Overview

The Hidden Valley Park Trail is a paved walking path nestled in the foothills of Sandy Utah featuring outstanding views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Mountains. Several loop options totaling more than one mile are possible as the trail winds in and around Hidden Valley Park through a combination of landscaped and natural areas.

Trailhead

Hidden Valley Park is located at 11700 South Wasatch Blvd. in Sandy, UT (40.540032, -111.812970). To reach the park from I-15 in the Salt Lake Valley:

  1. Take Exit 292 for 11400 South.
  2. Turn east onto 11400 South and continue 2.7 miles.
  3. Turn right onto 1700 East and continue 0.3 miles.

Turn left onto Wasatch Blvd. and continue 1.7 miles to the Hidden Valley Park on the east side of the road.

The Route

From the parking area, begin walking any direction on the wide, paved path that circles the park. Traveling clockwise on the outer loop, the trail climbs gently toward the mountains before passing a trail junction for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Continue walking as the trail descends and eventually turns back to the park.

The outer loop is approximately 0.6 miles long. For a longer walk, use any combination of the two inner loops. There is a total of one mile of paved walkways between the three loops. In addition to the walking path, there is a pavilion, a playground and several shady benches around the park.

Rules and Regulations

  • Dogs allowed on leash.
  • Clean up after pets.
  • No littering.
  • Open from dawn to 10 p.m.

Special Considerations

Rattlesnakes are common in this area, particularly during hot weather.

Credits

This trail guide is provided by Backcountry Post.