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Easy Hikes

These easy hikes are a great activity for families or those looking for a nice jaunt through nature. These hikes are suitable for children and adults of all skill levels*.

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    Anasazi Ridge

    This easy trail visits ruins of a pre-historic farmstead before arriving at an area rich with fascinating ancient rock art.

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    Aztec Butte

    Located in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, the Aztec Butte trail offers fantastic views and the unique opportunity to visit ancient ruins.

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    Battle Creek Falls

    The Battle Creek Trail is a great family hike to a beautiful 50-foot waterfall in the foothills above Pleasant Grove. While the hike is short, it still packs some punch, gaining over 430 feet in just over a half mile.

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    Birdsong Trail

    The Birdsong Trail is a great beginner hike through an urban wilderness complete with dense forest, springs, a pond, and wildlife.

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    Broken Arch Loop

    The Broken Arch Loop is a great family-friendly loop hike to two beautiful arches in the heart of Arches National Park.

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    Brooks Nature Park

    Brook’s Nature Park is a great family friendly trail for hikers of all skill levels. This short hike features interpretive signage, a pond, plenty of shade, and the ability to lengthen the hike as desired.

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    Buffalo Peak

    This great family-friendly summit trail offers hikers the kind of scenery you might expect from a more difficult hike, but with the effort of an easy, one mile out and back.

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    Buffalo Point

    The Buffalo Point trail is a great introductory hike at beautiful Antelope Island State Park. Wildlife sightings and panoramic views of the Great Salt Lake are the highlights of this short hike.

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    Butterfly Trail

    The Butterfly Trail is a great introduction to the diverse scenery of Snow Canyon State Park. Highlights include petrified sand dunes, an open lava tube, and a scenic overlook.

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    Catherine Pass

    The Catherine Pass Trail features fields of colorful wildflowers and fantastic views as it climbs through Albion Basin to the pass dividing Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons.

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    Cecret Lake

    This family-friendly hike passes through fields of beautiful wildflowers before arriving at a scenic lake nestled high in Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon.

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    Cottonwood Narrows

    The Cottonwood Narrows is a beautiful slot canyon hike through a narrow section of Cottonwood Canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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    Crystal Lake

    Situated high in the rugged Uinta Mountains, Crystal Lake is an easy walk for hikers just looking to get out and enjoy the scenery without too much effort.

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    Deuel Creek South

    Deuel Creek South is a great, family-friendly hike in Centerville Canyon, featuring numerous small waterfalls and plenty of shade on a hot summer day.

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    Dimple Dell Nature Park

    Dimple Dell Park offers a variety of hiking trails through more than 600 acres of serene, natural landscape in the heart of a bustling urban area.

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    Donut Falls

    Donut Falls is one of the most popular hikes in the Salt Lake area, and for good reason. In just 1.5 miles round trip, hikers are treated to a beautiful alpine forest before arriving at a breathtaking waterfall with a unique donut hole formation near the top.

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    East Mountain Wilderness Park

    East Mountain Wilderness Park is an easy hike through the foothills above Kaysville. This 1.7-mile loop trail is popular with hikers and bikers as it winds through a scrub oak forest with views of the Wasatch Mountains and the Kaysville area.

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    Emerald Pools

    With soaring walls, deep pools, waterfalls, and hanging gardens, The Emerald Pools Trail is a Zion classic and one of the best family friendly hikes in all of Zion National Park.

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    Ensign Peak

    The Ensign Peak hike is great for families with expansive views and rich historical significance to the Salt Lake Valley.

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    Ford Canyon Trail

    The Ford Canyon Trail is a fantastic, kid-friendly hike through a picturesque canyon in the heart of Centerville, Utah.

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    Ghost Falls

    Ghost Falls is great family-friendly hike located in the Corner Canyon area, east of Draper, Utah.

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    Gib's Loop

    Gib’s Loop is a nice hiking and biking trail in the foothills above Ogden. When combined with a short walk on city streets, this route creates an easy 3.0-mile loop.

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    Goblin Valley

    Goblin Valley provides visitors a unique hiking experience, offering unlimited route options through several valleys filled with thousands of fascinating sandstone hoodoos.

