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Walk the Deer Creek Dam Trail

Wallsburg, Utah

4.0/5
based on 1 reviews

Details

Distance

8.03 miles

Elevation Gain

400 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Bret Little

Enjoy a scenic, accessible and family friendly hike along Deer Creek Reservoir from the dam to Soldier Hollow.

While driving East, the turnoff to the trailhead is just left of the dam. There is a size-able parking lot and rest rooms available. The hike itself is a dirt path and easy to follow. Access to the water's edge is restricted until you are 1500 feet past the dam. Though the trail is designed for biking, equestrian use and hiking, it is also a great location for trail running. It is also great for cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Winter.

I recommend hitting the trail in the early morning to catch the sun rising over the Wasatch Mountains. Do the trail in the Winter months to see less people.

Note: The trail is only for non-motorized use. Dogs are also not allowed on the trail.

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Features

Fitness
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Skiing
Snowshoeing
Hiking
Bathrooms
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Lake
Scenic

Reviews

As a Park City local, I have done this trail numerous times and have parked at both ends. I am pretty sure it is 7.5 miles one way so 15 miles RT. The dirt road follows the Deer Creek Reservoir the entire way and depending from which side you start there are amazing views of Mount Timpanogos. The entrance by the dam is free while the entrance closer to Heber is part of the State Parks and requires a pass or a fee. I almost always see deer on the hillside. Love this trail and highly recommend it for runners in particular!

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