Waterfall, wildlife, Deuel Creek, rope swing, many campsites.
Depending on what you do, it could be up to 2 miles round trip.
1+ hours – depending on what you do.
Bring 1-2 liters of water depending on what you are doing. You will hike next to Deuel Creek for the majority of the hike.
Open year round
Sun exposure is minimal. Lots of trees and shade.
Very clear and easy to follow.
In designated spots only. I counted about 8 campsites many of which are small but there is one that could fit several 4-person tents.
Bring snacks as needed
Good hiking shoes, hat, sunglasses, jacket
Trailhead North: 40.917337°, -111.863836°
Trailhead South: 40.915700°, -111.861524°
Large Campsite: 40.916272°, -111.853430°
Waterfall and Waterslide: 40.916075°, -111.854140°
Rope Swing: 40.917302°, -111.844182°
This hike is fairly moderate in difficulty but it is very rewarding. There are many campsites, pools and even a rope swing to try!
The trail starts off right on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Centerville. The first half mile or so is not so interesting but once you reach the Large Campsite you will quickly see why this trail is so popular.
The North trail hugs the side of the mountain until you are well in Deuel Creek.
I spotted several Mule Deer that were watching me pass along the canyon trail.
Looking back towards Centerville. It really was a great day to be hiking.
Here is the large campsite. It can probably fit two 4-person tents. There is another campsite just around the corner from this perch. This campsite has a fire pit and several seats.
Here is a tent site which the scrub oak covers nicely. It is located in the same area as the Large Campsite.
Another view of the Large Campsite looking back towards Centerville. It only took me about 15 minutes to hike to the campsite from the North Trailhead.
Here is the other campsite which is right around the corner from the Large Campsite. It is a little overgrown but you could still place a 2-3 person tent here.
The trail continues from the Large Campsite back towards Deuel Creek.
Once you hit the creek there will be snake grass everywhere. It looks like a forest in some places with how thick it is. As you continue hiking up the canyon you will find multiple fire pits and campsites.
There are many pool areas where the water is 1-3 feet deep. I have found 8 inch fish in this creek so keep your eyes open.
Another campsite area with a fire pit.
There are tons of bridges that are in similar design to this.
Another campsite and fire pit area. I told you they were everywhere!
The rope swing area is about 1.5 miles from the North Trailhead. Just be careful if you play on this as you never know when the rope may break. That being said…it was a TON of fun swinging on this thing!! Enjoy!
In the same area as the rope swing there was a large pool area about 1-2 feet deep.
The trail went up and canyon still but I only followed it to the alcove which also had a fire pit in it. Then I turned back around to make the loop towards the waterfall. There are waterfalls higher up the trail but I have yet to go up farther so I am not sure on the distance.
Somebody put a pipe in the side of the hill and clear water is running out of it. I didn’t drink from this but it would be a great place to filter water from.
I found this giant mushroom in the bushes.
I followed the trail back down and started going on the South Trail.
Waterfall and waterslide. It was really neat to see even though it was autumn and there wasn’t too much water coming down as there might be in the spring.
I finally made the loop down to the South Trailhead. This was an incredible hike and it was easy to access and hike.
Head back towards your vehicle.
I first hiked up Deuel Creek on a whim and now it is one of my favorite places in Davis County. It was really neat to see tons of snake grass and shallow pools almost the entire way up the canyon. It was even fun to try the rope swing. This would be a great place for families to camp and hike!