Trip Report: Day Hike- Killyon Canyon to Affleck Park

Day Hike- Killyon Canyon to Affleck Park
By Chris Venizelos
HIKE 05/15/2021 MOD

On a beautiful Spring Day, Saturday May 15, Eric Hughes, Melinda Fagan, Michi Bracken and myself headed up Emigration Canyon to the Killyon Canyon trailhead which is adjacent to the Pinecrest Subdivision. This is an area that the WMC helped preserve with several others. We hiked about a mi up and down the first side Canyon. Then we headed over to Affleck Park which is above Little Dell Reservoir on the road to East Canyon. The hillside was green with many wildflowers in bloom. We passed by several streams. Just below the saddle is a watershed area and dogs are not allowed. Affleck Park has many campsites and some restrooms. This general area has access to many trails, including Lookout Peak, East Canyon, Mountain Dell Canyon, Big Mountain, Little Mountain. Overall we hiked about about 7 miles with about 1,000 ft elevation gain.