Thursday Easy Hike, Deaf Smith Canyon, North Fork

This trail is known as the "bear cave" trail to locals.  We will meet at the 3500 E Park and Ride and carpool to the correct trailhead which is just north of where the last hike began.  Because of right of way issues, you have to hike to the hike for about 1/4 mile along a dirt path.  This is very shaded and beautiful once you get into the canyon.

This goes as far as 4.2 miles RT and Elevation gain of 1,120 feet.  The main difficulty is river crossings, so it would be wise to bring wool socks and/or an extra pair of socks and/or water shoes.  Hopefully lower water will make this a little easier this time as well as logs which provide a path over the river.

CHANGE-Dogs are NOT ok in this canyon, sorry it is a watershed.

Canyon inn down the street afterwards. 





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  • Rhonda H.

    Nice hike. What a beautiful hidden gem. Thanks for hosting it Roger.

    June 19

  • Bryant S.

    Upstairs @ porcupine

    June 19

  • Kate R.

    Looks like we've got a bit of a virus running through our house today, so Jake and I aren't going to make it to this hike. Have fun!

    June 19

  • Travis B.

    Is this the hike that starts at the Cabin at Brighton? My wife and I are considering coming and live in Park City. I'm trying to figure out if the highway or guardsman is faster.

    June 18

    • Roger

      This is not that hike.

      June 19

  • Earthling

    Liz makes a good point about dogs in the watershed.

    June 18

  • Tracy W

    This is for sure a dog friendly hike? I thought dogs weren't allowed at all in big and little cottonwood canyons.

    June 18

    • Liz

      I think this is between those two canyons? But I Googled "Are dogs allowed in Deaf Smith Canyon" & found it on a list of watershed areas - no dogs allowed.

      June 18

  • Liz

    Is this a canyon off of Millcreek? Is this a dog friendly hike? Mellow 11yo Golden, good hiker.

    June 16

    • Bryant S.

      Hike is well south of Millcreek Canyon, between Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons

      1 · June 17

  • Roger

    So the address for the trail head is 3699 Golden Oak Dr
    Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121, it is a dead end street.

    You go south about 1/4 mile then on a paved road for about 100 feet then to the trail that you might be familiar with that starts at 3889 Golden Hills Canyon Rd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

    June 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had an injury on a hike this weekend so if my knee is feeling better, I hope to make it!

    June 15

  • Jennifer S.

    Closer to big or little cottonwood is what I meant

    June 13

  • Jennifer S.

    Which canyon is this in?

    1 · June 13

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