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Wagner Spring Trail

Salt Lake City·Updated
2.7 mi
Elevation Gain
918 ft
Out & back
Leash laws

The Wagner Spring Trail is a relatively quick hike up the foothills that ends with beautiful views of Salt Lake Valley and Emigration Canyon. It features a small wooded section with a pond and spring, offering shade and water for you and your pups.

Established in 1865 at the mouth of Emigration Canyon, the Wagener Brewery used to be near here. At the time, it stood as Utah's largest brewery and one of the West's largest. Unfortunately, it burned down in a fire in 1914.

Getting there

A small dirt parking lot is next to the trailhead along E Sunnyside Avenue Canyon Road. When heading east, drive past Hogle Zoo and look for the trailhead on your left before entering Emigration Canyon. When the parking lot is full (common on the weekends), you can park along the north side of E Sunnyside Avenue just west of the trailhead.



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What you'll see

Wagner Spring Trailhead.
The trailhead. Take the trail to the right instead of the one that wraps uphill.
Heading up the Wagner Spring Trail with a view of buildings at the mouth of Emigration Canyon.
Great views shortly after starting the trail.
Wooded section along the Wagner Spring Trail with goldendoodle on the trail.
Chewie the Goldendoodle loving all the snow.
Wagner Spring pond near the spring.
The pond and spring that the trail is named after.
Wagner Spring drainage with snow on the trail.
Up the drainage.
Wagner Spring view of mountains.
Wonderful views of the Wasatch mountains as you get near the top.
Wagner Spring view into Emigration Canyon.
Close to the top of the viewpoint, you'll also see great views into Emigration Canyon.
View from the top of Wagner Spring Trail with the peak ahead.
Almost to the viewpoint.
View of the Salt Lake Valley from the Wagner Spring Trail viewpoint.
View from the top of Wagner Spring Trail with dog sitting in front of view of mountains.
View from the viewpoint. Chewie the Goldendoodle approves.