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Wardsworth Trail

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Wardsworth Trail is a peaceful creekside path in Hobble Creek Canyon near Springville, Utah.


Hobble Creek Canyon is on the east bench of Springville. It splits into the Left Fork and Right Fork of Hobble Creek Canyon. The Wardsworth Trail is 9.9 miles up from the canyon entrance, on the Right Fork. There is a small parking area, so space to park along the shoulder, and then a few more spots just beyond the trailhead.

There are a few tipped trees you have to step over near the beginning of trail. in the creek there are some wood piles. I couldn’t tell if they were created by a beaver. When logs lose their outer bark, sometimes you can see such cool patterns!

This trail has interspersed sun and shady portions.

Shortly up the trail there are a few creek crossings. We didn’t need to get our feet wet, but you may.

The trail is mostly flat with a few short inclines. It would be nice for trail running because there aren’t too many rocks or roots in the trail.

There are some very scenic views.

We saw butterflies and squirrels.

This trail goes quite far. We turned around at a meadow about 1.25 miles up.

We saw some beautiful wildflowers in the meadow and along the Wardsworth Trail.

Stats: Distance – 1.0 – 6.3 miles (adjustable)
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 105-728 feet
Difficulty – Easy/Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – June – November (Hobble Creek Canyon winter gate closes mid-November – Memorial Day or later with heavy snow)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes


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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