This last week we were able to hike the Holbrook Canyon Trail in Bountiful, Utah. This trail is around 6.5 miles round trip, there and back. We took along our two yellow labs, Jovie and Sami, and they absolutely loved it! The whole trail is lush and green, and follows a bubbling stream. It’s definitely one of our new favorite places to hike in the summer time! Hiking into the canyon is shady and cool, making it the perfect place to cool off from the summer sun!
If you’re planning on taking this one on, here are some things you need to know:
- From the parking lot, facing the mountains, the Holbrook Canyon Trail is to the right. It declines down into the canyon. There is another trail and it is to the left and inclines up the mountain. Neither are marked very well, so be aware of the difference.
- The trail isn’t as paved as other trails (like the ones in Mueller Park), but it was still pretty visible. There were a lot of overgrown areas where you will need to push away brush, but it’s really not that bad.
- This is a semi-wet hike. This is one of the best parts about Holbrook Canyon – you get to cross tons of streams and creeks and towards the end you will wade in some deeper water, and see some beautiful waterfalls (or not depending on our water levels that time of year). There are a couple make shift bridges and fallen trees to help you cross, but there are also lots of areas where you have to trudge through the water. Make sure you wear waterproof shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet!
- This is a dog friendly hike! Hazzah! Our two yellow labs LOVED this hike. They were begging us to take a break and let them jump in the streams to swim.
- The elevation gain is pretty minimal. Trails.com rates this hike as strenuous, but don’t let that rating scare you. While I wouldn’t recommend taking young children on this hike, we definitely aren’t experts and we had a fantastic time!
Trailhead Location via the Davis County Website: Take the Bountiful 400 North exit from 1-15. Head east and follow it all the way around. It will go a couple miles and you will run into the Bountiful LDS Temple on the left. Just past that on the left (East) side of the street, you will see the trail head with a parking lot and sign.