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Parrish Creek Trail, Davis County
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You can see for miles across Davis County and beyond. STEVE BAKER/Davis Clipper
You can see for miles across Davis County and beyond. STEVE BAKER/Davis Clipper
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By Steve Baker
 

Clipper Staff Writer 

From the parking lot, you quickly arrive at the junction for the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Cross the trail and continue up. As you head towards the first overlook of Parrish Canyon, the trail switchbacks in tall grass with terrific views of Davis County behind you. Overlooking the canyon you hear the soothing sound of a small waterfall below. Take a moment to enjoy the view, as you catch your breath before continuing on. The trail follows the mountainside and makes a sharp turn away from Parrish Canyon at 1.5 miles. You enter scrub oaks and head southwest toward Centerville Canyon. The trail opens to valley views as you cross over to the next canyon. Overlooking Centerville Canyon, you have one switchback as the trail enters mountain mahogany trees for the ridgeline. The trail smooths out in the trees at 2.25 miles. For a great lunch view, hike the ridge to a rocky outcrop overlooking both canyons for lunch. If you feel like more, continue up the trail to Skyline Drive.

Difficulty: Moderate/steep

Elevation gain: 1,750 ft.

Round-trip miles: 4.5

Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours

Dogs allowed: Yes

Trailhead restrooms:No

Trailhead directions: 

From I-15, take the Parrish Lane exit in Centerville, head east. At 700 East, turn left at the “T”. The narrow road leads you to the trailhead.

Hike questions: sbaker@davisclipper.com

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