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Corner Canyon Trail

Corner Canyon Trails
aka: Ghost Falls

Wasatch Mountains
Hiking & Mountain Biking

          Corner Canyon Regional Park contains miles of trails open to all non-motorized use. Hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are some of the most popular uses. The trails are all beginner and family friendly. Please take only pictures and leave only footprints.

General Information:
Click Here for Google Earth KMZ fileClick Here for Map          Numerous trail options are available. This area is extremely novice friendly. Routes can be configured to last a few hours or an entire day. Pack a snack and water for an enjoyable adventure. Most of the trails are multi-use. Please use caution and yield to uphill traffic.

          A GPS is not required when hiking this area. The USGS 7.5' Maps titled "Draper" and "Lehi" show the area described. There is nothing difficult about any of these trails. Most of the trails are signed. Navigation for the trail system is easy. All waypoints and maps use the WGS84 datum.

         Dogs, horses and domestic animals are allowed only on designated trails within the protected watershed. Animals must be on a leash at all times and you must collect and properly dispose of all waste.

Corner Canyon Trail Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          The Corner Canyon trail system has multiple trailheads. Below is information on several of the larger and more popular trailheads.

Andy Ballard Equestrian Park Trailhead:
          From I-15, Take the 146000 South Exit (Bluffdale Exit #288). Turn east on Highland Drive and follow the road for 3.3 miles to the Andy Ballard Equestrian Center and Trailhead (N40 30' 21", W111 50' 44"). The Andy Ballard Trailhead is signed, easy to locate, contains a picnic area, information kiosk, paved parking, equestrian park, BMX race track and restrooms. This trailhead is probably the most popular of all the trailheads. This is the preferred trailhead to begin any mountain bike ride from. It also allows easy access to numerous hiking opportunities.

Coyote Hollow Trailhead:
          From I-15, Take the 146000 South Exit (Bluffdale Exit #288). Turn east on Highland Drive and follow the road for 2.6 miles to Rambling Road. Turn south (right) onto Rambling Road and follow it for 0.8 miles to a traffic circle. At the traffic circle take the second exit (east exit) onto Sage Hollow Drive. Follow Sage Hollow Drive (which turns into Gray Fox Drive) for 0.6 miles to Coyote Hollow Court. Turn south (left) into Coyote Hollow Court and drive 100-yards to the Coyote Hollow Trailhead (N40 29' 39", W111 50' 20"). The Coyote Hollow Trailhead is signed, easy to locate, contains an information kiosk and paved parking for about six vehicles. This is probably the best trailhead to begin most hikes from but parking is limited and there are no restrooms. This trailhead is located in a residential neighborhood.

Canyon Road Trailheads:
         
From I-15, Take the 12300 South Exit (Draper Exit #291). Drive east on 12300 South for 1.9 miles to 1300 East. Turn south (right) on 1300 East and drive 0.2 miles to a traffic circle. Take Pioneer Road (12400 South) east for 1.1 miles to 2000 East, Turn south (right) on 2000 East and drive 0.2 miles to the Orson Smith Trailhead (N40 31' 18", W111 50' 02").

          The Orson Smith Trailhead is signed, easy to locate, contains a picnic area, information kiosk, and restrooms. On the south side of the Orson Smith Trailhead you will find a gate and the Corner Canyon Road. The gate is unlocked and open if the road is dry.

          Follow the Corner Canyon Road south for 1.6 miles to the Bonneville Shoreline Trailhead (N40 30' 22", W111 50' 06"), this is also known as the East Bench Trailhead. The Bonneville Shoreline Trailhead (BST) is signed, easy to locate, contains a picnic area, information kiosk and restrooms. Most passenger vehicles can drive to this trailhead. Beyond this trailhead a high clearance vehicle is advised. This trailhead is an excellent place to begin numerous hikes and mountain bike rides. At the BST you will find a second gate. The gate is unlocked and open if the road beyond is dry.

          From the Bonneville Shoreline Trailhead continue driving south on the Corner Canyon Road for 1.0 miles to the Ghost Falls/Jacobs Ladder Trailhead (N40 29' 39", W111 48' 59"). The Ghost Falls/Jacobs Ladder Trailhead is signed, easy to locate, contains a picnic area, information kiosk and restrooms. This trailhead is an excellent place to begin numerous hikes and mountain bike rides. In addition to hiking the Corner Canyon Trail system, this trailhead also provides access to the Storm Window Arch hike and Lone Peak. At the Ghost Falls/Jacobs Ladder Trailhead you will find a third gate. The gate is unlocked and open if the road beyond is dry.

          From the Ghost Falls/Jacobs Ladder Trailhead continue driving south on the Corner Canyon Road for 0.9 miles to the Peak View Trailhead (N40 29' 18", W111 49' 14"). The Peak View Trailhead is signed, easy to locate, contains a picnic area and information kiosk. There is a fourth gate at this trailhead that is never unlocked. It should be noted that this is pretty much the high point of the Corner Canyon Trail system, and just about everything is downhill from this trailhead. This trailhead is normally used by those with a shuttle vehicle looking for an all downhill route.

Corner Canyon Trail Corner Canyon Trail

Route Information:
          There are too many route combinations to try and describe. All of the trails are great and offer something special. Ghost Falls (N40 29' 45", W111 49' 18") is a popular destination for nearly all of the routes and is particularly popular with hikers. The falls normally flow year round, but in late summer the flow is light.

          My recommendation for first time hikers visiting the area is to begin at the Coyote Hollow Trailhead and hike to Ghost Falls. This is a very enjoyable 3 mile round trip hike.

          My recommendation for first time mountain bikers is to begin at the Andy Ballard Trailhead and use Canyon Hollow Trail to reach the top of the incredible Rush Trail. The one-way Rush Trail is the centerpiece of the trail system for most mountain bike riders. Clarks Trail, Ann's Trail and Ghost Falls Trail are all excellent routes for mountain bikers to reach the start of Rush Trail.

Ghost Falls in Corner Canyon Corner Canyon Trail

Video:
          Here is a short video that will give you some idea of what the trail system in Corner Canyon is like.

 

 


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