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18.7 - Davis Creek - 1st Waterfall Section


Length: 0.5 miles
Time: 45 minutes one way
Rating: Intermediate
Elevation Rise:
400 ft.
Use:
hike

Bonneville Shore Davis Section

Description: A delightful hiking trail up the south side of Davis Canyon leading to a refreshing waterfall. The trail is a beautiful, wooded path through a forest of Gambel oak.
Trailhead Location: The trailhead is 75 feet south of Davis Canyon on the mountain road reached by traveling east up 500 South off 200 East and bending south with the road. Look for a small draw after passing the first small canyon you come to. The trail starts in a small, wooded glen to the east of the road. There is plenty of parking available near the reservoir just north of Davis Canyon. As you near the area of the waterfall, you will come to a trail crossing that leads to the waterfall on your left. After visiting the waterfall, return to this point and cross the trail where it continues to the southeast as described in #18.4.
Constuction Status: The trail is in good shape all the way to the waterfall. The tread base is grass and leaves for a delightful soft- under-foot walk.
The Story of Indian Annie: There were hostilities between U.S. Troopers and the American Indians which led to a massacre of the Bannock Tribe during the summer of 1863. A four year old baby Indian girl was among the survivors. She was found by William A. Rose and traded in exchange for a riding pony. She grew to be a fine young lady and was nicknamed "Indian Annie". She fell in love with and married Jonathan F. Wilcox in 1883. Together they raised a family of four sons and four daughters. There are many amazing stories told by her descendants in Farmington about this wonderful lady.Just above the first waterfall on Davis Creek is a large rock structure named in honor of Indian Annie. The darker stone reminds one of a feathered headdress surrounding the lighter face. The face ages a lifetime in one day. In the direct sunlight of morning the face is that of the Indian maiden. By midday the lines on the face have deepened and by dusk the shadows are long and the face is that of the skeleton of Indian Annie resting in the soil of the mountains she loved.
Contact: : (with questions, tours, suggestions, service project ideas) Trail Chief Terry Welch at 451-0851 or e-mail at tew@pwlaw.comL-3com.com

Features:

  • Leads to a refreshing waterfall.
  • The trail features a blazing technique popular in New Hampshire to offer a non- obtrusive, natural looking path … just follow the yellow ribbons on the trees.