3.5-mile hike and a beautiful 40-foot waterfall

Near: Kaysville, UT

Distance: 3.5 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 1187 ft

Hike Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots

Hike Type: Out and Back

This is one on my Favorite hikes and is a very popular hiking trail in Davis County. This trail is popular due to its accessibility and the scenic beauty of the beautiful 40-foot waterfall at the end of the trail. In the first half mile, you will climb over 500 feet. After you cross the shoreline trail you will drop some to the creek level then you will rise about 800 additional feet over the next .8 miles.

The trail follows the North Fork of Holms creek through shady scrub oak and majestic white pine. The largest evergreen tree I have seen in Utah I found along this trail. You will cross the creek twice once on a sad old bridge that badly needs replacing and at the end by stepping on the rocks. The waterfall at the end is spectacular, take some time to stand in the spray and cool off before heading back down the trail.

To find the trailhead take highway 89 north to Layton, turn right on East 1200 North road then immediately turn right on Eastside road. Near the end of eastside road, you will see a dirt parking area. This is the trailhead parking. (Lat:41.066275 Lon:-111.909903)