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20 Stroller Friendly Trails in Utah

(Last Updated On: August 29, 2020)

We have tried a lot of hikes in Utah. We are constantly on the lookout for trails that ANYONE can do, even if you need to push a stroller or wheelchair. We understand that sometimes it’s hard to get out on the trail with young children, or those who need a wheelchair. So here is our list of 20 stroller friendly trails in Utah. Click the link to go to our full review, pictures, and directions:

Snowbird Barrier Free Trail

This trail has been renamed Observation Point Trail at Snowbird. It’s located directly behind the Snowbird Activity Center. After you maneuver your way through the building and up the elevator you will find yourselves walking along a beautiful flat trail for 1/2 mile to the end. We saw lots of wildlife and there are interpretive signs along the way.

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It is a very beautiful shady trail.

Temple Quarry Trail

This trail is very short (only 1/4 mile) with a few signs about the historical significance of quarrying rock for the LDS Salt Lake Temple. We love visiting this one in the fall.

Dripping Rock Trail

This is one of our favorite trails. As you follow the river you hear dripping water and will see it dripping out of overhanging ledges. We walked down to the riverbank for a closer look (which you can’t do with a stroller), but it is still a great view from the trail. This one is perfect for a hot day!

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American Fork Canyon Nature Trail

This trail is FREE even though it’s located in American Fork Canyon. It is part of the Timp Cave National Monument land, so tell them the hike you are doing to enter without paying. If you plan to use other parts of the canyon, you will need to pay the fee.

The river is beautiful.

Cascade Springs

This trail is also in American Fork Canyon, so you’ll have to pay the fee for this one. This trail has boardwalks, paved paths, and bridges, and you can walk next to some beautiful ponds and a waterfall. Cascade Springs is a bunch of loops so you can walk as short or long as you want.

We love reading the signs.

Bridal Veil Falls

Most people know about this beautiful waterfall in Provo Canyon. This is an easy stroll on a paved trail over to gorgeous Bridal Veil Falls.

That's our 6 year-old climbing on the rock.
That’s our 6 year-old climbing on the rock.

Silver Lake

We love this beautiful Alpine Lake. Silver Lake is located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon. There are boardwalks near the lake, but to circle the whole lake you have to push the stroller on dirt trails. We have done this, but it gets a little bumpy. You can still walk most of the lake on the boardwalks.

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The “U” Hike

Letter Hikes are fun for kids. They love seeing those letters on the mountains up close. The U for the University of Utah is located in a neighborhood and has a paved trail the entire way to this famous Utah letter.

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Devil’s Kitchen

This is a very short walk…maybe a block, but it’s a paved trail on the Nebo Loop. The drive on the Nebo Loop is gorgeous, so it makes this short trail worth it. Devil’s Kitchen looks like a piece of southern Utah right at the top of a mountain which is slightly surprising.

It's like a mini Bryce Canyon.
It’s like a mini Bryce Canyon.

Mill B South Interpretive Trail

This trail is a little steep, but you can push the stroller as long as you’re ready for a little calf workout. The great part is it’s only .3 miles to a fun waterfall and you walk along the beautiful river in Big Cottonwood Canyon the entire time.

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Payson Lakes

The trail around Payson Lakes is beautiful all year round. It’s very flat and about 1 mile around the lake. There are so many picturesque spots along the way, make sure to bring your camera. There is a fee for entering the Payson Lakes area, but there is also lots to do here such as fish, hike, swim, throw rocks, and picnic!

The trail is paved all the way around and is very flat!

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve

This preserve has a one mile loop on a boardwalk through a marshy preserve with lots of spots for seeing birds.

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Eccles Wildlife Center Nature Trail

This trail is paved, boardwalk, or flat dirt the entire way. We love exploring the outdoors here and have seen birds, turtles, frogs, and lots of bugs.

Farmington Creek Trail

The Farmington Creek Trail runs from the Lagoon Trail to Farmington Pond. It’s shady and beautiful.

Lagoon Trail

This trail walks behind Lagoon, so you can see the animals and watch people on the rides. We love the shade and the fun things to see on this trail.SaveSave

Nature Loop at Bear River Bird Refuge

We love walking the little Nature Loop at Bear River Bird Refuge. If you start inside the Visitor Center, it takes you around back to the parking lot. Or you can walk it out and back to lengthen it.

Poison Creek Trail

The Poison Creek Trail begins in downtown park city and walks past a park, a shoe tree, and through many murals. It’s a great walk.

Cedar Canyon Walking Trail

We discovered this fun walking trail in Cedar City. It walks to a beautiful man-made waterfall.

Scott M. Matheson Preserve

We always enjoy walking through a preserve because there are usually animals to see, and beautiful plants to enjoy. This one is in Moab, and is stroller-friendly.

Pa’Rus Trail in Zion

This is one of the trails in Zion that we didn’t hike, but everyone recommends it to us as a wheel-friendly, beautiful trail.

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  • Two more to add to your list that you might like, if you haven’t already tried them, are the Lagoon trail and the trail that begins at Farmington Pond and leads to the Lagoon trail. Both are beautiful and stroller/bike friendly. On the Lagoon trail, you walk along the back side of Lagoon and can see the water ride and the animals that you see when you ride the train.

  • This was definitely heaven sent. I have both a nfather in a stroller and my father in a wheelchair. We’re always looking for something the whole family can participate in. Thank you.