Adams Canyon Waterfall

Layton, UT
Length: 3.40 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Adams Canyon is a beautiful canyon in Davis County that rewards you with a great waterfall when you reach the top. A good portion of the trail is in the shade, which is a really nice treat after the first half mile of fully-exposed, sandy switchbacks. The beginning is kind of relentless, but it also boasts a beautiful, panoramic view of the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island in the distance.

Once you get past the switchbacks and into the canyon, it becomes more lush and the trail skirts the edges of the creek with a couple of wooden bridge crossings. The last bit of trail before the waterfall is quite steep. Trekking poles are recommended!

More photos and info to come!

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Trail Features

Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Shaded Hike, Waterfall, and Wildlife Viewing

There’s lots of shade on this trail, after you get past the switchbacks, and the colors are really beautiful in the fall.

The creek can be fun to play in in the summer.

Dogs are welcome on this trail, on a leash. Please pick up after your pet!

There are no restrooms or water fountains at the trailhead.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The trailhead parking lot is gravel with big rocks, but it’s large and can hold a lot of cars.

Trail Contributor

[Total: 1    Average: 5/5]

Alex is an artist and graphic designer who runs her own little business from home while she’s momming it with her two school-aged boys. She’s a California native and transplant to the Salt Lake Valley where she’s completely fallen in love with living so close to the mountains. She loves hiking, camping, travel, soccer, photography and cooking. She geeks out over history, especially art history, loves getting lost in a great novel, and she started practicing taekwondo the year she turned 40. She’s also a Lifetime Girl Scout and she loves sharing her love for travel and the outdoors with her kids.


Trail Map

Getting There

From northbound I-15 (SLC area), exit onto US-89 and head north, following signs toward Ogden. Turn right onto Eastside Dr and then another immediate right onto Eastside Dr. The trailhead parking lot will be on your left after 0.4 mi.

From southbound I-15 (Ogden area), exit onto I-84 and head east toward Cheyenne. Exit onto US-89 and head south toward SLC. Make a U-turn at Oak Hills Dr. Turn right onto Eastside Dr and then another immediate right onto Eastside Dr. The trailhead parking lot will be on your left after 0.4 mi.