Most of the trail is flat, except at two of the entrance spots that have a short little up-hill climb. Having the route paved makes it very easy to follow and easy on the knees.
During the midmorning, the trail is quiet and calm except for the occasional jet that flies over from Hill Air Force Base. Benches dot the path every so often, usually under shady trees, for a cool down or for a moment to take in the view.
According to the Layton City Web site the Kays Creek Parkway is two miles of paved path. There are four places to access the Parkway. One of the simplest ways is take Antelope Drive East from the freeway for a few miles then turn left on 1450 East. Keep your eyes open for the trailhead sign on the right side of the road.
There isn't a parking lot at this access point, so be respectful of the neighbors if you decide to park in this area.
A map of the other locations can be found on the Layton City site by clicking on the "Play" link on the home page, then click, "City Trails," and finally "Kays Creek Parkway."
This trail was easy to find, fun to hike and a peaceful walk through the neighborhoods of Layton.
The pavement of the path is smooth and even, great for bikers or for pushing toddlers in a stroller.
If getting to the mountains for a hike is tough to do, just take advantage of some of these paved paths provided by the city.
Enjoy the great outdoors, and happy trails.