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

hiking
18 hours ago

This place was totally and completely out of my way, but it was so worth it once I got here. The entire hike is stunning. Very few people hiking here in the winter so it felt like I had the place to myself!

hiking
19 hours ago

Really nice hike with spectacular views of the canyon and little niches for meditation. I didn’t finish because I started too late in the day and it was getting dark, but I made it 4.3 miles round trip, so I probably was close. I hiked solo so I wasn’t planning on scrambling with the chain. Definitely would do it again and complete it.

Fun quick little hike, definitely recommended spikes or poles, both would be great but I didn’t have either and was fine.

We snowshoed about 1/2 (4.2 miles) of this trail. Starting at 1.7 miles in, no trail had been forged through the snow yet. The woods were beautiful. Most longer-distance views were of skiers. It was fun for a snowshoe workout but it wouldn’t be my first choice for hiking or great views.

hiking
scramble
snow
1 day ago

Great day hike trail in the winter. Lots of cute pups along the way and a great payoff at the end. A bit slippery coming back - Would rec bringing spikes, yak trax, poles or snow shoes if you have them. Still doable if you don’t!

snowshoeing
snow
1 day ago

Got here around 3:30pm. Lots of snow but most of the trail is packed snow from all the people hiking up. We only made it a mile up because we didn’t want to hike back in the dark and there were a couple avalanche fields with downed trees which makes it hard to follow the trail. Probably not the best time to hike up until the trail is easier to find but if you want to go up the avalanche part you’d still get a good 2 mile hike out of it. Overall, it was a great hike and I’m definitely coming back to see the waterfall!

Trailhead

Access the Lagoon Trail from the north or south end. The north trailhead (40.987548,-111.891941) is located on 200 West, just south of Main Street in Farmington. Parking is available in the cul-de-sac where the trail begins.

The south trailhead (40.981132,-111.896405) is located just north of State Street on 400 West. Parking is available at Ezra T. Clark Park.

You can also park at Farmington Pond and walk down.

Source: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/services/wellness-preventive-medicine/live-well/move-well/healthy-hikes/find-a-hike/lagoon-trail/

hiking
1 day ago

Snowshoes and trekking poles are highly recommend for this trail right now. You can get pretty close to the end without them. Gorgeous trail, definitely will do this again.

This is a dog park—there are dog feces everywhere, dogs are off leash and the trail smells like urine. We were visiting from out of town and we were unfortunate enough to stop here to stretch our legs. There is an electric transformer station in the middle of the park and you can see and hear the highway throughout the trail.

hiking
1 day ago

Go early. Its a popular trail & it becomes too trafficked-especially when the park is in full swing

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked after heavy rain so sand was easy to walk through. Some narrow sections with rocks. Beautiful landscape.

hiking
2 days ago

Really great hike up the canyon. Would strongly suggest grippers/yak tracks. Very icy in several spots and crossed the creek several times. Nice views of canyon walls all the way and great arch at the end. We really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend it.

So many reviews of hiking but my favorite way to do this trail is on touring cross country skis or a fat bike.It takes a while to do all the switchbacks and traverses but the view is wonderful in the winter time. It is a two bottle trip at a minimum. Sometimes the Powerline trail, which it transects has enough bonus powder down that I can free heel ski with magnum BC bindings. If it is to rough I simply backtrack down.

Very close to town and convenient. the flat trails are great for a simple walk, or even www.easy bike ride. The Eastern part of the trail is wide open with a few small dips. The Western part of the trail has several opportunities to climb on rocks and go bouldering. This trail should be classified as Easy.

IMPORTANT: tracks at bottom of first hill, raised tracks in first picture are not on the trail

Great hike. I did a Google Earth Trail on Saturday here. You can do a virtual like walk of the trail and into the cave at www.shaunasadventures.com or on Google Earth. We had on spikes/ Crampons and made it to the cave fine. Headed up a little before 9, and there was not too many crowds, but as we headed down there was a huge group heading up. Most people heading up had sleds. I wish I would have asked them where they were heading to sled. I am thinking they were going to take the V shaped trail marked on my blog to the North Fork road and then sled down it. Definitely would have been fun sled ride down.

great short hike, even in the winter!

Went with a couple of friends we all brought our dogs. It went great was easy and fun

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

This is a gorgeous hike on a cloudy day. It is pretty strenuous, especially if you decide to descend past the saddle to find a waterfall that occurs when it rains. Once you get over the saddle, there will be a wash, then a small hill, then the creek that you follow off to the left to find a small pond and drizzling waterfall that are quite tranquil.

Okay, it is windy. But it is an easy trail with views for days. Really amazing - esp. at sunset!

hiking
4 days ago

This place/hike is amazing. I actually did this back in 2015. I had to follow a blog post someone had posted on the directions to the false kiva but that made it more fun. It was like a scavenger hunt! There are some loose rocks on the trail so be careful and wear proper footwear. But the views are stunning and the whole hike was so awesome. My husband was so happy that I took him there. What an amazing experience.

This was the scariest thing I've ever done. I'm proud of myself for doing it because I'm terrified of heights but I won't ever do it again. We were appalled at the people hiking to the top with small children. Yes, it's beautiful but it's also dangerous. Be safe.

the scenery wasn't spectacular, but it was perfect for little kids. it was plowed and salted most of the way so the trail was nice and easy in the cold.

hiking
5 days ago

One of my personal favorites, it's a quick, but steep and tiring hike to Pretty Valley and the frozen cascades are gorgeous. We climbed to the top of the big rocks and looked over the valley. Beautiful stuff. Until then the trail is well packed. We tried continuing past the massive rocks but the deep snow and time shortage prevented us from continuing. Wish we could have continued though!

Wonderful winter hike. spikes are perfect right now. We saw a moose on Thursday.

Nothing short of amazing. I have done this hike four times this year but the winter brings a whole new beauty to this hike. Waterfall is mostly frozen. Beautiful take your camera.

short and easy, but so much to see!

hiking
6 days ago

We went in January - lots of snow and ice. Found it a bit boring. Scenery in the park is epic but for 4 miles of this hike you are stuck down in a canyon. Two highlights were seeing a herd of deer and seeing a frozen waterfall. Otherwise, it was just drudging in snow. And one part was a hilariously icy scamper up rock cliff. Wouldn’t want to do that twice!

1/10/19 quick and easy. slight presence of ice near the waterfall.

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