Wheeler Historic Farm in Murray, Utah is known for its farm animals and playground, but it also has a great nature trail with shade and a Little Cottonwood Creek. At the bottom of the post I’ll also include some pictures of the farm area.
Wheeler Farm Nature Loop
You can walk all around Wheeler Farm. A lot of it is paved and wheelchair accessible, but there are also dirt trails. It’s all fairly flat. Towards the south end of Wheeler Farm property there is a natural area.
The section above is directly east of the big playground and south of the largest pond. From there you can head along the trail further south.
Continuing on the trail it’s such a nice shady place that is great for toddlers as long as they can be safe by the water.
This little trail is a there and back, because of the water.
You can walk all around. There are many more semi-natural areas all around.
Wheeler Historic Farm
There is a historic home you can tour and especially if you have kids you will want to see the farm animals and let them sit on the tractors.
Stats: Distance – 0-1.8 miles round trip (variable depending on route)
Approximate hiking time – 15-120 minutes
Elevation gain – 0-50 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – paved, trail of dirt
Bathrooms – Yes
Seasons to hike – Year Round
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes
Other hikes near Wheeler Farm are Little Confluence Nature Trail, Woodstock Park, Miller Park and Bonneville Glen Loop, Dimple Dell Park Loop, Memory Grove, International Peace Gardens, Living Room Lookout, Ensign Peak, Thaynes Canyon / Desolation Loop, and Salt Lake Overlook.