Dog friendly trails in Davis CountyMar 09, 2023 02:32PM ● By Alisha Copfer
The Mueller Park Trail is one of the most recommended hikes that are dog-friendly. Photo by Roger V. Tuttle
North Salt Lake
Foxboro Wetlands Trail
Located on Foxboro Drive in North Salt Lake, dogs are allowed while on a leash. This trail is a paved 1.5 mile loop that circles a natural wetland area in Foxboro. The trail connects to the Legacy Parkway Trail for a longer walk or hike.
Bonneville Shoreline Preserve
Located near Tunnel Springs Park in North Salt Lake, dogs are allowed off leash. This trail passes through a grassy open space on the bench between Davis and Salt Lake counties, and it offers views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding landscape. The North Salt Lake section offers a 0.75 relatively flat mile stretch. The trail begins in North Salt Lake and travels south toward Salt Lake City, utilizing a segment of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
Located at 1275 W. 1600 North, Woods Cross, dogs are allowed while on a leash. This path follows the shoreline of a small lake and features interpretive signage. The entire trail is paved except for a short section on the north side of the lake. This trail has a round trip distance of 1.3 miles.
Prospector Rail Trail
The trail begins at the Birnam Woods Trailhead at the end of 830 West, north of Porter Lane; dogs are allowed while on a leash. With a round trip distance of 3.2 miles, this trail is mostly level the entire way.
As an extremely popular hiking spot, this trail is located at about 2077 Mueller Park Rd. near Bountiful; dogs allowed while on a leash. The trail is about four miles long and can take up to two hours to complete. This is a very popular area for birding, hiking and running.
Explore this approximately six mile trail located at about 799 Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Bountiful; dogs allowed off leash in some areas. This is a longer hike that has been known to take nearly four hours to complete. It is a popular area for camping, hiking and horseback riding.
Ford Canyon Trail
Located at 1575 N. Ford Canyon Crossing, Centerville; dogs allowed while on a leash. At up to 0.8 miles round trip with little elevation gain, this hike offers towering trees and running water. Rick’s Creek is one of the hike’s highlights.
Deuel Creek South
Located near Firebreak Road in the foothills of Centerville, dogs are allowed while on a leash.
This hike in Centerville Canyon features numerous small waterfalls and plenty of shade. Most of the trail is easy to follow; however, there are a few steep rocky sections. The round trip distance is about 1.4 miles with about 400 feet of gain in elevation. Hikers who want a longer hike can combine this with the Deuel Creek North trail to make a loop or continue up Centerville Canyon.
Legacy Parkway Trail
This trail’s start and end points run from Station Park to Center Street in Woods Cross; dogs are allowed while on a leash.
While people may start at the north end of this trail at Station Park and continue to the southernmost trailhead at Center Street in Woods Cross, this 14 mile long paved trail has multiple access points. Wetlands and farms line much of the trail, with great views of the Wasatch Mountains to the east.
The north trailhead is located on 200 West, Farmington, and the south trailhead is located just north of State Street on 400 West; dogs are allowed while on a leash.
This path follows Farmington Creek through a dense forest while skirting along the back of the Lagoon amusement park. In addition to the forest, the trail passes by part of the Lagoon Zoo, which offers views of elk, buffalo, many birds and other small animals. The round trip distance is 2.6 miles.
USU Botanical Center
Located near 50 W. Main Street, Kaysville, dogs are allowed while on a leash.
The USU Botanical Center has a network of walking trails throughout a wetland environment and a combined distance of roughly 1.5 miles. Most of the trails are wide, graded gravel paths. The botanical center also has several large ponds that have wildlife and are surrounded by tall grasses and gardens.
East Mountain Wilderness Park
This trailhead is located at 1588 E. 650 North, Kaysville; dogs are allowed while on a leash.
This hike goes through the foothills above Kaysville and is a 1.7 mile loop. It features a winding trail through a scrub oak forest with views of the Wasatch Mountains and the Kaysville area. A vast network of trails crisscross the park, but the main loop trail is marked with arrows on small signs.