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The Tibble Fork Reservoir and Tibble Fork Loop is up American Fork Canyon. The loop is a 3.8 mile loop that is good for all skill levels, making it family-friendly! Dogs are also able to take the trail so make sure you bring you furry companion.

The reservoir is great for picnics, fishing, canoeing, and relaxing. While we were there, people were playing on the “beach,” on the water in a canoe, and we took up dinner and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings.

If you decide to take the trail for the hike, it is recommended to start at the #40 to the #173 and end on the #41. If you start this way, the steep part will be at the very beginning and easier for kids. To access it, make sure to walk across the dam and begin the trail there.

Mud Springs #173 and Ridge Trail #157 connect to this trail so if you’re in for a really long hike, you can add on to the Tibble Fork Loop.

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West side of the reservoir. The beginning of the hike is just behind that steep trail that has been made on the mountain, seen just left of the tree in the photo.
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East side of the reservoir

Directions: Enter the American Fork Canyon. Beginning at the Information Station located on the American Fork side of SR-92, travel 4.7 miles to the Junction with SR-144. Turn left on SR-144, take it 2.4 miles, and park in the gravel areas along SR-144 just prior to reaching the Tibble Fork reservoir parking area. Walk up the dam access road to the trail head.

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