Canyon Nature Trail

American Fork, UT
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Point-to-point

About This Trail

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This trail is family friendly, new walker friendly and 99% wheelchair accessible. If you start this trail at the first parking lot with the large building with bathrooms, it is considered all accessible but if you start at the Canyon Nature Bridge Trail head parking lot, you will either need help lifting a wheelchair/stroller or wagon up two steps to get on the bridge, then after that it is all accessible. This trail has the occasion sign describing the plant an or animal life and is fun for preschool age and up kids to learn about. The trail will lead you to a picnic area will tons of picnic tables and fire pits as well as a building with bathrooms, open from May-September.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

This is a paved trail, perfect for all abilities/wheels but please note You will need help lifting strollers over two steps onto the bridge or if in a wheelchair, start this hike at the parking lot just west of this one, by the bathroom building. For those able to lift a stroller/wagon/wheelchair up two steps: the first section of the trail is quite steep, you may need assistance pushing a wheelchair up the ramp but after that it is great and it will take you all the way back down to the picnic tables.
This trail also has signs identifying different plant and animal life along the way.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Just tell the ranger at the booth that you’re going to the Canyon Nature Trail and they’ll let you pass. Or simply drive around the stop sign and wave as you drive by, you DO NOT need to stop.

Trail Contributor

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I’m Joey Johnson Branch Ambassador for Utah County. I’m happily married to Jory for 21 years and Proud Mama of two, Jack who would’ve been 12 and our rainbow baby, Jiraiya Dragon who is nearly 5. We’re from Utah but have lived in Arizona for 10 years and then New Zealand before returning to our roots when Jiraiya shocked us with his arrival.

We started hiking with Hike it Baby in May 2015 when I struggled to find a playgroup that we fit in. Within two months I became a BA for SLC but after all the driving back and forth from Provo I decided it was time to create HIB Utah County. The first 6 months was mostly just me and a friend but then they started joining us! Now we have an amazing group of regulars and we continue to get new faces all the time! I’m currently hosting twice weekly “Hike and Play Nature School”, my version or Forest Preschool but leans more towards unschooling, as it simply consists of Hiking and Free Play while parents try to stay as hands off as possible.

As my son ages out of HIB, I’m hoping to guide our branch back to it’s roots with getting Mamas and Babies out while offering hikes for families with school aged kids as well.

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