Getting there • The trailhead is across the street from Hogle Zoo, just east of This Is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City. There is parking at the trailhead and along Sunnyside Avenue.
Directions • This is a short, mostly shaded in-town hike perfect for Salt Lake City residents to squeeze in before or after work. Navigation is easy: Just bear right.
From the trailhead, take the east (right) branch and go uphill east, north, east and north again. You will see a little homemade bike ramp below. At 0.2 mile, bear right through the trail junction. At a half-mile, the trail will curve north and go between a water tank and a retaining pond. This is Wagner Spring. You'll see an ambiguous fork north of the pond. Take the left trail (the right just dead-ends after a few yards). You'll reach another intersection at 0.6 mile; bear right and continue uphill. Where the slope opens up to your left, look for clusters of cacti.