November isn’t often thought of as a hiking month, but it’s a great time to hit the trails. There are warm days and cool days, but usually no snow, so the trails are clear and much less crowded. We have gathered some trails that are lower in the mountains and put together a list of hikes for you to try in November.
The weather in November can be a bit fickle, so make sure to dress accordingly. Today it’s 70 degrees and I’m wearing short sleeves and jeans. Saturday is going to be 34 and snowy, so I will have to dress a little differently before heading outside. Either way, hiking is a great way to enjoy Fall before Winter truly sets in. Here are our suggestions for hikes to try in the month of November.
This trail is an easy summit, and it’s great in the Fall. We love the views over Utah Valley. Only 1.0 mile roundtrip. The last part of the road to this trail is dirt, so if it’s bad weather, skip this one.
Adams Canyon is only 1.0 mile RT, too, and it ends at a fun waterfall. This trail starts right in Layton, so it’s a great hike in late Fall.
The Living Room trail is a steep climb, but the reward is worth the effort. Rocks set up like living room furniture and beautiful views of the Salt Lake Valley, make this trail a great one to do in November.
Lower Bell Canyon is beautiful in the Fall, and we love that this trail starts right by a stop light. The reservoir is gorgeous, and there are usually ducks to watch.
The Nature Trail in American Fork Canyon is a paved trail with two bridges. We love exploring this path and reading the information signs.
The Wardsworth Trail in Hobble Creek Canyon is an easy trail that follows the creek. We were blown away with how pretty this trail was and how flat it was, too.
The trail to Escalante Cross has some steep climbs, so it’s a great one to do in cooler weather. The views from the cross are great, and standing next to the cross is awesome.
The Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge is so neat to see in person, and the trail is fairly easy with some climbing sections. We love this trail in Spring, Summer, or Fall.
We only do the hike to the Y in the Fall because we want to avoid the heat. This trail is a switchback trail to the large white Y on the mountain, but it should be on everyone’s bucket list.
We enjoy the Battlecreek Falls trail because the waterfall is always flowing. The trail is wide and mostly easy to the waterfall.
Temple Quarry is a short, paved trail with a lot of history, too. This trail is a great first hike for toddlers.
Stewart Fall is a stunning waterfall and the hike is pretty, too. This trail is a little longer at 4.0 miles roundtrip, but this one is a good one for November.
There are a few more than 11 hikes to try in November, but we love that we can still head outdoors before the snow falls.