Davis County, Utah

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Top Hiking Spots in and near Davis County

  • Layton, Utah

    Stroll through the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

    5.0
    1 mi
    The wetlands of The Nature Conservancy's Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve are a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, making this destination a birder's paradise.Great for all ski...
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  • Layton, Utah

    Adams Canyon

    4.8
    3.55 mi / 1434 ft gain
    The trailhead is at a dirt parking lot with a lot of parking, but on Saturday mornings it can get full and people are forced to park on the street. As you start off, there are a few steep and sandy switchbacks. They don't last too long but on a hot day it can seem like forever. After that, the t...
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  • Centerville, Utah

    Hike to the Parrish Creek Pictographs

    4.7
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    The petroglyphs are pretty easy to find and it is such a short hike you can do it in about 45 minutes. To get to the trailhead, drive to Centerville, Utah and take 400 N all the way towards the mountain. The road with curve to the right with a small dirt road heading to the left. Take the dirt ro...
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  • Centerville, Utah

    Hike to the Rope Swing on Deuel Creek Trail

    5.0
    2.6 mi / 646 ft gain
    Not only is this hike absolutely gorgeous, but it also has an epic rope swing at the end! To get to the trailhead you'll need a vehicle that can handle rough roads—you have to drive up a bit on the side of the mountain to get to the trailhead. The beginning of the hike is marked with a little bul...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park

    3.0
    3.3 mi / 1699 ft gain
    Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Ogden, Utah.
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  • Davis County, Utah

    Hike Frary Peak Trail on Antelope Island

    5.0
    6.4 mi / 2030 ft gain
    The Frary peak trail is the highest point of Antelope Island and can be found a short drive off of I-15 north on Antelope Drive near Layton. There is a fee to access the island, but well worth it. When you get to the island, head left along the east side of the island toward Fielding Garr Ranch. ...
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  • Davis County, Utah

    Hike the Frary Peak Trail

    4.5
    7 mi / 2050 ft gain
    This is a fairly easy hike starting at the parking lot near the trailhead. You will encounter little or no obstacles on your hike, just a nice incline leading you to the highest point of the island.You will be able to see lots of buffalo roaming around most of the island on your way up. Be sure t...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Waterfall Canyon

    4.0
    2.44 mi / 1394 ft gain
    Waterfall Canyon is one of the most popular hikes in the Ogden area. The trailhead is easy to find, just head east on 29th street until you hit the base of the mountains and the parking lot is on the right. There are plenty of parking spots and restrooms but sometimes the restrooms are locked. T...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Malans Peak

    5.0
    4.3 mi / 2129 ft gain
    You can reach this trail either via 27th Street or 29th Street in Ogden, Utah. Get on one of those roads and then head east until you reach the mountain. On 27th St. there is some parking on the road with a sign reminding people to keep their dogs on leash. On 29th St. there is a large parking lo...
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  • Huntsville, Utah

    Green Pond Loop

    4.5
    2.44 mi / 436 ft gain
    About a mile before Snowbasin, is a parking lot with a map and trail marker. The first incline is steep and follows a single track trail that leads to the ponds. This trail is great year-round, but in the winter, you may have some stray backcountry snowboarders in the area. It's pretty quiet over...
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  • Bountiful, Utah

    Backpack to Rudy's Flat

    4.0
    7 mi
    Rudy's Flat is a great overnight hike with plenty of tent or hammock space and multiple established fire rings. This hike offers multiple options for distance depending on your availability and skill level.From the Mueller Park Canyon trailhead (5,234 ft), hikers will experience a gradual ascent ...
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  • Bountiful, Utah

    Trail Run to Elephant Rock

    4.4
    7 mi / 1025 ft gain
    Mueller Park is a beautiful, quaint canyon, with some sweeping up canyon views throughout the ascent. The trail is a fun, family friendly single track from the bridge all the way to the rock. You will pass a bald strip (pipeline) that runs North to South which marks about halfway to the rock. At ...
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  • Syracuse, Utah

    Buffalo Point Trail

    5.0
    0.95 mi / 253 ft gain
    Buffalo Point Trail is a heavily trafficked out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Syracuse, Utah.
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  • Davis County, Utah

    Hike the Buffalo Point Trail on Antelope Island

    4.0
    1 mi / 300 ft gain
    Antelope Island State Park is a gem within the Utah State Park system. With over 28,000 acres, it is the biggest island located in the Great Salt Lake...the largest salt water lake in the Western hemisphere. It is incredibly scenic, with beautiful shoreline and beaches, grassy plains, mountaino...
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  • Ogden, Utah

    Hike the Wheeler Creek and Icebox Canyon Loop

    4 mi / 400 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead from Ogden drive up Ogden Canyon toward Pine View Reservoir. Right when the canyon begins to open up and you can see the actual dam there is a turn off on the south side of the road that leads down a dirt road to a very small parking area and the trailhead. If the parking ...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ensign Peak

    4.2
    0.97 mi / 354 ft gain
    This hike is a piece of cake with a sizable reward. It starts just up the hill behind the Capitol Building and ascends 350 feet over about 0.5 miles to the top on a very well marked trail. It's great for a family with young ones or maybe a quick post-dinner evening date. Parking is all along a re...
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