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Knight Rider Trail

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Update 2023: This trail is under construction as part of the Dry Creek Reservoir project.

The Knight Rider trail is part of a trail system near the new Dry Creek Reservoir in Highland, Utah. There are several mountain biking or hiking trails.

I used to love watching Knight Rider as a child, but when we first started this trail I was pretty underwhelmed. It just looked like a patch of sagebrush and dead grass with houses around the perimeter. The beautiful mountains were in the background. You can see off to the right where they are building the Dry Creek Reservoir. These photos show the view looking left and then right.

After we got down the hill and headed to towards the trees on the left (west) side of the field, it got much more beautiful. Here is a patch of sunflowers near the trees.

At the edge of the trees there is a little fort in the trees.

There are little signs to show you which trail you are on.

There is a stream that lines the Knight Rider trail, so there is much more foliage to provide beauty and shade.

The shady part was very pleasant, even on a hot afternoon. If I were to do this again, I would probably bring a mountain bike, but it’s still a fun little excursion, especially if you live nearby.

Stats: 1.0 mile roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 20-60 minutes
Elevation gain – 95 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks.
Bathrooms – No
Seasons to hike – Year round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Other nearby trails are Highland Glen Nature Trail, Jordan River Parkway Trail, and Canyon Nature 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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