Last week I did the Taylor Canyon Hike in Ogden. Like my hike to Malan’s Basin a few days earlier, I parked at the top of 27th street which takes you right up Taylor Canyon. For this hike (which is rather short) I continued up the Canyon straight past the Malan’s Peak turnoff and along the north side of the creek. It’s probably only .25 of a mile up until the canyon splits into two and you reach a fork in the road. This is basically where the main trail ends, however there are somewhat undefined trails that continue further up either side of the canyon. For my journey I headed up the north fork which looped around into a dense meadow that was clearly not visited by hikers too often. The trail pretty much came to an end at this point so I just turned around and headed back down.
My Thoughts on the Taylor Canyon Hike
This is a good hike if you want something short and rather simple. It’s an ideal trail if you’re looking for a night hike in Ogden, or perhaps a place to go picnic.
Towards the top of Taylor Canyon I did notice a lot of campsites where people had made fire pits. While I’m not sure of the legality of doing this (I’m assuming it’s not legal), It would be a nice area to meet up with friends for an evening.
But if you are looking for a longer, more scenic, and somewhat challenging hike in Ogden, then I’d suggest turning off towards Malan’s Peak instead of going straight up Taylor Canyon. [Read more...]