Rainbow and Steward Birdsong Trails

Rainbow Trail    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012

(submitted by Kristin Purdy)

Description: Both trails are located in a riparian "bowl" between the Ogden River at the mouth of Ogden Canyon and the oak foothills of the bench area east of Ogden. The habitat includes small streams, a pond, thick willow, chokecherry, cottonwoods, and dense scrub oak.

Directions: Take I-15 to exit 344, 12th Street/SR-39. Turn east toward the mountains. Just before Ogden Canyon, turn right on Valley Drive and immediately left into the Rainbow Gardens Gift Shop parking lot. The trailheads that serve both trails is located in the far right (southwest) corner of the parking lot.

Birds: Yellow-breasted Chat, Gray Catbird, Virginia's Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Bullock's Oriole, California Quail, Chipping Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, hummingbirds

Other: You can walk a loop using both trails, a short section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST), and several blocks of the nearby residential neighborhood. Take the Rainbow Trail to the BST and leave
the trail system at the 22nd Street Trailhead. Wind north and west a couple blocks through neighborhoods to the intersection of 20th Street and Fillmore Ave, where you'll find the south trailhead for the Birdsong Trail. Take the Birdsong Trail back to Rainbow Gardens. Restrooms and a restaurant are available at Rainbow Gardens. 
Yield right-of-way to mountain bikers and horseback riders.

     eBird Data:  | Birdsong Trail |

Nearby:  Ogden River Parkway

Rainbow Trail Starts    by Staff Photographer    ŠJune 2012