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Parrish Creek Trail

View from the saddle, looking over Centerville and Bountiful.

 

The trail starts north of the parking area and snakes up the ridgeline above the Parrish Creek ravine. Clumps of grass and sagebrush are scattered across the hillside. As the trail meanders near the ravine, shrub oaks give some relief from the sun. With the trail giving you a workout, stop in the oaks and enjoy the view into Parrish Creek. The trail leaves Parrish Creek and leads towards Centerville Canyon. Looking down the canyon, you see Centerville, Bountiful and great western views. As planes take off and land in the distance, make your way through the mountain mahogany trees scattered along the canyon. The trail goes around a small peak before entering the saddle, which is flat and filled with trees. Its a great place to view both Parrish Creek and Centerville Canyon together. You have just landed at your destination.

Getting there: From Interstate 15, take Centerville exit No. 319. At the exit, turn east on Parrish Lane and drive to the end of it. Turn left at the T. This small road takes you to the parking area and trailhead.

 

-- Photo, text and graphic by Steve Baker

Region: Northern Utah

Destination: Saddle views

Distance: 4.5 miles

Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Elevation Gain: 1,820 feet

Dog Allowed: Yes

Restrooms: No

Biking: Yes/steep

GPS Location: 40.9232782, -111.8654933

Difficulty: 3
 

 

First published 2006-05-04