Adams Canyon Trail

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.

3.7 miles Out & Back 1212 feet
Dog Friendly
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Directions from Salt Lake City: Travel north on Highway 89 and take the first right past Oakhills Road (Layton City Water Tank). Take another right (south) on the frontage road. Park at the end of pavement at fenced off reservoir. Trail starts on north side of the reservoir. This trail has good access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Shawn Batey

1 Completed1 Reviews

Went November 14 2015 and super iced over in some spots. But very fun and cool temp.

Kaleb Jeppson

3 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful hike with a few different beautiful waterfalls!

Leah P.

Heather Sorenson

1 Completed1 Reviews

George Tan

1 Completed1 Reviews

This was my first time in Utah. I'm only in town for Comic Con this weekend and a local recommended this spot from "Vapor Affliction" (Rex). The hike was very enjoyable and the waterfall was a good reward. I had lunch at "Tosh's Ramen", (Tonkotsu w/Shiitake mushrooms), then I stopped by "Tulie Bakery" (banana tart and slow drip coffee) and ended the night with a Cold Cut Banh Mi from "No Mai"(as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives).

Keslee anderson

7 Completed2 Reviews

This is one of my favorite hikes. I've done it about 15 times now. The beginning has sandy switchbacks that are a bit tiring but once you get past that and into the trees it's pretty much smooth sailing. The trail is pretty nice and shady from that point on as well. The last stretch of the hike is a bit more of an incline but The waterfall at the end is certainly a reward. You can even climb up the crevice by the waterfall all the way to the top of the mountain if you're up for it, although it's not part of the hike and it's pretty steep.

Joshua Pettit

1 Completed1 Reviews

First trail that I have finished. Just started getting into hiking. Great trail and a great reward at the end loved the water fall!

Matthew Ketchie

8 Completed3 Reviews

cary jones

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was an enjoyable hike, but the trail is, in my opinion, difficult. Labor Day is not the best day to hike it. I am sure there were at least 500 people on the trail. Most were friendly and understood trail rules. The falls are nice. We decided we much prefer consistent trails like Mueller Park, even with all the bike riders. You won't see any bikes on Adams, but you will see every kind of dog known to man. Nice way to spend the morning.

Trevor Hofer

2 Completed1 Reviews