Hiking Utah is great.
There are so many beautiful trails and views that are all literally in our backyard.
But what if you’re looking for a more accessible way to experience Utah’s outdoors?
Utah has plenty of stroller and toddler friendly hikes, as well as paved and ADA-accessible nature trails, but nobody has put together a list.
So we set out to find the best accessible trails for those with limited mobility, and put them in a list here.
Get outside and explore Utah!
Silver Lake Trail
Silver Lake is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon in the heart of the Wasatch Mountains.
The trail is an out and back trail and is just over four miles long, but the boardwalk section takes about 30 minutes to get around the lake.
In the winter, this trail is the Solitude Nordic Center and is ideal for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
Bridal Veil Falls
Fifteen minutes from the heart of Provo lies Bridal Veil Falls.
A paved trail takes you to the bottom of the falls and can be taken up the canyon in either direction.
Provo River Parkway
The Provo River Parkway trail runs all the way from Utah Lake to Vivian Park in Provo Canyon, and is lined with trees and beautiful views of Mt. Timpanogos.
Ogden River Parkway
Explore nature along Ogden’s beautiful parkway.
Starting near the mouth of Ogden Canyon, the Ogden River Parkway weaves through gardens, pools and fields for over 28 miles.
This interconnected trail series is paved and accessible from numerous locations throughout Ogden.
One of the most popular hikes in the Salt Lake area, and for good reason.
A 3.5 mile roundtrip hike to Donut Falls leads to one of the most unique and beautiful waterfalls in the region.
This hike is popular year-round for outdoor enthusiasts, both novice and experienced.
The trailhead is found about 9 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon.
The Pipeline Trail follows most of the length of Millcreek Canyon, just outside Salt Lake City.
Over six miles of well-maintained trail gives hikers amazing views of the canyon and the city.
This trail can be hiked as a round trip path or it leads to other popular hikes in Millcreek Canyon.
A more intermediate hike for the adventurous souls, the Grandeur Peak hike is 5.5 miles roundtrip and provides amazing views of the city and mountains.
The path is well-maintained and isn’t too technical or steep.
The hike begins at the Church Fork Trailhead up Millcreek Canyon.
A four-mile trail just outside Sundance leads you to Stewart Falls.
This moderate trail passes through Aspen groves and leads to an impressive waterfall in the heart of the forest.
The trees provide refreshing shade in the heat of the summer and impressive views in the autumn.