The Jungle Trail

Draper, UT
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 4    Average: 3.8/5]

The Jungle Trail is a new trail to the Corner Canyon Trail System in Draper. It was designed for young kids and toddlers (it says so on the sign!) and is really fantastic; chocked full of tree forts, stumps to jump over, branches to duck beneath, and it even has a tire swing.

This is a great trail to hike to and just stay and play for a while. The area near the tire swing is wide and there is room for some play without blocking the trail.

The trailhead starts at the Carolina Hills Trailhead, which is where multiple trails start from. To get to the Jungle Trail, you hike along the trail that extends just to the right of the main sign, The Equestrian Center Trail, and continue for about 0.4 miles. The Jungle Trail will be clearly marked on your right after you pass a holding pond for the watershed. From there the whole trail is in the shade and it’s really a treat.

There are many stumps to jump on and the City of Draper built multiple tree forts with fallen branches. There are twisted trees and big branches across the trail, so expect to duck and climb over plenty.

The Jungle Trail itself is probably only a quarter of a mile long. Once you reach the designated end, marked by a post and lintel that you have to duck under, you can continue back toward the parking lot in a big loop (it’s about a mile total). It’s not clearly marked how to get back though, and we made a wrong turn at one point. So I would recommend making the trail an out-and-back adventure and go back the way you came.

Dogs are welcome on a leash only. There are mountain bike trails that start from the Carolina Hills Trailhead, but bicycles are not allowed on the Jungle Trail. There are many signs posted warning of Poison Ivy, please be cautious and stay on the trails. There is a creek that runs along part of the trail, but it is a watershed and there is fencing to prevent hikers from walking or playing in the water.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, and Tree Climbing

MADE for kids!
Tire swing
Tree-branch forts
Tree stumps to jump on
Lots of shade

Other Trails in Corner Canyon

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The trailhead is at the end of a street and cars are allowed to park along the side of that street. Be courteous of the folks who live there!

Trail Contributor

[Total: 4    Average: 3.8/5]

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 Head


Trail Map

Getting There

From I-15 take exit 289 toward UT-154 S/Bangerter Hwy. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Draper. Continue on Bangerter Hwy and turn left onto 13800 S. Turn right onto 1300 E and then an immediate left onto Highland Dr. Turn right onto Bechers Brook Way and at the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Aintree Ave. At the next traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Tuscalee Way and then a slight left onto Carolina Hill Ct E. The trailhead is at the end of Carolina Hill Ct.