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Adams Canyon T. H.
Trailhead

Adams Canyon T. H.

 

Page Type: Trailhead

Location: Utah, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 41.06626°N / 111.90997°W

Object Title: Adams Canyon T. H.

County: Davis

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

 

Page By: Outdoorpartner

Created/Edited: Sep 6, 2007 / Jun 8, 2017

Object ID: 333929

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Page Score: 70.12%  - 1 Votes 

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Adams Canyon Trail Head

The trailhead is located at Oak Hills Drive and Rte 89 in Layton.  However, access is on a side road (not from Rte 89).

On Rte 89 in Layton, UT turn east between mile markers 40 and 42. The actual trail head is directly east of two water towers. However, you can't turn off route 89 right there. You must proceed north until you see the first right hand turn (with no street name). The access road is "East Side Drive". Return south (turn immediately right) on this road to the obvious dirt trail parking area.

If you are heading south on 89, there is a concrete barrier.  So you have to make a legal U-turn at Oak Hills Drive (Route 109).  After making the U-turn, take the next right.

Access the Bonneville shoreline trail from this parking area.  The BST leads to the Adams Cabin and Adams Canyon trails in this immediate area.

Connections

Adams trail head is a very popular place and the parking lot is usually pretty full in the evenings. I've counted up to 70 vehicles in the parking lot and along the street. It's especially crowded on Monday Evenings (Local "Family" night) and Wednesday evenings (Local Boy Scout night).

The Adams Canyon Falls trail is most people's destination.  From the Adams Canyon trail head, take the switchbacks all the way up the hill.  Turn right at the top onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.  In about 1/4 mile, turn left at the trail junction.  Head straight into the canyon through the forest and follow the trail beside the creek.  [If you cross a wooden bridge on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail you've gone too far]. The waterfall is 1.3 miles from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Adams Trailhead hooks up with a number of other trails. After proceeding up the the switchbacks (about a 1/2 mile), you will intersect the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.  Look for faint trails going straight up the mountain at this junction.  This is an unofficial route to Adams cabin.  

After the switchbacks:  If you turn left at the junction (on Bonneville Shoreline Trail), the Kayscreek/Fernwood trailhead is about 2 miles north.  If you turn right at the junction and continue on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, it will lead to the Kaysville Wilderness Park parking area.

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Fleshj27Adams Trailhead Connections

Fleshj27

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Adams Trailhead is a popular place and is usually pretty full in the evenings. I've counted up to 70 vehicles in the parking lot. It's especially crowded on Monday Evenings (Local "Family" night) and Wednesday evenings (Local Boy Scout night).



Adams Trailhead hooks up with a number of trails. After proceeding up the the switchbacks (about a 1/2 mile), if you go left you'll be on Bonneville Shoreline Trail and will reach Kayscreek/Fernwood in about 2 miles. Also at the top of the switchbacks, you'll can see a faint trail right up the side of the mountain that is an unoffical route to Layton Peak.



If you proceed into the canyon, in about a 1/4 mile there is another split in the trail. Across the bridge, to the right will take you to Kaysville Wilderness area (about 1.5 miles) on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.



If you continue straight into the canyon through the forest for 1.3 miles, you'll reach the waterfall and that is most people's destination.
Posted Sep 23, 2010 2:55 pm
DMDrKMajor corrections

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Adams canyon is located in Layton. The reference to hwy 89 in Kaysville is misleading. Hwy 89 runs through Farmington, Fruit Heights, Kaysville and Layton. The canyon trail head is in Layton, and can be seen at the top of Oak Hills Drive where it meets Hwy 89. The directions that the turn off is west of the water tower are incorrect too. The road is east and north of the water tower on the east side of hwy 89. Adams canyon gets its name from a prominent Layton family and in no way is located in Kaysville.
Posted Jun 8, 2017 2:28 pm
OutdoorpartnerRe: Major corrections

Outdoorpartner

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Thanks for the corrections. I re-wrote the trailhead info. Don't hesitate to contact if you have more info or if I've gotten something else wrong. Appreciate your time.
Posted Jun 8, 2017 11:10 pm

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