool with plenty of opportunities to cool off if you choose. The final 1/2 mile to the waterfall is a little steep, but it is completely worth it in the end. The trail is heavily trafficked, so if you are looking for seclusion, this is not the place.

Had a great hike. Gets a little step and rocky before the waterfall. It's quite refreshing once you get there. My 6 year old was able to make it.

First part of trail .5 miles is all sun and you feel like your in the desert. Then it turns along the river and all shade. Nice to follow river up to waterfalls. Waterfall is nice and you can splash around before heading down.

Oldie but goodie. Not too difficult for the most part. The last half mile or so may be a little challenging for kids.

hiking
12 days ago

This is my son's favorite trail. We have to do it every year. I have to admit with the heat I was not looking forward to it. Leaving later in the day was really pretty nice. The creek kept the heat down and the traffic was not too bad. Watched a great sunset on the way down.

This a beautiful hike but I am 60 and in pretty good condition and I would call this hike hard. There were lots of young people but not a lot of older adults (senior). As you get to the top you are climbing through the rocks at a fairly steep incline. That being said the payoff at the end, the falls, are amazing. It was worth the climb definitely.

Beautiful

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike, shady most of the way. Really fun waterfall at the end that makes it all worth it!

I absolutely love this trail! It is a beautiful scenic hike with some challenging parts. The switchbacks are rough in the beginning since it is a steep incline. After that, make sure to go right when the trail splits, and then stick left close to the mountain all the way up to the waterfalls. There is a small waterfall before the large one. It is only about an extra ten minutes to the large waterfall once you hit the small waterfall. There are steep parts on the trail and toward the waterfall, I was almost rock climbing. The hike was challenging but very fun! There is always a place to stop and rest, too. I love hiking up along the side of the stream. Getting to the final waterfall was definitely worth it!

love this trail. tried it as a beginner and made it to the top. now I come a few times a year. my kids love splashing in the water up at the waterfall

this is a gem of a trail. cross over a bridge, the trail is obviously used because it's a nice trail but we only ran into 4 people on a lower trail.
the trail has switch backs mixed with straight to give you a break from the small incline. great trail, I'll totally be doing this one again. Did see a few rattlesnakes, but nothing too scary.

hiking
24 days ago

This trail is rated moderate but there are parts that are hard! The switchbacks at the beginning of the trail are tough because it is a steady incline and sandy. Once you get closer to the waterfall, there are some very steep parts that are borderline rock climbing/bouldering. With that being said, it was a fun and challenging trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Worth it to make it to the top! I’m an “older” hiker so I had to rest quite a bit but there was always a beautiful spot to sit.

hiking
28 days ago

Me and my wife finally made it to the top waterfall. The last few times we’ve tried she was 7 1/2 months prego and the next was with a 7 month old or so. We left the kids home this time and got to the top. Awesome hike. I just wish people would pick up dog poop!!!! If you have a dog pick up after it.....at least get the crap off the trail.

Awesome

Great hike! Took my 12 year old and was very glad my 4 year old wasn’t with me. Is such a great hike along the river up to the waterfall. Some tough incline spots, but very well worth it!!

nice short boardwalk adventure, recommend going early morning or evening, middle of the hot day barely any wildlife. late summer seems like the marsh waters are pretty low as well. not a lot of cover so being water and sunscreen. pavilion is awesomely built.

walking
1 month ago

Good walk. 4.5 miles round trip. Paved, well maintained. Mostly flat with one good short uphill section. Have done this walk numerous times.

The valleys and wildflowers are spectacular in spring. The uphill was in sections so not too much to take on.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. I went on my own in the morning. I saw a few people on the trail, it was a Tuesday morning. Coming up I came upon people trail running down. Go in the morning because the first part of the trail is completely exposed.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a great hike! I have done lower falls about 25 times with my kids, but never without them. I finally had a chance without kids to do this. We started on the trailhead around 7:25 ish, and finished at 10pm. It was 1.97 Miles to the waterfall, and ended up being a little less than 4 Miles total. The 3.4 Miles is deceiving, and once you hit 1.7 Miles the rest of the way to the waterfall is difficult and the path isn’t clear. It got dark before we got out of the canyon and n d d the help of a flashlight to see the rocks and path.

If you haven’t done it, do it! The waterfall is stunning and worth it. This hike is equivalent to waterfall canyon trail in my opinion. My kids (4 & 1) did waterfall canyon last year and it took 6 hours, I don’t think I will take them on this hike for another year.

hiking
1 month ago

Utah Conservation Corp is currently creating a dirt trail that T's in near the paved end at Hobbs Reservoir. They've cleared quite a distance already on the East side, plus putting in log stairs in spots. We were fortunate to talk with 5 of them and thank them for doing this. They said they will continue working on that section for a couple more weeks & the goal is to complete it around the reservoir next year. It was our first time hiking Kays Creek and that was a delightful discovery. Along that shaded dirt section it was fun to hear the bull frogs bleating loud & see the rope swing with the 'Beware of Octopus' sign. We accessed from Canyon View TH off Hwy 193. The paved section past that point was nearly level & had yummy ripe cherries & plums in easy reach. Another unexpected bonus... so after, went to a fruit stand and bought some great local cherries.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail all the way up to the waterfall last Sunday with our two dogs and 4 year old son. The first part with the switchbacks is just sand and not covered at all so our dogs definitely struggled through that on the way up and back. Once you drop into the canyon it is covered for the most part with fairly easy access to the water where our dogs cooled off. There are some areas that made us a little nervous with tow dogs and a child but everyone did great. We clocked it at right around 6 miles up and back, but we also took a wrong turn on the way back down. The waterfall was beautiful and our son had a blast playing in the water at the top. I would definitely say take snacks or a lunch and enjoy the waterfall while you rest. Also take water! We thought we had enough and definitely could have used more. We did encounter areas that had a substantial amount of wasps but walking right through them was no problem and they didn’t bother us. Also saw one rattle snake on the way up but he was off to the side and moving away from us with no issues.

I’ve done this hike several times and love it. Went today and there were quite a bit of wasps throughout the trail. Thought I’d leave a review for people who may have kids that are easily spooked. However, from my experience this is not the norm.

nice hike not to long not to short.

First part is straight up a sandy path, which has little cover on a hot sunny day. Once you enter the trees, majority of hike is covered minus a few spots. Fairly difficult second half with rocks and incline, depending on your fitness level. We went late in day and other reviews are accurate, fairly crowded. Top is a nice waterfall with some areas to sit. Also areas throughout trail to sit and rest. Saw quite a few families with young children doing the hike, as well as dogs.

Very nice hike to a beautiful waterfall but too many people

I love this hike with my whole heart! It’s kinda hard but absolutely WORTH IT! The waterfall is beautiful and the views are spectacular all along the way (once you get past the sandy switchbacks, of course) hIGHLY recommend. I went on a Tuesday afternoon and there was not that many people to pass, and no bikes passing either which is nice :)

hiking
1 month ago

Steep and Sandy switchbacks at the start of the trail, but once you're back into the trees this hike has some great sights.

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