Canyon Creek end of road, Bountiful, UT
Description: Popular local trail that is wide and well maintained. This shady trail is rimmed with currant, wild rose, choke cherry, and elderberry. You'll see plenty of blooming Mule's Ear, Wasatch penstemmon, and wild onion. The crest near Rudy's Flat is a good place to spot the Sego Lily, Utah's state flower.
Directions: On I-15, take the 2600 south Bountiful/Woods Cross exit. Go east towards the mountains. The road will turn north and be renamed Orchard Drive. While heading north, turn right (east) on 1800 south. Just as you reach the bottom of a steep hill, turn right at the intersection. (This is about 0.6 miles before the Mueller Park trailhead. If you arrive there, backtrack.) After 1.7 miles, turn left on Canyon Creek and go uphill 0.7 miles to the end of the pavement. We will hike up the 4x4 road to the trail head.
Distance: 3.0 miles one way (in and out hike) to Rudy's Flat. Trail continues and eventually connects to Mueller park trail but we will not do the loop.
Elevation: 6,200 to 7,100 (900 foot ascent) What to bring: Trail is dog and kid friendly. Bring water, appropriate clothes, sunscreen and a fun loving attitude.