Overview

Ghost Falls is great family-friendly hike located in the Corner Canyon area east of Draper Utah. At just under 1.5 miles round trip on a gently sloped trail this hike is suitable for hikers of all skill levels. This trail is also popular for mountain biking so keep a close eye on children.

Trailhead

The Ghost Falls trailhead is located on Upper Corner Canyon Rd. (40.494429, -111.817281). Access to the trailhead requires driving 2.6 miles up the dirt road where it begins at the Orson Smith trailhead at 12601 South 2000 East in Draper, UT. To reach the trailhead from I-15 in the Salt Lake Valley:

  1. Take Exit 291 for 12300 South.
  2. Turn east on 12300 South and continue 1.9 miles.
  3. Turn right onto 1300 East and continue 0.2 miles to a roundabout.
  4. From the roundabout, turn east onto Pioneer Rd. and continue 1.1 miles.
  5. Turn right onto 2000 East and continue 0.2 miles.
  6. Turn left into the Orson Smith trailhead then immediately right onto the dirt road marked as Upper Corner Canyon Rd.

Continue 2.6 miles up the dirt road to the Ghost Falls trailhead.

The Route

From the Ghost Falls Trailhead, begin hiking past the kiosk and some picnic tables. The trail splits immediately, turn right and begin walking down the canyon. The trail descends gently through an oak forest, occasionally offering a nice view of the Salt Lake Valley below.

This trail is very popular with mountain bikers and it has been constructed with that in mind. For hikers, this means a very gentle grade as you descend about 300 feet down the canyon to Ghost Falls.

After about 0.7 miles, turn right at the signed junction for Ghost Falls. A short spur trail leads to a bridge and viewing area at the base of the falls (40.495936, -111.821675). Depending on when you visit, the falls may be an impressive flow of water or barely a trickle, however the hike is quite rewarding regardless of the flow

Return the way you came. Round trip hiking distance is approximately 1.5 miles.

Rules and Regulations

  • No Dogs Allowed.
  • No Swimming.
  • No littering.

Special Considerations

The dirt road used to access the Ghost Falls Trailhead may require a high clearance 4WD vehicle. Do not attempt to drive to the trailhead in wet or snowy conditions.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.