Share:

Heughs Canyon Trail

Salt Lake City Metro Area, Utah

Start Exploring
Heughs Canyon Trail

Share:

Advertisement
  • Walking up Canyon Winds Lane after parking on Oak Canyon Drive.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • You pass through private property to reach the trailhead, so be quiet and respectful please.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • The mouth of the canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Looking down toward Salt Lake from the lower stage of the trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Golden sunset light on the trees in Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Great rock formations along the trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Views from the Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • There is a creek that gives the dogs water to drink along the way.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Hiking the Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • The large rock slide at the top of the main trail- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Dogs are allowed on the Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Views of the upper canyon along the Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Views of the upper canyon along the Heughs Canyon Trail.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Enjoying the valley views from the top of Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Salt Lake City from Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Exploring the waterfall in Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Heughs Canyon is dog friendly.- Heughs Canyon Trail
  • Enjoying the falls in Heughs Canyon.- Heughs Canyon Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Near town. Shaded trail. Dog friendly.
Cons: 
Occasional rattlesnakes.
Advertisement
Region:
Salt Lake City Metro Area, UT
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Net Elevation Gain: 
1,080.00 ft (329.18 m)
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
3.70 mi (5.95 km)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
5,070.00 ft (1,545.34 m)
Current Local Weather:
Advertisement
Hike Description

Hike Description

Pro Contributor

Heughs Canyon is located just on the edge of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. Found between Mount Olympus and Big Cottonwood Canyon, you will never find the large crowds here that its closest neighbors have. As trails go for Salt Lake locals, this is a great one. It is steep but not crazy, just long enough to get your heart rate up, and there is a creek for the dogs to drink from. Trees cover most of the trail, so its perfect for after-work hikes in the summer while the sun sets across the valley. The fall colors are really great too, and there are beautiful spires of rock along the canyon rim.

At the top of the trail is a large rock slide where you can finally get some good views of the city below. Rock climbing opportunities abound further up, and there is a waterfall that tends to lose flow later in the season. Given the access, the beauty, the creek, and the dog-friendly trail, this is one of the best hiking options for Salt Lake City dog owners. Keep in mind that the route leads through a home owner's private property at the trailhead, so please be courteous. Also note that this area is known for rattlesnakes, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Updates, Tips + Comments

Updates, Tips + Comments

Field Guide + Trail Map

Field Guide + Trail Map

Download
Advertisement
Location + Directions

Location + Directions

Nearby Camping + Lodging

(22 within a 30 mile radius)

Nearby Adventures

(168 within a 30 mile radius)

Advertisement
Related Content

Related Content

Adventure Community

Adventure Community

Who Wants To Do It
8 Members
Who's Done It
6 Members
Submission by
Pro Contributor
296 Adventures Explored
284 Adventures Published

Newsletter Signup

Join the Outdoor Project Community

Get access to essential planning materials and information for your next adventure. Take a few seconds to join the community. It’s FREE!

Free Field Guides + Maps

Post Updates, Tips + Comments

Organize + Track Your Adventures

Insider Detailed Info, News + Benefits

Custom Driving Directions

Recommended Campsites, Photos + Reservation Info