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The Best Backpacking in Ogden

Looking for the best backpacking in Ogden? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Ogden. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Ogden

  • Morgan, Utah

    Farmington Creek Trail: Upper Canyon Section

    3.21 mi / 1135 ft gain
    Farmington Creek Trail: Upper Canyon Section is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Farmington, Utah.
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  • Huntsville, Utah

    Hike the Skull Creek Trail of Causey Reservoir

    4.8 mi / 400 ft gain
    To get to the trailhead from Ogden, Utah, take 12th street east up canyon and around Pine View Reservoir. When you get to Huntsville, turn right and continue to head east up the canyon. IN 8 miles you will come to a sign for Causey Road. Turn right here and follow the road to the dam. Turn right ...
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  • Huntsville, Utah

    Baldy Ridge Trail

    19.42 mi / 3638 ft gain
    Baldy Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Huntsville, Utah.
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  • Centerville, Utah

    Centerville Peak Trail

    6 mi / 2195 ft gain
    Centerville Peak Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Centerville, Utah.
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  • Wellsville, Utah

    Box Elder Peak

    4.3
    7.57 mi / 3986 ft gain
    From the Rattlesnake Trailhead (about a mile northeast of the Sherwood Hills Resort on U.S. 89) to the peak is just under 4.5 miles. The hike is great exercise, as it's relatively steep. The steep angle provides for stunning views along the entire trail, making this one of the most picturesque hi...
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  • Bountiful, Utah

    Backpack to Rudy's Flat

    4.0
    7 mi
    Rudy's Flat is a great overnight hike with plenty of tent or hammock space and multiple established fire rings. This hike offers multiple options for distance depending on your availability and skill level.From the Mueller Park Canyon trailhead (5,234 ft), hikers will experience a gradual ascent ...
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  • Morgan, Utah

    Big Mountain Pass to Mueller Park

    18.56 mi / 3396 ft gain
    Big Mountain Pass to Mueller Park is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Morgan, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Desolation Lake Loop via Little Water Trail to Old Red Pine Road

    9.63 mi / 2395 ft gain
    Desolation Lake Loop via Little Water Trail to Old Red Pine Road is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Smithfield, Utah

    Dry Canyon Trail

    7.93 mi / 3432 ft gain
    Dry Canyon Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Smithfield, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Broads Fork Basin and Beaver Pond

    4.0
    5.1 mi / 2083 ft gain
    The Broads Fork trailhead starts in Big Cottonwood Canyon in the same parking lot as the Lake Blanche trailhead, this trailhead is on the west side of the parking lot. The trail is very easy to follow and is well marked. Follow the trail until you come to a great big basin. Here you will be able...
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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

    Lake Blanche & Sundial Peak

    5.0
    9.52 mi / 4098 ft gain
    This is a popular hike all year round, but less popular in the winter. If you’re backpacking you’ll most likely be alone. In winter, the lake is covered in snow, but Sundial Peak is one of the most picturesque mountains in the Wasatch. Especially when it is dusted with snow. You’ll also be far en...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Dog Lake via Butler Fork Trail

    5.22 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Dog Lake via Butler Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mounthaven, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Winter Backpack to Dog Lake and Backcountry Ski Reynolds Peak

    4.5
    5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    The hike is considered moderate, but the 1500ft. elevation gain (2100ft. to Reynolds Peak) will definitely get your heart rate up. Snowshoes/skins are recommended but the trail is often packed enough to do without them.After crossing the street from the Spruces parking lot, follow the trail past...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Camp at Willow Lake

    4.6
    2.41 mi / 659 ft gain
    The trailhead to Willow Lake is about 11 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon and is on the north side of the road right after the passing lane begins. It can be easy to miss, and is only marked with a plaque on a rock (40.630302, -111.604639). As you hike a little in from the road you will see the tra...
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  • Salt Lake County, Utah

    Willow Lake

    4.5
    2.41 mi / 659 ft gain
    The Trail: Follow the marked trail and you'll hike less than a mile up to the edge of Willow Lake. Moose like to hang out in the thick willows there, so make lots of noise to warn them that you're coming and you won't startle any. Standing on the shoreline, you'll have a great view of Solitude ...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Summit the Pfeifferhorn

    5.0
    9 mi / 3700 ft gain
    Starting at the White Pine Trailhead in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT, hike southwest until reaching the junction to Red Pine Canyon. Take the trail that crosses the stream and continues west around the ridge. The trail will quickly turn south and begin to gain elevation. Continue west as you pass...
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