• Activities:

    Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    8.3 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    3375 Feet

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Bowman Fork is an amazing Millcreek Canyon trail that is full of amazing wildflowers and beautiful scenery.

To get to the trailhead, drive up Millcreek Canyon about 4.5 miles until you reach the Terraces Picnic area. Turn here and drive up the small road until you reach the parking lot by the bathrooms. You'll see the Bowman Fork trailhead marker next to the parking lot.

The trail climbs steadily and is easy to follow. You can bring the dog along, just remember that if you are going all the way up to Gobblers Knob that dogs aren't allowed in Big Cottonwood Canyon because of Water Shed laws.

Don't forget to bring some money with you, Mill Creek Canyon charges a $3.00 fee on your way out of the canyon.  

Pack List

  • Trail Running/hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera phone 
  • $3.00 Canyon Fee
  • Prepare for the weather of the day:
    • Rain jacket
    • Wind breaker
    • Hat
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen 
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Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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Jackson Smith Explorer

Salt Lake City born and raised, frequenter of the Wasatch Mountains. backcountry skiing, trail running, mountain adventurer. Backcountry.com Gearhead. #ChaseYourGOAT

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