If you are like me, you know how important it is to get your kids outside when the weather starts getting warmer.
If you are ready to get your kids active and out of the house, here are the top summer hiking trails for kids of all ages!
With birds chirping, a little pond, and only 1.5 miles roundtrip, Birdsong Trail is a great trail to start your kids on. It's short and easy but has some great views.
If you are looking for a stroller-friendly trail, Lagoon Trail (2.6 miles round trip) is perfect for younger children. It’s located right behind Lagoon and the Lagoon Zoo. Sometimes you can spot animals along the trail!
Adams Canyon Waterfall
Many people have hiked the Adams Canyon Waterfall, but few actually know about the Adams Canyon Lower Falls which is kid friendly. The entire hike is only 1.5 miles, and the waterfall is totally worth it.
Look out over Salt Lake Valley when you hike Ensign Peak. It also has some great pioneer history that you can teach your kiddos along the way. The trail is .8 miles out and back but can be steep in sections. There is little shade, so go early or late in the evening.
Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir Loop
With a little bit of a rocky climb at the beginning, Bells Canyon isn’t too tricky of a trail. Once you get to the reservoir, you can take a break and skip rocks, watch the ducks, or have a picnic with the kiddos. The whole trail is just under 1.5 miles out and back.
Located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon at Brighton with a boardwalk and dirt trail, your kids will love running around spotting animals and breathing in the fresh air. Grab a bite to eat at Brighton for an extra special trip.
Located behind Red Butte Garden and the University of Utah, The Livingroom is a steep climb but short trail. 2.2 miles out and back will bring you to a fun hang-out area at the top. The trail can get very busy and hot, so I suggest going early!
Dripping Rock Trail
Another great trail that is completely paved is the Dripping Rock Trail. This trail is near the Spanish Fork Golf Course. It is only 1 mile around and it takes you to a unique waterfall where water seeps out of the ground and drips into the creek.
Stewart Falls is located at Sundance Mountain Resort and is a moderate out and back trail. Park at the Mt. Timpanogos trailhead and follow signs to the left.
If you're still on the search for the perfect hike, check out some of our other hiking related posts:
Salt Lake City's Top Trails in the Cottonwood Canyons
6 Spectacular Fall Hikes (hint, you don't have to wait for the fall to enjoy them!)
Top 10 Trail Runs in Utah
5 Hikes to Help Your Toddler Love Hiking
Utah's Best Wildflower Hikes and Walks
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