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Adams Canyon Trail

Salt Lake City

Hike to a thundering waterfall deep in Adams Canyon.

Hiking Moderate

5.7 km
424 m
424 m
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
1.9 km
Adams Canyon Trail Map

The objective of this hike is obvious: the thundering waterfall hidden in the depths of Adams Canyon. The falls itself is about 40 feet tall, crashing into a shallow pond at its base. When the flow isn't too high, the pond is a great place to wade and enjoy the water. But in the springtime, be sure to take care as the rush of water reaches its peak levels.


The hike itself is pretty achievable, beginning with moderate climbing switchbacks and beautiful views before it heads into the narrow canyon. The hike through the canyon is delightfully shady thanks to the towering trees, providing a welcome respite from the intense mid-summer sun.

Sources: https://www.utah.com/destinations/cities-towns/ogden/hiking/adams-canyon/ https://adventuredaily.com/adams-canyon-trail/



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between April and November


  • Picturesque
  • Water features
  • Family friendly