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

Fun hike, but it is over grown. There is a patch where youre going through overgrown branches for almost a quarter mile. There are some roots under the bratches so it get a little hard to see where you are walking. The pup had a great time though, of course. Not very busy for a Monday night. I think we saw maybe 3 other dogs.

Nice gradual incline. One of my favorite Millcreek hikes. Especially great if you have a pup!

great trail beautiful view good work out girlfriend was stung by a bee and they are everywhere

Perfect morning or evening hike! I would highly recommend avoiding during the heat, as only the first 0.5 Miles are shaded.
Gorgeous views of the salt lake valley and Mount Olympus.

Amazing view at The Living Room! A mostly rocky, narrow trail. I was prepared to have a crowded trail, but I was alone except for a few people. Monday morning at 10:30am. I was able to sit in The Living Room alone for a half hour before anyone showed up. No snakes but lots of bumble bees. I was able to stop and rest as needed on the way up. Definitely a moderate trail. Very fun!

Took me 1.25 up and 45 minutes down. Beautiful views of Millcreek canyon and parleys. Definitely steep the entire way up but a quick and good hike.

hiking
3 days ago

Wow, 3.5 miles of ascent and the last half mile is a challenge for sure. Found the peak (mailbox and US flags)! Super view from on top!

Moderate hike with amazing views of downtown Salt Lake City. Will def do again

The wildflowers are stunning and are every bit as pretty and as many as other locations in the Wasatch Mountains. The difference—hardly any people because of the limited parking. We skipped the hike to Murdock Peak, went to the overlook instead and then hiked down the Great Western Trail to connect with another leg of the trail to dog lake. We logged 8.5 Miles. Fantastic!!!!

One of my favorite favorite hikes! Flowers are stunning right now! My pups also love this trail-.plenty of water along the way right now!
FYI-loads of biting flies.remember the bug spray!

Did this going up to Dog Lake and did Little the last .5 miles down. It was a great hike, nice and cool. BUT for the love people: clean up after your dogs. Bag the poo and take the poo out.

LOVED this trail! Shade, off leash for dogs and a babbling creek the entire way for the kids and furry friends to play in. When we visit Utah again we will surely return!

tuve la oportunidad de llegar hasta la punta, fue una gran experiencia, me gusto mucho, volveria a subir...

This hike had some pretty incredible views! The only thing that bothered me was how much exposure you get to the sun in some areas.. so I would suggest hiking this pretty early to avoid the heat. We didn’t see any wildlife.. but the views made up for that. We also managed to lose the trail in one area where there’s a sharp turn, but there’s also another trail going straight at the same point.. if you end up scrambling up sliding red rocks, you’re going the wrong way haha

walking
4 days ago

Fun walk up a downtown canyon. Did while visiting Salt Lake for meetings.

This is my new favorite! Lots of tree cover on the bottom half, sweet earthy smells along the creek, absolutely stunning views. Did this as a solo hike, and there were just enough other people on the trail that it felt safe, but not crowded. Ample parking @ 7:30am. As others have indicated, do be aware of rattlesnakes, I saw two within feet of the trail. Also got to see a few lizards, and two unidentifiable large birds with unusual flight patterns, perched atop the tallest tree at the peak. I can’t wait to do this one again!

mountain biking
4 days ago

easy for beginning bikers

All year round off leash dog trail. Super easy.

Amazing hike, crazy steep and unrelenting climb with few flatter areas but the views at the top were so worth it!

Hiked this with a group of 12 20-somethings on a Saturday from 7:30am-12:30pm round trip. The key for us: weather. The hike is difficult no doubt, but manageable for all of us across a range of athleticism. The boulder scramble at the top weeded out a few, but the view from the summit was WELL worth it. Crucially, though, the day we went was overcast and temps stayed between 75-85 with even a little drizzle on the way down; this felt perfect to us. If you want to make the hike a little easier, search for a day that’s gonna be overcast but not very rainy (rain makes the rocks at the top dangerous). Hard to find in UT summers, but makes a big difference.

hiking
5 days ago

Not sure why this is listed a moderate. I found it to be a nice short and easy hike. It was a cloudy muggy day and we had some sprinkles. At the cairn in the saddle, we took the trail to the south for another view. It was much steeper, but very short and worth the extra 20 minutes.

Once you reach the top it is amazing.

Great hike, especially the views. Lower half has more shade, upper half has better views. Didn't see a lot of wild flowers. There were plenty of hikers with dogs. Lots of lizards. Saw a spotted towhee and a female dusky grouse. Saw one rattlesnake at the very top. Lots of little lizards. Any spot where water crossed the trail was swarming with wasps/hornets on the way up, but we just walked through and they didn't bother us. They were gone by 8pm on our way back. Definitely park at the trailhead vice the the highway. Just enter the Church Fork Picnic Area and keep going by all the picnic spots until you can't go any further.

mountain biking
6 days ago

Good for beginners just getting their legs

Decent hike to get you in shape for others. I personally enter the path through the scrub oak at the upper saddle and continue to wire mountain.

I started at 9:30 AM and finished the round trip at around 2:00. It is definitely a good workout... I would recommend bringing a lot of water and leaving earlier in the day.

hiking
7 days ago

6 am start and had shade pretty much the whole way up. A lot of high-stepping on this hike, definitely works the quads and calves! For comparison, it’s MUCH more difficult than Lake Blanche.

With that being said, it’s definitely worth the summit! Spectacular views at the top.

Great place for dogs to play in the creek. I'd love for this to be a running trail, but it only goes back for about a mile before it's too sketchy to run anymore.

An intermediate hike that's in a great location with great views. I love bringing out of town guests and my dog here, but watch out for snakes.

Overgrown and not much for overviews... there's better out there.

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