Adams Falls Trail

So this weekend we went on our first “big” hike with our seven month old baby! We chose the Adams Waterfall trail, which is one of the most popular trails in Utah!

Overview: I love this hike because it has my three favorite things: a waterfall, lots of shade and moderately rugged terrain! I hate switchbacks and unfortunately, this hike has them right at the beginning! However, the switchbacks are totally worth it on the Adams Waterfall hike! (And I am saying that when we had to bring a baby up!)

This trail is pretty dang cool – I enjoyed getting to the waterfall as much as the waterfall itself! The trail is rugged, and somewhat steep in parts, but that’s what makes it so fun.

Round trip, this hike took us about two hours (including a break for lunch at the waterfall). We got there around 11am and there was still plenty of parking!


  • This hike is also dog friendly, so be aware of those “little surprises” along the trail.

Trail Details:

Length: 3.7 miles round trip

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Dog-Friendly: Yes.

Location: This trail is located near Layton, Utah. On Northbound I-89, take the first right after the stoplight at Oak Hills Drive and then immediately turn right onto N Eastside Drive. Cars will most likely be parked along the road. A little more than a quarter mile down the road, you will find the dirt parking area directly next to the trailhead.

Trailhead Coordinates: (N) 41.066442, (W) -111.909892

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