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

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful in the fall! Not too hard, though it is a steady climb the whole way. Rocky path too. We loved loved this hike. New favorite.

great trail for casual biking or walking.Fall colors are coming in.

worth seeing.

Fun spot - not really a hiking trail, but a neat place to play in the river

walking
2 months ago

Nice short walk on a paved road. The river is very beautiful and a lot of fun to walk around in.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great trail for individuals or family biking, jogging, or walking. Flat, paved, well maintained by the City of Spanish Fork. Follows the Spanish Fork River and adjacent to some beautiful farmland. Very accessible and lots of shade. We've hauled our bicycles from another city to ride on this trail several times and have also walked most of the route. Restrooms available at either ends in Spanish Oaks park or by the ball fields. Really nice urban trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Took my dog up

My scout troop did this as a 3 day backpacking trip in August. It was nice for most of it as there is generally tree cover for most of it. Going up the consistent 2nd Water incline made for a very nice climb. We had to come down 3rd water instead of 4th water but still got in a total of 22 miles. NOTE; water refill can be sketchy in some places. 2nd Water was fairly reliable but 3rd Water was dry or cow poo filed. 4th Water was better but still had plenty of cow poo from grazing. We found a spot that wasn’t bad and filtered PLUS chlorine tablets. No one got the runs so apparently our efforts paid off. This one may be better backpacking earlier in the year when higher water levels are running in the streams. Still this is a great trip with a nice reward at the end jumping into the hot springs.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this yesterday in the late afternoon. Great hike on a hot summer day since it is mostly shaded and secluded between mountain peaks. Like Miranda Anderson's comment, this is locally known as Hidden Oaks Trail and has mile markers at every 1/4 mile indicating as such. It's a nature hike (no scenic peaks or high vistas) of a more moderate level, if only for a few very steep climbs with loose terrain and rocks and areas of dense undergrowth making the trail harder to see and navigate. There are lots of bees and other stinging insects due to large sections of wild raspberry bushes and other flowering plants, so be extra aware if you're allergic.

Short and sweet. A good, easy option for families if you just need to get out of the house for a bit.

Quick walk, no real ending destination, just weeping rocks along the river. You have to cross it to reach them.

hiking
4 months ago

This was an easy hike with beautiful views! My 3 year old son was able to do this hike with me without any complaints. We ended up taking about 2 hours round trip at a leisure pace. We ran into rattle snakes on the trail, but other than that it was awesome and we’d do it again.

hiking
4 months ago

(As of 7/10 the main entrance is actually closed!!) Fun hike with my dog. There's a few spots where it's rocky and steep so it can be a little tricky to scale, but other than that it's a pretty easy hike. It took us like an hour round trip. The top is very scenic. You can see the windmills facing the canyon and pretty much the entire valley. Would be a good evening hike, there is no shade on the trail. There's actually several different little pathways you can take. If you go up Spanish Oaks drive towards the gate, but you take the left turn right before the gate and head all the way down that road, then take another left it'll take you to a crossroad where to the right it's a dead end and to the left it continues curving down. Park in the dead end and hike up the little dirt trail and it'll put you right on track to walk straight up to the cross. You have to take this route because they closed the other route as they do construction around the reservoir.

paved, which is nice. great for running or biking. not much of an actual hike, though, so don't get your hopes up if you're expecting a hike. it's got some beautiful views, and there were lots of people.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is called HIDDEN OAK TRAIL. It is in fact 3.2 miles to the peak. It is Moderate level, as it is very steep and you have to scramble up some parts. The trail is heavily wooded with a lot of ground cover, blue bells, a few pines and at the top, quakies. The trail is not well used nor taken care of. There were signs on bear and cougars in the area (i.e. fresh deer kills, scat, etc.). There is a pretty view around 1 mile that you can look back and see the reservoir and the valley, but if you keep going to the peak you cannot see back to that valley but to the other side where there are rolling mountains and highway 6, not much of a gorgeous view but worth the effort of going once. The first mile is very steep and someone has put in wood/dirt steps on the most steep parts. The second mile is less steep but you are hiking through the ravine but even in spring there isn’t much water run off. There are trail markers every 1/4 mile so you know how far you’ve traveled. Decent trip, but I wouldn’t suggest doing it more than once.

super easy. great for kids, but a little boring for adults. there are other trails you can follow, but they seem to lead to private property, so be considerate just in case.

hiking
4 months ago

Quick walk on paved road. Super easy for the littlest littles, but the walk down to the dripping rock was pretty steep.

We went mainly to play in the water. Our friends wore swimsuits and brought towels, and I may do that next so kids can have more fun. The river was deep in parts, so my 3 year old couldn’t really walk the water without help. Definitely worth it on a way hot day.

Also, wear shoes since the river bottom is way rocky. Pretty cool outing, but not sure if I would drive 45 minutes to do it again.

Great for kids and bike riding.

If you like buck brush this is it! Then you have to listen to the gun range☹️

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful! Simple for all my kids age 4-11. A few rocky spots which we just walked off the path in the foliage and were fine (to prevent sliding). One of our favorites. We love the tree cover at the beginning and the views at the top! We do his one several times every summer!

hiking
5 months ago

My husband and I completed this hike on June 3. This is a short, paved trail.... nothing spectacular for the most part.

The dripping rock was cool. The trail doesn't lead you directly to it. Instead, you just have to jump of the trail and go down the ravine to the river to see it.

This hike isn't worth a special trip, but a cool feature to check out if you're in the area!

hiking
5 months ago

A pretty hike but very short. Getting to the water requires going down about 10 -20 feet of a rocky face which could be hard for young ones. The path was paved and plenty wide. There were some other trails that went off the path but those goes on to unmarked private property. I had the pleasure of being shot at with a BB gun from the owner not too far from the path. The actual falls themself are very underwhelming. Don't go for the falls, only do this hike if you have kids that would want to play in the stream. There is a lot of graffiti as well. Overall I enjoyed it but would not do it again.

The creek along the trail is very nice but the trail was too short in my opinion, now after I left I saw more directions I could go and I will definitely try again

hiking
6 months ago

Easy enough for my young kids to do. 8 and 4 years of age. The 2 year old was a carry, but I didn’t mind the extra workout. Nice distance for a evening family hike. Small sections of some up and down, but also some nice sections of flat walking amongst trees. Would recommend as a nice leisure hike. Couple of edges at the top at the cross have pretty steep declines, so if you bring kids keep an eye out for that.

Loved this paved trail. Went walking with my puppies and it was so quiet, low key and beautiful. We saw some Deer and a ton of Marmots.

short hike that's family friendly. nothing super spectacular, but fun to hike directly up the river. possibly a couple kid friendly swimming holes if its summertime

Lots of graffiti. The dripping springs themselves are cool. Don’t do it for the waterfall at the end though. It’s just flowing over graffitied concrete

The trail and normal parking for the trail are currently closed. I tried running on it even though the "Trail Closed" signs were up, and was able to run about a mile before there was a large fence that blocked the trail off. You can still park at 3498 E Rivers Bottom Rd if you want to enjoy the mile of trail that is open. II ended up just running on the road. Beautiful run though!

One of my favorites.

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