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nice trail but almost dead, because of mother nature is closing the trail...

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.

Did this trail yesterday. It was the second time I've done it. 1000' / mile. It took 2 hours up and 50 mins down. It's a hard climb but very worth it.

Easy Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Hearing the birds and seeing all the beautiful mountains is very peaceful here. Be careful of the tower, there's lots of wasps.

Love this!

walking
1 month ago

This is an easy hike with paved roads. Depending on which way you go, it could be a little more difficult. It’s great for kids and dogs.

trail running
1 month ago

was an easy walk. I could use the stroller, my son that is 2 could run around. didn't have to worry much of rivers. there are spots here and there my son liked to hide and play in. there were runners here and there.

hiking
1 month ago

I give this hike one star for several reasons. Very first thing is the trailhead is very difficult to find. There is no trail marker and the trailhead looks like no more than a small game path. Second the entire trail is very overgrown, lack of foot traffic and trail maintenance. This makes the trail very difficult to follow. We almost lost the trail entirely a few times, I would recommend long pants because you’ll be bush whacking most of it. And last but not least, the trail should be rated moderate/hard. It’s VERY steep most of the way up and the trail is mostly comprised of loose broken shale. .

Good hike up to the cabin and back. Definitely a cooler weather hike. Not sure about winter but fall and spring would be delightful. Tons of sun exposure so bring plenty of water and sunscreen. The only relief from the sun was around the cabin. The rattlesnakes were also out in force today! Please take caution with kids and pets. The hike gets a little steep in spots with lots of loose rocks where footing can be an issue. I am glad I didn’t bring my black lab with me. Too much sun and so little water available. I’ll be back once the cool weather settles back during the late fall.

hiking
1 month ago

My son and I started out the hike around 6:00 pm with the cabin as our goal. We really thought we could could do an out and back before it got dark. We only had the t-shirts and shorts we were wearing and a couple of granola bars for food. We ended up getting to the cabin, but by that time it was getting dark and a storm was coming in. We were soaked with sweat, and we made the decision to just go ahead and stay in the cabin for the night instead of facing the dark and cold wind of the incoming storm. Needless to say we made the best of the situation and gathered up some firewood, made us a nice fire to warm up with and to dry out our clothes. We shared the granola bars for dinner and we explored our shelter for the night. We found a gas stove with propane to heat up water or cook some food. We also found a flash light which helped to light up the cabin, and a battery operated set of Christmas lights we turned on that really set the mood. The sleeping bags were great, and my son picked the warmer flannel one. He quickly found out that a family of spiders had made their home in it after crawling in to get warm. It was great fun seeing him scramble out of the bag as the family of spiders started coming out to investigate the intruder. He shook it out real well to get them all out. The wind blew all night, and a branch from a tree kept scraping on the metal roof which sounded like an animal scratching and trying to get in. We finally got warm and our clothes were drying out by the fire, so we climbed into our bags and tried to get some sleep. It was a long sleepless night, but we got up at 5:30, got dressed, and started back down the trail as the sun began to come up. This will be a great memory I will reflect on in the coming years and just smile!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is a beast! My Apple Watch tracked ~ 3.4 miles up from the parking lot at the bottom of the switchbacks (the trailhead for the Adams canyon trail as well). This difference threw my dad and I off in terms of timing and we spent a night in the cabin. The fireplace vents great and there are sleeping bags left for anyone to use. Lucky our destination was a cabin. The views are incredible. Highly recommend this hike for anyone with good experience.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail. Almost need pants for upper parts as the branches are overgrown. Nice cabin. The water set up was the best. Somebody knows something about survival. Definitely a climb. Be prepared to climb, on the trail, 5+ steep mountain peaks.

Really beautiful trail. Nostalgic.

trail running
2 months ago

Don't attempt this trail unless you are ready to climb a thousand feet for every mile you go. The first mile and a half are pretty exposed but after that you're into the trees.

Be extra cautious on the decent, the trail is mostly loose rocks and gravel.

