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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. Most of the trail is easy to follow and good for all members of the family; however, there are a few steep, rocky sections where you’ll want to keep an eye on young children. Those wanting a longer hike can combine this with the Deuel Creek North trail to make a loop, or continue up Centerville Canyon.

Trailhead

The Deuel Creek South trailhead is located in the foothills of Centerville, UT (40.915644, -111.861269):

  1. Take Exit 319 on I-15 for Centerville/Parrish Lane.
  2. Drive east on Parrish Lane/400 North for approximately 1.0 mile.
  3. Turn right onto 400 East, and continue 0.4 miles.
  4. Turn left onto 100 South, and continue 0.3 miles.
  5. Turn left onto 850 East, and continue 0.1 miles to where the pavement ends at the junction with Firebreak Road.
  6. Turn right onto Firebreak Road, and continue 0.2 miles.
  7. Bear left, following signage to the Centerville ATV Park.
  8. Continue 0.1 miles, then turn left at the Centerville ATV Park.
  9. Continue 0.2 miles to the signed Deuel Creek South trailhead at the north end of the ATV park (40.915644, -111.861269).

The final half-mile to the trailhead is on a dirt road with some short, steep sections. Most passenger cars can access the trailhead in dry conditions, but use caution when driving.

The Hike

Begin hiking east on the signed trail for Deuel Creek South. The first section of trail follows an old pipeline high above the creek. There are some steep slopes where you may need to keep an eye on small children. After about a quarter mile, the trail reaches the shady confines of Deuel Creek. Continue hiking up the canyon as the trail passes through a serene corridor of trees and small waterfalls.

You will encounter several small footbridges along the way. Shortly after the second bridge, about a half mile into the hike, the trail crosses over a rocky outcropping before arriving at a unique waterfall that looks like a water slide.

Continue beyond the waterfall another quarter mile and cross a third bridge before arriving at the junction with the Deuel Creek North Trail (40.91583, -111.85194). Return the way you came. Round trip hiking distance is approximately 1.4 miles with about 400 feet of elevation gain.

Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs allowed on leash.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • No littering.

Special Considerations

Be very cautious near the stream during periods of high water.

Credits

This trail guide provided by Backcountry Post.