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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The Heughs Canyon trail starts from the upscale subdivision off of Wasatch Boulevard.
This is a roughly 3.7-mile round trip hike that only gains 1,000 feet in elevation.
Getting onto the trail from the neighborhood can be a little tricky.
Once onto it, you'll find a nicely-shaded trail that follows along the creek until it reaches an opening with a large pile of scree and a great waterfall that runs in the spring.
This area is known for having a healthy rattlesnake population so keep a good eye out.
From Wasatch Boulevard turn onto Canyon Cove Drive.
Continue on to Oak Canyon Dr.
3480 East and turn left.
Find a place to park near Heughs Canyon Circle or Canyon Winds Lane.
From here there are some gate access points through the yards and onto the trail.
The path is well marked.
Continue into the canyon and follow the trail until it dead ends in a rocky debris pile.