The views of the valley are breathtaking and the forest scenery and stone cliff faces are stunning. Easily the best trail in Davis county.

Short walk on a boardwalk over the marshy shoreline of the GSL. Saw numerous birds, loved the watchtower. Great place for kids. Don't forget your binoculars.

Used Adam's Canyon Trail to get to Adam's Cabin Trail. Very difficult to get to Cabin Trail from Waterfall (Canyon) Trail. We enjoyed the challenge of it as we found ourselves in the middle of nowhere. Near the cabin the trail is covered by snow but we were able to use a previous hiker's footprints. Definitely will do it again but will use Adam's Cabin Trail. Missed the waterfall due to high water.

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike, love it.

Hiked this on Thursday. Excellent hike as always, used to do it all the time in the summer. I suggest to take a friend, spikes or a ski pole still, after the bridge it's snowy and slick, especially coming down. Still a beautiful hike.

hiked today, very hard hike. Bring hiking cleats for the last mile, lots of slush and mud. Cabin is still in good condition, bring a pen for the log book.

Very steep!!! Amazing trail with no one on it. I nearly got lost near the top because it was still all snow and there were no foot prints. Had to use spikes for the last half mile. My pup and I loved it. Such a workout! The cabin itself was super creepy but then again it was in the clouds and my dog and I were the only ones up there.

walking
3 months ago

Not a hike. Nice place for a level stroll or bike ride. Love the architecture of the pavilion, the little fact boards along the way, and the observation tower in the middle of the marsh, which is one of my new favorite places. Though the spring migration is underway, not many birds around yet. Lots of cows, though, including one that had gotten around the fence to greet visitors on the trail and take a dump on the boardwalk. There were some bugs around the observation area, but not enough to bother me. No shade, but the day was cool and cloudy enough that I didn't require a hat.

extremely easy, hooks up with Adams canyon trail only one real Hill.

I drove to the trail-head location shown in the app. I could see the trail, but there was a sign (see photo) stating this trail-head can only be used by Tanglewood residents and all others must either use Adam's Canyon trail-head or one in Kayesville. I drove to Adam's Canyon and followed several small trails hoping they would lead back to the Webb Canyon Trail. You have to get into Adam's Canyon and take the turn onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that crosses the bridge. I didn't make it very far, but will update my review when I do. I just wanted to save others the hassle of going to a private trail-head. (03/13/2018)

hiking
5 months ago

wonderful winter trail! very steep in places and straight up. would defiantly recommend bringing water. cabin is hidden to the south at top of trail.

hiking
5 months ago

Quaint and pleasant with lovely views of the mountains

This was a great hike! I loved it. it was extremely challenging, but very rewarding. The giant Rock formations that you get to hike over and through were very cool, and the cabin was very neat too! I made it up according to the alltrail recorder in 1:40, but I'm super tall and was running solo with my pup, I would count on several hours for most to make it up as this trail head starts at the Bonneville shoreline at the top of the switchbacks.. and it literally just goes STRAIGHT up the mountain. it's almost laughable how much altitude you cover in a mile. but I don't like hikes that aren't challenging. this was like 95% consistent steep uphill with a couple steps down every mile lol. If you are up for it I highly recommend it!

deep snow made it very difficult for this 74 year old man.

Again I ask, who rates these trails? What’s the criteria? Somehow a “moderate” got hung on this?
When it is beyond easy. It’s easy, easy. It is paved, folks! It’s golf-cart wide. It only ascends briefly and nothing like bad. Maybe tougher on moms pushing a stroller, but jeeze, nothing to get “moderate” about. Otherwise, the reservoir at the end is really nice. It allows fishing, and isn’t afar walk, so packing some fishing stuff in to wet a line might prove worth it. It’s a pleasant enough walk/semi-hike.

walking
7 months ago

Took my 8&10 year old daughters they liked it until we reached the steep incline but for me I loved it. Burned major calories as well that’s ALWAYS a plus!!!!

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