Layton, UT’s location is unbeatable with its proximity to the mountains and all of the hiking and activities they have to offer, the beauty of the Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island, to its easy access to the Southern Utah desert. We are lucky to have so many great hiking trails and trailheads within city limits, or just a short drive from the city. The One Group Utah put together this list of 10 Great Hiking Trails In & Around Layton, UT. Enjoy!
Adams Canyon Trail
Located between Layton, UT, and Kaysville, UT, the Adams Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail featuring great scenery and a beautiful waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate, accessible year-round, and dog-friendly.
Hobbs Canyon Trail
A 2.2 mile, moderately trafficked out and back trail, the Hobbs Canyon Trail is primarily used for hiking from April to November. Dogs are welcome and the trail features a peaceful river and offers lovely views of the area.
Fernwood Cabin Trail
A difficult, moderately trafficked 3.3 mile out and back trail near Layton, UT. Fernwood Cabin Trail is best accessible from April until October and is primarily used for hiking and running. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Thurston Peak via Adams Cabin Trail
Thurston Peak via Adams Cabin Trail is a difficult, lightly trafficked 8.9 mile hike near Layton, UT featuring beautiful wildflowers and unbeatable views. Primarily used for hiking, the trail is most accessible from March until October and dogs are welcome.
Francis Peak via Bair Canyon Trail
A 9.1 mile, heavily trafficked out and back trail located between Layton and Kaysville, UT, the Francis Peak via Bair Canyon Trail is rated as difficult and offers a variety of activity options. The trail is best used from April until September and dogs are also able to use the trail.
Lone Oak Loop
A short and sweet trail, Lone Oak Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop near Layton, UT. The trail is mostly used for hiking, running, bird watching, and nature trips. Lone Oak Loop is mostly accessible year-round and is rated as moderate.
Adam’s Cabin Trail
A moderately trafficked, 5.8 mile out and back trail near Layton, UT, the Adam’s Cabin Trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking from March until November. Dogs are welcome. Adam’s cabin is an old stone cabin located on national land and is available for public use. During hunting season, the cabin is a popular destination, with occasional use in the summer.
South Fork Kays Creek
Moderately difficult and lightly trafficked, the South Fork Kays Creek Trail is a 1.1 mile out and back trail near Layton, UT. Featuring a peaceful river, the trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching, and is best used from April until October. Leashed dogs are welcome.
Bonneville Shoreline Loop
The Bonneville Shoreline Loop is a 2.3 mile, lightly trafficked loop near Layton, UT. Primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips from April until November, the Bonneville Shoreline Loop welcomes leashed dogs.
Webb Canyon from Adam’s Canyon Trailhead
A 6.4 mile, moderately trafficked out and back trail near Layton, UT, Webb Canyon trail is primarily used for hiking, best accessed from April until October. The trail is rated as difficult and dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash. Webb Canyon trail features a flowing river with small waterfalls, making for perfect rest stops along the way.