Dimple Dell Park is a large natural area in Sandy, Utah that offers miles of trails for walkers, runners, cyclists and horseback riders.
There are multiple starting points throughout the park and the length can be varied greatly depending on route. There is a higher and lower section, so if you head down, know that you will need to head back up. This time I parked at Granite Park for the west loop.
The hill to return is more gradual if you head counter clockwise, so begin by heading south.
Soon you arrive at the main trail throughout the park. They were installing new wood chips when I was there.
All along there are little side paths you can take to adjust your route. The main trail shifts to head west and then there is an intersection. I headed south again.
Soon you come to the top of the hill that heads back east. These pictures are of the same stretch, from the top and the bottom.
Here is the view looking southwest and a closeup of the Jordan River Temple you can see in the distance.
When you turn the corner at the bottom of the big hill, it just keeps going about the same distance downhill. The views of the mountains and surrounding areas are nice, although you definitely see the homes.
I saw lots of birds in this area.
Soon you see a little stream flowing to the east.
Soon you will need to head up the path to return to the higher level. This direction has the uphill a little more gradually.
At the top of the hill, just follow the path back west to the parking area. This photo is actually stopped to look behind me when I’m closer to the Granite Park parking lot.
Stats: Distance – 0-15 miles round trip (variable depending on route) – this specific route is 2.2 miles.
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 311 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – trail of wood chips, dirt and sand
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes