Heughs Canyon

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

Short and easy hike right out of the valley. Great place to walk the dog, or enjoy the waterfall that's in existence through the spring and early summer.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
4.3 km
Ascent
449 m
Descent
449 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2 km
Gradient
15˚
Heughs Canyon Map

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.

Description

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.

Difficulty

Moderate

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

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