Trail

Children's Forest at the Kiln

Leeds, UT
Length: 0.64 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 1    Average: 4/5]

Located just outside of the old mining town of Leeds, this trail can be found off of FR032 on the west side of the I-15.

The trail is a short, toddler friendly, well groomed path that goes from a parking lot to an old coal smelting kiln from the late 1800s.

This historic building looks like a rock beehive and is easy to reach with little legs, however, don’t expect to use a stroller because there are some up and downs and a bridge to cross. This is more of a hiking trail.

Bring a picnic and enjoy lunch under a shady tree.

To find the trail take the Oak Grove Road toward Yant Flats out of town. This will turn into FR032. At a Y, take the right and keep going along on FR032. Once you cross over Leeds Creek, look for the parking lot on the right.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 50 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby Yes
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Picnic Area, and Wildlife Viewing

Historic old building used for smelting coal in the late 1800s. There are signs throughout this trail to help children learn about foliage and cacti in the area.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Park near a portapotty in a roadside gravel lot. There is a big concrete sign marking the trail right there so it’s easy to find.

Trail Contributor

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Shanti Hodges is the Founder of Hike it Baby. Shanti started the organization in Portland, OR in 2013 so she could find friends to hike with. It quickly caught on locally and people started contacting her to help develop hike communities that were baby and toddler focused in other cities. To further support her mission to get families outside, Shanti wrote a book “Hike it Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers.” She is committed to getting local and national parks to be more aware of how they can better support families with babies and newly walking children. Shanti lives in Southern Utah with her husband and son. In her spare time she’s a hike guide and hosts women’s hike retreats

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Getting There

To get to this hike drive from Leeds toward the historic Silver mine area. From there drive past the neighborhood and you will hit a dirt road. There’s a Y in the road at 1.6 miles past the pavement. Take a right and travel toward Oaks Grove Campground. It will be on your right side another mile or so up the road. Easy to spot.