Adams Canyon Trail

Layton, UT

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Adams Canyon Trail is a 3.7 mile out and back trail located near Layton, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for camping, cross country skiing & hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

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Kim Grover (116)

11 Completed2 Reviews

Jillian Hansell (102)

2 Completed2 Reviews

This was a good hike I recommend early in the morning if you have a dog. The sand is pretty rough on their paws we had to carry our 65 pound dog down the bottom part of the trail because how hot it was in the afternoon!

Hannah Hoke (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a great hike! We started the trail at 9 and the sandy part was almost all in the shade. Once you hit the canyon it cools off from the breeze over the water and is almost all in the shade. There are parts that are pretty steep and rocky. It was easier to go up than down!

It is definitely worth making it to the top! The falls are amazing. The water is super chilly even in August. But it was extremely refreshing after the uphill climb.

Your Hike Guide (431)

21 Completed13 Reviews

Adam's Canyon is great hike to a beautiful waterfall. It's hard to believe that a trail that starts so close to a busy road can take you to a waterfall deep in a canyon only 1.8 miles later. It involves a little more elevation gain that most of the waterfalls in Utah, but it's totally worth it. Adam's Canyon is a popular hike that only takes a couple of hours to do.

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Grant Glenewinkel (47)

2 Completed2 Reviews


Joan Paz (159)

7 Completed2 Reviews

This hike may be a little too difficult for beginners or little kids. the parking lot is small. we're just lucky that we got the last spot available when we arrived. the entrance of the trail is in a residential area. I almost thought that we were at the wrong place.

The first half mile or so of the hike is not shaded. So make sure you put a lot of sunscreen before you do this hike. We've seen a couple of snakes on the trail. the first one we was is a small snake on the side of the trail. the second on is a bigger one - probably 4 feet long. so be cautious. once you pass the the hill, most of the parts of will be shaded. it's a little difficult i would say since there are narrow and rocky paths. we stopped halfway to rest and take pictures of course. we saw a fallen log and walked through it to cross the beautiful stream. took beautiful pictures there. after 10 -15 mins, we continued our hike. it was a rocky hike. before hitting the end of the trail, we had to go through a steep rocky trail to get the falls. then we crossed the stream to get to a good resting place close to the falls. be prepared to get your shoes/feet wet. We always bring flip-flops on our hike to soak our tired feet into the water and take pictures of course closer to the falls. Gotta warn you though...the water is ICE cold.

Overall, it was a beautiful hike. the waterfalls is a great reward after the tiring hike.

Dorothy McWilliams (47)

1 Completed1 Reviews

M Moon (86)

5 Completed5 Reviews


Lindze B. (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

I completed this trail on a Sunday afternoon with my brother and my dog. It took about three or so hours round-trip. The trail is mostly uphill and shaded with a few flat areas to rest or cool down, if needed. The last part of the hike is more challenging as you will need to climb rocks. Having shoes with decent traction will be helpful, especially when coming down. There were mostly twenty-somethings and families, but it didn't feel overly-crowded. It was dog-friendly and everybody we encountered was friendly and courteous.

Samuel Zamora (187)

5 Completed3 Reviews

Wonderful trail. My dog and kids loved it.