Trail Information

Topographic Map

Elevation Profile

Hike Location Overview

Email this page to a friend


AllTrails Google Printer Friendly Weather MapQuest TopoZone Help

Adams Canyon

View this trail on the brand new


3.5 mile hike Beautiful 40 foot waterfall
Near:Kaysville, UT
Distance:3.5 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:1187 ft
Hike Time:2 hours
Trail Condition:OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: This is one on my Favorite hikes and is a very popular hiking trail in Davis County. This trail is popular due to its accessibility and the scenic beauty of the beautiful 40 foot waterfall at the end of the trail. In the first half mile you will climb over 500 feet. After you cross the shoreline trail you will drop some to the creek level then you will rise about 800 additional feet over the next .8 miles. The trail follows the North Fork of Holms creek through shady scrub oak and majestic white pine. The largest evergreen tree I have seen in Utah I found long this trail. You will cross the creek twice once on a sad old bridge that badly needs replacing and at the end by stepping on the rocks. The water fall at the end is spectacular, take some time to stand in the spray and cool off before heading back down the trail.
Trailhead: To find the trail head take hwy 89 north to Layton, turn right on East 1200 North road then immediately turn right on Eastside road. Near the end of eastside road you will see a dirt parking area. This is the trail head parking. (Lat:41.066275 Lon:-111.909903)
Trail Guides for Adams Canyon :
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Ogden Ranger District 507 25th Street, Suite 103, Ogden, Utah 84401; 801-625-511
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Matty Ross, who has posted  26 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Page 1 of 14   Submit your own review
Reviewed by MM on 8/21/2016
My new local favorite! First 1.5 miles is pretty easy to a little moderate. Mostly shaded and right along the river. Last .25 miles is moderate to difficult, with a steep climb up rocks. I personally enjoyed it and my 8 and 10 year old did great. Probably wouldnt recommend that last stretch for elderly though. We hike a lot and got done in just over 2 hours (not counting lunch break at the top). You will probably need to carry your dog down the switch backs, its sandy and hot, but the rest they will be just fine. These were the easiest switchbacks we have done so dont let that scare ya! Very fun will do again soon!

Reviewed by Sn on 7/8/2016
Was a good hike a lot of tuff spots. It is about 3.5 mile up and back. Take extra sock your feet will get wet. Was a beautiful waterfall!

Reviewed by Cassie on 10/4/2015
Loved loved loved! Beautiful trail in the fall. Pretty easy for the most part, just a few harder spots. It was well worth the climb! There are snakes on the trail so beware there, but it's not bad! Will be going back soon, guaranteed!

Reviewed by Harry on 6/22/2015
Met lot's of people today with kid's and dog's and it was a nice easy hike and it is very enjoyable. 6/20/15

Reviewed by Heather on 8/25/2014
The first part of this hike can be hot on a dogs feet (hot sand). If you are traveling in the heat of the day, leave your pooch at home. Otherwise, the hike is awesome. Remember, the fall is thru the creek and around a corner - don't get all the way there and turn around without seeing it!

Reviewed by TB on 10/3/2013
It was a great hike! Some say the trail was easy, others said that it wasn't marked well. It is a good idea to hike the trail yourself and then decide whether it is safe for your children. We did take the wrong fork once and ended up by the creek too soon and had to hike back up the hill to rejoin the trail.After you climb up the switchbacks in the sand and are on the mountain face, take the high road that has a large rock on the trail. Also, there is one spot that you have to climb along the rock face of the mountain. Somebody has secured a rope to help. You can climb above that to avoid if you don't feel safe scaling the rock mountain, but that route is also challenging. Stick to the paths that look most used and you won't get lost.

Reviewed by caryn on 2/26/2013
I love this hike. The only bad thing is that it is a bit too popular.

Reviewed by Shawny Boy on 7/19/2012
It's a nice little morning or late afternoon/evening hike. There are a few fun spots where you get to climb on rocks and traverse small rock faces. The fun of this hike is that it has a lot of variety, so you don't get bored or burned out. Beautiful to hike in the early summer when there is still just a little bit of snow left up there. Watch your step on the rock faces, however, they can be very slippery when wet and you might end up in the river. Also, it should be noted that this isn't a good hike for small dogs. Medium and large dogs should do fine on it, but definitely need to be leashed and picked up after as there are a lot of hikers on the trail.

Notice: Traveling in the backcountry can be hazardous. You are responsible for informing yourself about these hazards and taking necessary precautions. Information on this web site comes from volunteer reporters and may contain errors or omissions. A current guidebook and proper equipment are essential for safe enjoyment of the hikes posted on this site.
Keys: Utah Hiking, Utah Trails, Utah Hikes, Davis County Hiking, Davis County Trails, Davis County Hikes

About Us    Help    Contact Us
Site Map Of Available Hikes
Copyright © 2003-2010 AllTrails, Inc.
Member of the AllTrails Network.