Kays Creek Parkway

Kays Creek Parkway    by Carol Gwynn    ęCarol Gwynn

Description: Kays Creek Parkway is located in a finger canyon in East Layton. The parkway offers a delightful walk on a smooth, paved path (great for physically challenged birders) in a hidden suburban location. The habitat includes scrub oak slopes, a reservoir, brush and Russian Olives along Kays Creek, and mature and dead cottonwoods along the reservoir and creek. ~  Kristin Purdy

Directions: From US-89 in Layton, take exit 404 for SR-193, Hill AFB/Clearfield. Drive west approximately 1 mile and turn left (south) on 2000E. At the yield sign, turn left (east) on Deere View Drive. Drive two blocks and turn right (south) on 2125E. 2125E winds down into the Kays Creek drainage and dead ends at the trailhead. From I-15, take exit 334 for SR-193 Clearfield/Westpoint. Turn east and drive 4 miles. Turn right on 2000E and follow the directions above. ~  Kristin Purdy

Birds: Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Western Scrub-jay, Black-chinned Hummingbirds, Black-headed Grosbeak, Lazuli Bunting, Lesser Goldfinch, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow (winter) ~  Kristin Purdy

Other: Best route is to turn left (east) at the trailhead and then bear left up the hill when the trail forks. The trail winds above and around Hobbs Reservoir, which is fenced because it's part of the Layton
municipal water supply. The trail dead ends about 1/4 mile after you cross the bridge over Kays Creek to the east of Hobbs Reservoir. Your only choice is to return the same way you came, but it's a nice walk both ways. You could also bear right at the fork mentioned above and turn around when the trail ends at a subdivision. Your third choice is to turn right at the trail head and then return the same way back to the parking lot. ~  Kristin Purdy

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Nearby: Great Salt Lake Shoreland Pres., Kaysville Ponds Antelope Is. Causeway

Interpretive Sign    by Carol Gwynn    ęCarol Gwynn