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Dog-Friendly Hiking Trails in Utah

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Are you looking for trails that will allow dogs? This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, but some recommendations. For even more options click here.

Dogs aren’t allowed in Big or Little Cottonwood Canyons because they are watersheds They also aren’t allowed on most trails within National Parks. Nearly every other canyon and area allows dogs, although usually on a leash. Here is a list of several options, divided by location:

Salt Lake County

Wild Rose Trail 2.0 easy miles
Wild Rose Loop 3.4 moderate miles
Meridian Peak 2.7 moderate miles
City Creek Canyon 2 easy miles
Avenues Twin Peaks 3.6 moderate miles
Living Room Lookout 2.3 moderate miles
Rattlesnake Gulch 3.8 moderate miles
Thaynes Canyon/Desolation Loop 1.6 moderate miles
Salt Lake Overlook 5.2 moderate miles
Neff’s Canyon Loop 0-1.2 easy miles
Jordan River Parkway 0-45 accessible miles
Little Confluence Nature Trail 0-3 easy miles
Dimple Dell Park Loop 0-15 easy miles
Alien Tower 2.5 moderate miles
Telegraph Trail 0.9 moderate miles
Draper Suspension Bridge 2.3 easy miles
Hidden Valley Trail 1.8 easy miles
Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge 3.3 moderate miles
Blackridge, Sidewinder and Diamondback Loop 3.6 easy miles

Wasatch County

Lackawaxen Lake 4.6 moderate miles

Davis County

Mueller Park 3.3 moderate miles
Farmington Creek Waterfall and Car Graveyard 3.3 moderate miles
Adam’s Canyon Lower Falls 1.4 moderate miles
Adam’s Canyon Waterfalls – 3.8 moderate miles
Elephant Rock (Big Rock) 6.8 moderate miles
Parrish Creek Pictographs and Waterfalls 1.1 moderate miles

Weber County

Paper Airplane Trail 1.2 easy miles
Birdsong Trail 1.7 easy miles
Waterfall Canyon 2.4 moderate miles
Icebox Canyon Loop 3.4 easy miles
Wheeler Creek Trail 3.8 moderate miles
Skull Crack Trailhead 4.7 moderate miles
Giant Flag in North Ogden 5 moderate miles
Wheeler Creek, Icebox Canyon and Art Nord Loop 5.3 moderate miles

Cache County

Tony Grove 0.2-2.5 easy miles
Wind Cave 4.0 moderate miles

Utah County

Grotto Falls 0.6 easy miles
Buffalo Peak Trail 0.9 easy miles
Upper Quito Trail 2.0 easy miles
Battle Creek Falls 1.6 moderate miles
Jordan River Parkway Trail 0-45 accessible miles
Golden Eagle Peak 0.8-1.9 easy miles
Escalante Cross 1.7 easy miles
The “G” Hike 1.9 moderate miles
Timpanogos Falls 2.4 moderate miles
Island Meadow Trail 2.0-2.6 moderate miles
Rock Canyon Cave 2.8 moderate miles
Primrose Overlook Loop 3.1-4 moderate miles
Scout Falls 3.0 moderate miles
Julie Andrew’s Meadow 2.6-3.7 moderate miles
Big Springs Hollow Loop 2.0-3.9 moderate miles
Alpine Loop Road in Winter 0-3 easy miles
Turtle Hill 1.4 easy/moderate miles
Springdell Cascade 2.4 moderate miles
Stewart Falls 4.0 moderate miles
Provo River Parkway Trail 0-15 miles
Horsetail Falls Northside Loop 4.3 moderate miles
Horsetail Falls 4.0 moderate miles
Tibble Fork Loop/Tibble Fork Trail 3.5 – 4.6 moderate miles
Timpooneke Trail to Scout Falls and First Meadow 4.0 moderate miles
Pine Hollow Loop 4.5 moderate miles
Silver Lake, American Fork Canyon 4.7 moderate miles
Grove Creek/Indian Springs Trail 4.3 difficult miles
Rock Canyon Trail – 5.7 moderate miles
Murdock Canal Trail 0-17 easy miles

Uintah County

McConkie Ranch Petroglyphs 1.0 easy miles
Moonshine Arch 1.4 easy miles

Piute County

Bullion Falls 2.0 moderate miles

Washington County

Anasazi Valley Trail 1.2 easy miles
Red Reef Trail – 2.2 easy miles
Babylon Arch 2.6 moderate miles
Chuckwalla Trail 1.7 easy miles
St. George Paved Trail System 0-50 accessible miles

Emery County

Goblin Valley 0.2 easy miles
Little Wild Horse Canyon 0-5 easy/moderate miles

Garfield County

Pink Ledges in Red Canyon 0.7 easy miles

Grand County

Potash Road Petroglyphs 0.2 moderate miles

Kane County

Wire Pass to Buckskin Gulch 0-5 moderate miles
Horseshoe Bend 1.2 easy miles

Duchesne/Wasatch/Summit Counties (Uinta Mountains)

Mirror Lake Loop 1.5 easy miles
Ruth Lake 2.0 easy miles
Bonnie Lake 2-3 easy miles


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