Tuesday, March 11, 2014

{Trekkin' Tuesday's} Hughes Canyon

Hughes Canyon is so close to where I live, I can't believe I haven't explored it until now. Located off of Wasatch Blvd (above the Old Mill Golf Club), turn east onto Canyon Cove Drive and follow the road until you see the street sign for Hughes Canyon Circle (about a mile or so). You can't park in Hughes Canyon Circle due to residential properties, so park on the street below on Canyon Cove Drive and walk up to Hughes Canyon Circle where the trail head begins. Be aware that there are no trail head signs but the trail itself is obvious. I'm not sure the reasoning for not having any trail information what so ever because the trail is in great shape. I suspect it might have something to do with the residents that live right there. 

Signs of spring...

The trail itself is well maintained and would be a good running trail. 

Looking down Hughes Canyon into the SLC valley.

Heinz perched in the opening of a old mine.

This Hughes Canyon trail is great because you feel like you are getting away from the city after just a few minutes of hiking. It is not widely used like some of the more popular Cottonwood Canyon trails, so it is nice having a bit more seclusion. 
The Hughes Canyon trail [to the waterfall] is a great pre-season hike. At 4 miles round trip, I would rate this trail as easy and a great warm-up hike if you have been hibernating all winter long. 

Until next time,
Happy Trekkin'.