Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maple Canyon Hike

Maple Canyon is a beautiful little canyon located in Mapleton, Utah. The trailhead begins above Whiting campground.

From I-15, take Springville exit 260. Head east 2 miles to the intersection of Main Street and 400 South. Turn right on Main Street, staying in the right lane toward Highway 89/Price. Continue 2.3 miles to Maple Street. Turn left on Maple Street/State Highway 147 for .9 miles to Main Street in Mapleton. Turn left on Main Street, then right on 400 North. Drive east on 400 North for 2.7 miles to the campground. Continue on the road as it winds through the campground to the parking lot. The trailhead is at the far end of the parking lot and is marked with a sign.

This trail allow dogs and horses. It is quite shady so it works well on a hot day. Stay on the main trail. There is no destination here, but kids love it and there are many places to stop and have your lunch on a log or in a small clearing. You can go as far as you want to before turning around.

This trail is open to horses, motorcycles and mountain bikes. We trail run this trail sometimes.

This is the trail marker to go to Spanish Fork Peak. It is found across the river on the right side of the trail. It is 5 miles to hike up to the peak. We stayed on the main trail for today and will do the peak another day.


Happy Hiking!