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Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge

Intermediate
 4.1 (9) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A hike out to the suspension bridge and back.


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2.0

Miles

3.3

KM

Out and Back

5,200' 1,585 m

High

4,785' 1,459 m

Low

434' 132 m

Up

434' 132 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly The bridge is a great treat for the whole family!

Overview

This route is a short hike to the Suspension Bridge spanning Bear Canyon. The terrain is good for all ages, including children, who will enjoy making their way across the bridge.

Description

The first half mile of the hike is mostly uphill as you climb switchbacks to get onto the Bonneville Shoreline Trail on the appropriately named Bonneville Shoreline Access Trail. You'll pass an intersection with the Aqueduct Trail on your way to the BST. The trail is mostly rock and sand so closed-toe shoes are recommended.

From there, hikers will continue on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Corner Canyon Connector (C3), which leads right to the bridge. There is little-to-no shade, so come prepared with hats and sunscreen and try to avoid the hottest times of the day.

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Joseph Edelman

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  4.1 from 9 votes

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Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge is fun to cross and a great reminder of how much effort goes into building and maintaining trails!
May 29, 2017 near Draper, UT
Hot hike today (100°F) but beautiful views.
Jul 20, 2020 near Draper, UT

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Aug 4, 2020
Broc Pendleton
Jun 1, 2020
David Tarr
Nice easy loop with moderate inclines, fun suspension bridge, and great views of the valley. Easily accessible with a small playground and bathrooms — 0h 30m
May 6, 2020
Jace Christian
great trail, the wife and I really enjoyed it. if you hike in the morning there is plenty of shade. 2.7mi — 0h 58m
Apr 19, 2020
Miranda Small
2h 00m
Apr 2, 2020
Brandon Dotinga
Sep 17, 2019
Kelsi Johnson
2.5mi — 1h 04m
May 25, 2019
B K
May 18, 2019
Anna Martinez