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Jungle Trail

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The Jungle Trail in Corner Canyon is specially made with kids in mind. It has stumps to jump on, branch forts to sit in, tunnels to climb through, all made from trees.

To access the trail begin at the Carolina Hills Trailhead in a Draper neighborhood. The kids loved driving past all of the “castle houses” on the way there. This wide angle photo was taken from the parking lot looking at the trails. There is one heading up on the left, one heading down on the right and the one going straight between. Take the middle trail. Bikes are allowed on this trail too, so keep an eye out and be courteous.

You can see the leaves starting to change on the hillside and the path widens. At the first junction keep going basically straight, but it is the right option.

There will be a couple of paths that head off basically backwards from the right, but don’t take those. You will want to head straight for about 0.4 miles from the start of the trail. Along the sides of the path there is some poison ivy, but it is all clearly marked. Remember “Leaves of three, let it be.” Right after a holding pond on the right side of the trail is the Jungle Trail sign marker, “for the young and adventurous”!

Across from the path is the river.

Head along the jungle path for lots of kid-centered trail obstacles and forts.

The trail includes lots of fun!

The actual Jungle Trail is only 0.1 miles long, but it’s fully shades and full of fun. When you are done I recommend returning the way you came. Most of that Corner Canyon area is mountain biking trails, so it’s easy to end up with lots of fast moving mountain bikers if you aren’t careful. It also includes more elevation changes. If you do decided to make it a loop, head on the lower path. If you take the higher one you end up by the popular Rush mountain biking trail. Here is a map so you can see the options.

See the Carolina Hills Trailhead at the top left? You head up on the red Lower Corner Canyon Road until you join the purple Jungle Trail. When you finish you can return the way you came, or take the lower right option to take the Creekview Foot Path. When it joins the joint bike and hike path, head right to return to the Lower Canyon Road again. On this map, purple means only hikers, yellow only bikers, and red for both.

There were some fall leaves, wildflowers, and acorns we found along the trail.

There are also views of the valley.

Stats: Distance – 1.0 miles there and back or 1.3 mile loop
Approximate hiking time – 1-2 hours
Elevation gain – 45 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks,
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – April-October
Permits needed – None
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Other trails nearby are Ghost Falls, Draper Suspension Bridge, Hidden Meadows Loop, Lupine Trail, and Little Valley Instructional Trail.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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