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The Best Hiking in Cottonwood Heights

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Top hiking spots in and near Cottonwood Heights

  • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow

    4.62 mi / 2326 ft gain
    Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Cottonwood Heights, Utah

    Ferguson Canyon View Point

    3.21 mi / 1473 ft gain
    Ferguson Canyon View Point is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail via Heughs Canyon Trail

    4.99 mi / 1112 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail via Heughs Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Hike Heughs Canyon (Olympus Waterfall)

    4.5
    2 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Heughs Canyon starts right on the edge of Salt Lake City, but within minutes, you’re in a shady forest next to a gurgling stream. This is the prefect after-work hike that can be enjoyed year-round. Two miles round-trip and just over 1,000 feet, the path takes you to a beautiful waterfall that flo...
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Winter Hike to Mt. Olympus

    5.0
    7 mi / 4200 ft gain
    Approach: You can access the well traveled Mount Olympus Trail the same as you would any other season. Park in the trailhead lot or along Wasatch Blvd. The trail starts on the south side of the parking lot.Route Description: Even in the winter the Mount Olympus trail should be pretty straightforw...
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  • Holladay, Utah

    Mt. Olympus Trail

    4.7
    6.46 mi / 4124 ft gain
    The trail begins right on Wasatch Blvd. and after the first 0.5 miles you're into the Superior Wilderness. This is a very strenuous hike and you will be gaining elevation the whole way from the parking lot (4830 ft) to the summit (9026 ft). About .2 mile from the summit you will reach a saddle....
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Bell Canyon's Waterfall

    4.6
    4.64 mi / 1549 ft gain
    If you keep a steady pace, the hike takes about an hour each way, so allow time when trying to catch the sunset. The hike is pretty easy until right before you reach the falls, where there is a big, steep hill you have to climb. From the parking lot/trailhead, head up the path and head left when...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline via Granite Trailhead

    3.05 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline via Granite Trailhead is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Stairs Gulch

    4.2
    Drive up Big Cottonwood Canyon for around 2.8 miles, parking will be along the road and there will be a large rock waterfall on the right hand side of the road. The trailhead is just a short distance from that rock fall (40.623824, -111.743208)Stairs Gulch is an easy, short hike, unless you're lo...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Z Trail to Bonneville Shoreline Trail

    3.99 mi / 814 ft gain
    Z Trail to Bonneville Shoreline Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Cottonwood Heights, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Climb West Slabs of Mount Olympus

    5.0
    Park at the top of Thousand Oaks Drive, and make your way to the dirt path heading east. It will be a well maintained, well-covered single dirt track which takes you to the base of a really impressive couloir. Follow the trail until you reach the couloir / rocky gully. You will then see the West ...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Olympus Cove to Hughes Canyon

    4.49 mi / 978 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Olympus Cove to Hughes Canyon is a lightly trafficked point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir Overlook

    0.67 mi / 469 ft gain
    Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir Overlook is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Hike and Fish Upper Bell Canyon Reservoir

    4.3
    9 mi / 4182 ft gain
    This is one of my favorite spots in the state of Utah! It is completely secluded high up on the Wasatch front. You can hike here for a nice relaxing day, an overnight camping trip, or do a little fly fishing and hook some fun little brooke and cutthroat trout. The Bell Canyon trail is one of the ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Hike South Thunder Mountain via Bell Canyon

    13 mi / 6300 ft gain
    Starting at the Bell's Canyon trailhead, the trail follows a river for most of the way, passing two reservoirs and two waterfalls. This trail is intermediate, depending on your destination. The first and most commonly visited section of the trail is the first reservoir. An easy hike of less than ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Upper Bells Canyon Trail

    9.07 mi / 4272 ft gain
    Upper Bells Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Sandy, Utah.
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