June to October
USGS Sugarhouse Topo (1:24,000); USGS Salt Lake City Topo (1:100,000)
Easy switchbacks bring you to the Salt Lake Overlook at the crest of a ridge and its good views up and down the canyon. From the overlook, the trail climbs to a junction with Thayne Canyon Trail and continues to near Thayne''s Peak. Thayne''s Peak can be scrambled to and offers a good panorama. The trail continues past Thayne''s Peak another 2.3 miles to Porter Fork Trail. The trailhead is at the South Box Elder Picnic Area, 3.2 miles up canyon.