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    Hell Roaring Lake

    Hell Roaring Lake is a great wilderness experience for hikers of all skill levels. The 10-mile roundtrip hike is surprisingly easy thanks to the nicely maintained trail and very gradual elevation gain.

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    Huber Wash

    Huber Wash is a nice day hike in the less-visited southwest desert area of Zion National Park. The highlight of this hike is the abundant petrified wood formations found along the way.

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    Jenny's Canyon

    Jenny’s Canyon is a short family friendly hike into a narrow slot canyon in beautiful Snow Canyon State Park.

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    Lake Solitude

    Lake Solitude is an excellent summer hiking destination to a serene alpine lake near the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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    Limber Pine

    This highlight of this fantastic 1.2 mile loop hike is a visit to an ancient cluster of Limber Pine trees estimated to be more than 2,560 years old.

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    Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir

    Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir is fun family hike and a great way to get a little exercise at any time of the year.

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    Mesa Arch

    Few places capture the beauty and character of an entire region quite like Mesa Arch. Perched at the top of a 1,000-foot cliff with grand views of Canyonlands National Park, this short hike is sure to please.

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    Notch Lake

    This easy trail goes downhill for much of its 2.3 mile length to the shore of beautiful Notch Lake, making it ideal for children and beginners.

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    Owen's Loop

    Owen’s Loop Trail is a classic St. George area hike perfect for the whole family. This hike follows the edge of the cliffs above downtown St. George, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding areas.

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    Parleys Historic Nature Park

    Parley’s Historic Nature Park features historic points of interest, an abundance of beautiful scenery, and plenty of room to run and play, making it a sure hit with kids and dogs alike.

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    Pineview West Trail

    The Pineview West Trail follows the shoreline of Pineview Reservoir for 3.1 miles, offering hikers a mix of dense forest, lush wetlands, and panoramic views of the reservoir and surrounding mountains.

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    Pioneer Park

    With endless sandstone to climb and play on, combined with unique attractions like Boy Scout Cave and Dixie Rock, Pioneer Park is a great destination for everyone in the family.

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    Pioneer Rim Trail

    The Pioneer Rim Trail traverses the hills along Red Hills Parkway, offering visitors panoramic views of St. George and the surrounding area.

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    Red Reef Trail

    With waterfalls, swimming holes, and ancient pictographs, it’s no surprise that the Red Reef Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the St. George area.

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    Rocky Mouth Falls

    Rocky Mouth Falls is a fantastic family-friendly hike to a beautiful 70-foot waterfall on the southeast side of the Salt Lake Valley.

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    Ruth Lake

    Ruth Lake is the perfect introductory trail for anyone interested in hiking the High Uintas. This hike is easy and family friendly, offering fantastic alpine scenery with relatively little effort.

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    Stairs Gulch Waterfalls

    This short but somewhat strenuous hike takes hikers to a long series of picturesque waterfalls cascading down lower Stairs Gulch in beautiful Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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    Strike Valley Overlook

    The Strike Valley Overlook is an awe-inspiring viewpoint in a remote corner of Capitol Reef National Park that offers expansive views of a fascinating geologic formation known as the Waterpocket Fold.

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    The Windows Trail

    The Windows Trail is a short, family-friendly hike featuring three massive stone arches in the heart of Arches National Park.

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    Tony Grove Nature Trail

    The Tony Grove Nature Trail is a 1.2-mile loop around scenic Tony Grove Lake in Logan Canyon.

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    Tower Arch

    The Tower Arch trail is a great family hike to a large natural arch in the remote Klondike Bluffs area of Arches National Park.

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    Twin Lakes

    The Twin Lakes Trail is one of a handful of great family-friendly hikes in the Silver Lake area of Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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    Wild Horse Window

    Wild Horse Window is a beautiful natural bridge situated in the ceiling of a grand alcove, just minutes north of popular Goblin Valley State Park.

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    Willow Heights

    Willow Heights is a beautiful hike through a serene aspen forest that leads to a small, picturesque lake nestled high in the Wasatch Mountains.

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    Yellow Knolls

    This classic St. George area hike takes hikers on a fascinating journey through the geologic diversity of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.