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Friday, April 15, 2016

Spring Hikes near SLC

I have the perfect post for you as you get ready to head into the weekend.  The past few weeks I have been doing a lot of research on "Spring Dog Friendly" hikes and really wasn't impressed with the google search results.  

It was a lot of work finding something close to downtown , that I hadn't already done, and that also allowed dogs.  I needed no to minimal snow, not too muddy, not too icey, the goldilocks of hiking trails if you will.  So I found some great hikes, did them all, and put together this great list for you.  With a few extras outside SLC if you are willing to travel.

Dog Friendly Spring hikes near SLC
Mount Van Cott ~ 3 miles 
Living Room ~ 4 miles 
Avenue Twin Peaks ~ 1-7 miles 
Red Butte Trails ~ 1-4 miles 

Other SLC ideas
Capitol to see the Cherry Blossoms - on-leash walking path around the capitol grounds
Tanner Park - off leash walking path to water for the dogs to swim
Memory Grove - off leash dog area and walk along City Creek

North of SLC (40 minutes)
Malan's Peak- Ogden ~ 5 miles 

South of SLC (45 min - 1 hour)
Fifth Water Hot Springs Spanish Fork ~5-13 miles 
Battle Creek Falls Pleasant Grove ~ 1.6 miles 


  1. All good, low elevation hikes! Love that the cherry trees are blooming everywhere. - Alicia @

    1. I know everything is so pretty and the mountains are green! Now I just need it to stop raining so I can go do something fun!


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