Hike Neff's Canyon

Utah Neff's Canyon Parking Area

Added by McKenzie Roers

  • Distance: 5.5 miles roundtrip
  • Elevation gain: 2,445 ft
  • Neat spot to hang out (rope swings and stick structure)
  • Easy to walk to
  • Multiple trail options

From the parking lot, you will follow a 4-wheel drive track that runs straight up to the beginning of the different trailheads. You can also take an actual trail up to that same spot, situated below the 4-wheel gravel track on the righthand side.

There are a few different trails that merge together, but if you begin in the "epicenter", where the rope swings are located, you can take a trail that splits off to skier's left. As you follow that trail, you will eventually pass a small cave opening on the lefthand side. You can go down into this cave, which is really more of a short tunnel that doesn't go on as long as you would think.

Just past the cave opening, on the right, you will begin the rather steep incline towards the stand along rock with a hole in it (looks like an arch). Scale the mountain side if you can – it can get demanding, and you should wear good shoes as the dirt is loose or stripped.

You will end up with a great view of the Salt Lake Valley. Remember to be cautious when hiking back down!

Pack List

  • Hammock
  • Slackline
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
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Skill Level:






Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly

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17 days ago

Dog Friendly

So many dogs and so fun! The path is wide and clear but is a steep incline up until where the rope swing is, which my kids loved. We went later in the day so didn't make it to the top but a pleasant surprise were beautiful views of SLC, the Salt Lake, and the sunset!!! We plan to go earlier in the day so we can make it to the top. Lots of tree cover in the afternoon hours I highly recommend :)

17 days ago

4 months ago

Although I didn't find the arch featured in the pictures, we had a great day of hiking. The setting was beautiful, and the hike was family friendly.

Although I didn't find the arch featured in the pictures, we had a great day of hiking. The setting was beautiful, and the hike was family friendly.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Love Hiking There

I love to hike here and try and do it every week there are so many trails to go on and so little time. This is a must go for any one that loves to be in the outdoors

5 months ago

7 months ago

Bring The Dog

I love doing this one after work! So easy to get to and I can bring my dog.

7 months ago

about 1 year ago

Neff's! Such a classic, go-to hike growing up in SLC.

about 1 year ago

Added by McKenzie Roers

I'm a 21 year old photographer studying Parks, Recreation, and Tourism and I am currently based out of Park City, Utah. 
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