Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Fernwood Recreation Site - Layton, Utah

Bonneville Shoreline Trail - Layton, Utah
Peek At A Peak - Layton, Utah
While exploring around Layton, Utah, I stumbled upon the Fernwood Recreation Site. There isn't much here--parking for about 20 or so cars, a bathroom, and access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (which is a trail that's over 300 miles long that follows the shoreline of an ancient lake along the base of the Wasatch Mountains).

There are lots of oak and maple trees shading this area, and the trail is sometimes canopied by the branches. The trail crosses three small creeks in this area. There are glimpses of the valley--the views are spectacular! When I went there were lots of blossomed wildflowers.

The trail in this area is fairly easy and well marked. Kids shouldn't have any problems. Go north or south as far as you'd like, and turn back when you are ready. I didn't go very far either direction, hiking no more than two miles total. Be sure to bring water.

The Fernwood Recreation Site is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 89. Turn east at the Cherry Lane signal, then an immediate north turn onto Valley View Drive. Turn right onto Fernwood Drive and then another right onto Fernwood Park Road. There are signs that point the way, as well.
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Trees & View - Layton, Utah

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