Yellow Fork Canyon Trail

#1 of 2 trails in Yellow Fork Canyon County Park
Yellow Fork Canyon Trail is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Herriman, UT that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.6 miles 912 feet Loop
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This is a great trail and is used for hiking, mountain biking, and will often find equestrian riders too. There is a single track trail on the south side of the creek, and the north side is wide enough for 4 or 5 people to walk side by side. There are plenty of other trails along the way.

Paxon Paulsen
10 minutes ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful trail. Different paths to take, sort of steep at some parts. I would recommend this hike to everyone.

Erin B
4 days ago

2 Completed1 Reviews

It is easy to get lost in this canyon. The trail for the loop is not marked and there are tons of side trails that look like the main trail. There are also not a lot of people there on the weekdays, so I don't recommend hiking by yourself. Other than that, it's nice to have a place on the west side to hike. You can make it as difficult or as easy as you want depending on which trail you take.

William Meek
9 days ago

14 Completed9 Reviews

great going out very little trail traffic , coming back was a lot busier. would recommend for families.

Jade Mangus
18 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Some of the best single track in the west!

Allan Harris
22 days ago

5 Completed2 Reviews

Overall a very good trail. Making it to the top takes a final push some may consider moderate. The views are nice from the top but can take some effort.

Stephanie Hardman
1 month ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful day for hiking. this is an easy trail with fairly good climb to it. Trails shoot off everywhere. trail markings not so good. very quiet today, a couple horses back riders and their dogs, is all.
trail is snow free and dry.
saw several deer as well.

B K Jaworski
1 month ago

192 Completed32 Reviews

This is a fairly safe area to snow shoe when the avalanche danger climbs in the Wasatch to the East.
There is some private property to be respected at the trailhead and the military has property to the south.

Jaime Portillo
1 month ago

20 Completed2 Reviews

3 stars (right now)...I hiked this trail this weekend but the trail is currently very muddy. There is still snow in the ground, but not enough for snow shoes.

Shauna A.
4 months ago

Great winter hiking and snowshoeing. The snow was packed at the beginning of the trail and winter hiking boots were fine. After about 1 mile on the trail there was untouched snow and we donned our snowshoes. We hiked a few of the side trails. The weather was cold but we were toasty in the sun during snowshoeing until we summited the trail to the overlook, then it was fairly breezy and cold. Wear layers, bring water and snacks. I probably would give it less stars as a summer hike but for winter it was easy access to this area and fun with a lot of area to explore. It was more crowded when we returned. Great for canine friends. Also horse friendly.

Jennifer Largin
6 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great for an easy hike and newbie mountain bikers. I rarely run into people when I go up there. But beware the cows.

Benjamin Thomas
8 months ago

10 Completed1 Reviews


Brian Farley
9 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

This was a great little hike I actually went on it as a date and it was perfect for that occasion. It did have a lot of unmarked side trails and we saw a few deer. It wasn't a very "hardcore" hike and if you're looking for an adventure I wouldn't recommend it.

Sergio Mendoza
9 months ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Este es uno de mis lugares favoritos

Zhou (Joe) Y.
10 months ago

Flat, dusty, shaded, and plenty of horse drops, if not in winter; too much dirt to my liking; saw some deers; an OK experience for us. There are some sub-trails along the way that are not marked. They can be confusing for first timers.

Tatiana Noval
11 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Tatiana Noval
11 months ago

5 Completed3 Reviews

Emily Richards
11 months ago

41 Completed4 Reviews

Not well marked with tons of little trails that interconnect. It was a nice nature area, but definitely not worthy of 4 stars.

Marisa B.
11 months ago

Doug Oler
1 year ago

17 Completed15 Reviews

Helen Espinosa
1 year ago

4 Completed3 Reviews

This was more like a walk, but it was beautiful and a lovely way to spend a morning with the family. I ended up jogging the two miles back down for a little extra fun. We all enjoyed this one!