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Canyon Hollow Trail
Loops via Ghost Falls or Clarks Trail
Includes Brock's Point Trail

This trail is a new multi-user trail in Corner Canyon. The trail extends from the Silica Pit area to the Corner Canyon Road. The upper end is about 1/2 mile downhill from Clark's Trail, 1/2 mile uphill from the top of Ghost Falls. The trail itself is only 2.3 miles long, but the shortest loop ride would be 4.6 miles. 

View west as the trail pivots on top of the ridge. We're about 1/2 mile from the top. Original photos and trail review June 4, 2009 by Bruce. Updated 2013.

The trail is easier- intermediate in difficulty. There are some short areas of steep side-slope. From the trail's beginning just off the Coyote Hollow trailhead there's 800 vertical feet of climbing. From the Equestrian Center parking via the Corner Canyon Trail it's 1100. Top altitude is 5250 feet.

The new bottom of Canyon Hollow (over to Coyote Hollow) was cut in 2013. We're looking at the new trail cut from the old Silica Pit trail.

Canyon Hollow is great for either climbing or descending. When used as a climber, riders can descend Ghost Falls (connected via a short jaunt down the dirt Corner Canyon Road), Rush (connected via Brocks Point), Clark's, or Ann's plus Potato Hill plus BST. Or just turn around and do Canyon Hollow downhill.

Trail view in wooded area near the top.

To descend Canyon Hollow, most riders head up Clark's Trail, which is the shortest route to the top, connecting via Brocks Point (which bypasses the top 1/4 mile of Canyon Hollow). Others prefer to climb Ghost Falls and connect via the upper Corner Canyon road. Riders doing a big loop can reach Canyon Hollow from Ann's Trail, connecting through the Peak View trailhead via Brock's.

A rider heads uphill through maple forest in August 2013.

The most direct connection to Canyon Hollow is via the Coyote Hollow trailhead (behind the temple). At the first trail fork, keep straight and flat onto the new (2013) lower section of Canyon Hollow. You can connect via the Bonneville Shoreline either from the west via Mike Weir Trailhead or from the east from the Corner Canyon Road trailhead. Or you can pedal up the Corner Canyon Trail and catch the trail either by Coyote Hollow or by pedaling south further up the doubletrack to catch the connector.

The uphill connection of Canyon Hollow to Ghost Falls. From here, it's only a tiny detour to go see the falls and return to continue your climb.

Most riders will want to do the trail as a loop. The trail rides both ways. I've created loop options for a downhill with the climb via Clarks Trail from Coyote Hollow, and an uphill version from Corner Canyon with the downhill via Ghost Falls. There are a lot of other possibilities.

The trail forks on Canyon Hollow are well-marked with trail signs.

View to the east while climbing uphill.

The trail area is mostly forested in maple and Utah oak. It breaks out into views a couple of times. It's a fun ride. Strong riders should consider adding the trip to Jacobs Ladder. A singletrack just across from the top of Clark's takes you over to the doubletrack climb to the Jacobs Ladder downhill singletrack.

Typical trail view. The trail winds around and bobs up and down.

The trail system in the Corner Canyon area is complex, and it's changing. A riding guide and map are strongly recommended. But understand that new trail forks will appear, and old trails will be returned to nature as trailwork continues in the area.

Remember: if you get lost, downhill always takes you to civilization.

View northwest over the Salt Lake Valley.

Climbing loop, to Ghost Falls, from Corner Canyon:
0.0  From parking, west, down through tunnel
0.1  On exit from tunnel, L up, sidewalk, then R
       N40 30.322 W111 50.731
0.3  Keep L uphill N40 30.234 W111 50.636
0.5  Keep straight 
0.6  Keep R (L=to street) N40 30.098 W111 50.394
0.7  R on DT N40 30.041 W111 50.316
1.0  Stay on DT, veer L at DT fork
       N40 29.764 W111 50.118
       Find optional ST along R side of DT
1.1  If on DT, pass Ghost Falls ST N40 29.767 W111 50.023
1.3  ST rejoins DT, continue uphill N40 29.750 W111 49.890
1.4  Follow ST L around gate
       Fork R on Canyon Hollow N40 29.774 W111 49.809
1.7  Rejoin Pipeline, keep R as Ghost Falls forks L
       N40 29.758 W111 49.646
1.8  Fork L (off Pipeline) N40 29.752 W111 49.615
       Fork R  N40 29.752 W111 49.615 (L=to Ghost Falls)
       Keep R next two forks
2.0  Keep R on Canyon Hollow N40 29.736 W111 49.416
2.9  Brocks Point trail comes in on right, keep straight
3.1  Top of Canyon Hollow, L on DT
       N40 29.525 W111 48.866
3.4  Pass Jacobs Ladder trail, stay on DT
3.5  L onto ST, Upper Ghost Falls
       N40 29.666 W111 49.037
4.2  R to Ghost Falls (Ghost Falls North)
       N40 29.740 W111 49.304
4.5  Fork R (start retrace Ghost Falls trail)
       N40 29.766 W111 49.621
5.2  Back at DT, continue downhill
5.4  Veer L uphill on ST (Creekview)
       N40 29.862 W111 50.196
6.1  Cross bridge, fork L
       N40 30.149 W111 50.500
6.4  Back at tunnel
6.5  Parking
Downhill loop, via Clarks Trail, from Coyote Hollow
0.0  Enter trail downhill, immediate R uphill
       N40 29.617 W111 50.311
0.1  Fork L and cross bridge
       N40 29.561 W111 50.234
1.6  Top of Clarks, fork L on DT
       or follow Brocks Trail east from fenced TH
       N40 29.308 W111 49.204
       (Option: add Jacobs Ladder, up along pipeline)
2.1  L on ST (start Canyon Hollow)
       N40 29.525 W111 48.866
       (if riding from Brocks, take hard L on Canyon Hollow)
3.2  Keep L at all Ghost Falls connectors
       N40 29.736 W111 49.416
3.4  Stay R  N40 29.726 W111 49.535
       L = to Rush one-way trail
3.6  Stay L on Canyon Hollow
       N40 29.766 W111 49.621
3.8  Keep straight (L = down to DT)
       N40 29.755 W111 49.792
4.0  Keep straight (cross Rush)
       N40 29.713 W111 49.925
4.4  Keep L N40 29.632 W111 50.286
       Go 50 feet, keep straight (L = back up Clarks)
4.5  back at trailhead

Getting there, Coyote Hollow trailhead: Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains. Climb the hill as above, but turn right at the light on Traverse Mountain Road. After one mile, turn into Mike Weir Drive on your left. Pass the Mike Weir trailhead 1/2 mile later and continue another half mile until the road veers left downhill. Take the next right turn, turn right again, then left. You should now be on Gray Fox Drive. Take the next right into Coyote Hollow Court. The parking is on the right at the end of the pavement. The Canyon Hollow trail starts about 50 feet from the pavement.
Lower Corner Canyon Trailhead: Take the Bluffdale exit from I-15 and turn east towards the mountains. Continue on Highland Drive until you reach the ballpark parking lot. Directly across the street from the parking, the Lower Corner Canyon trail heads uphill (GPS N 40 30.351' W 111 50.721'). To reach the trailhead from the north (Sandy area), take 13th East southward until it ends at the stop sign just past the underpass. Turn left and drive 1/4 mile.
Riding resources for this trail:
Single page riding guide via: 
      Ghost Falls (climb Canyon Hollow)    Clarks (descend Canyon Hollow)
GPS track files (right-click and "Save as..."):
      Canyon Hollow only     Corner Canyon area multi-trail file
Wider-area topo of trail system (1200 KB), includes Jacobs Ladder:  View
Corner Canyon area trail overview page
Lodging, camping, shops:    Links to southern SLC resources

Copyright 2009
Updated 6/2010
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