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Summit County, Utah

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  • Alpine, Utah

    Horsetail Falls - Dry Canyon

    5.0
    4.01 mi / 1808 ft gain
    Horsetail Falls is a somewhat short hike located near Alpine, UT. The hike has good elevation gain and will make you work a bit to get there. The reward is worth the effort as you arrive at the falls and take a great view while being refreshed in the mist of the falls. The trail is straightforwar...
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  • Wallsburg, Utah

    Walk the Deer Creek Dam Trail

    4.0
    8.03 mi / 400 ft gain
    While driving East, the turnoff to the trailhead is just left of the dam. There is a size-able parking lot and rest rooms available. The hike itself is a dirt path and easy to follow. Access to the water's edge is restricted until you are 1500 feet past the dam. Though the trail is designed for b...
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  • Alpine, Utah

    Day Hike to South Thunder Mountain

    12.2 mi / 5604 ft gain
    The summit of South Thunder Mountain, sitting at 11,154 ft, is a superb peak. Located on the Alpine Ridge of the Wasatch Mountains, this peak is criminally overlooked.The Schoolhouse Springs trailhead leads you onto an old dirt road, that switchbacks for about 2 miles through the foothills, befor...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Jacks Mountain

    4.0
    2.4 mi / 1300 ft gain
    Named for a toddler who died of Lukemia in 1995, Jacks Mountain is a beautiful place to sit above the valley and contemplate mortality. On the peak, you’ll find a couple mailboxes containing heartfelt notes from hundreds of hikers throughout the years. It’s the kind of place that restores your fa...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Parley's Historic Nature Park Trail Loop

    3.0
    2 mi / 135 ft gain
    Parley's Historic Nature Park Trail Loop, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, is a well-known hiking trail. This 2-mile loop trail is rated as moderate, making it suitable for hikers with some experience. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round....
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  • Provo, Utah

    North Summit of Mount Timpanogos

    5.0
    15.64 mi / 5571 ft gain
    To reach the north summit of Timpanogos you start out just like you would if you were going to the main summit. There are 2 different trail options to choose from; The Aspen Grove trail near Sundance Ski resort or the Timpanooke trail through American Fork Canyon. I will put the start point on th...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Mount Timpanogos via Aspen Grove

    4.0
    13.65 mi / 5013 ft gain
    The Aspen Grove trail is shorter but a bit steeper than the Timpanooke Trail. This usually means that fewer people take this route, and on an extremely popular mountain like Timpanogos, that’s a good thing. The trail is 14 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 5,140 feet.  The hike begins a...
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  • Provo, Utah

    Stewart Falls

    4.3
    3.5 mi / 561 ft gain
    The canyon is closed during snowfall so this is only accessible between May-Nov usually. It is best during the fall when the leaves have changed color, but let's be honest, it's always great. Head up Provo Canyon and follow the signs to make a left going into Sundance. Follow the road past the sk...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike or Run Mount Wire

    3.7
    4.5 mi / 2082 ft gain
    This 4.5 out-and-back trail starts just south of the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah. Park in the museum parking lot and walk up the stairs to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. Then head south along the BST for a few minutes until you reach a big yellow sign with 174 on it. Turn le...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Dimple Dell Trail West

    3.88 mi / 236 ft gain
    Dimple Dell Trail West is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Sandy, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike the Living Room

    4.4
    2.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    Because if its proximity to downtown Salt Lake, this is a great quick hike to do after work. Although it's short, it is fairly steep, climbing nearly 1000 feet in 1.25 miles. However, most people can do it without too much difficulty. This is a good family hike and allows dogs on leashes. Due to ...
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  • Draper, Utah

    Lone Peak via the Cherry Creek Logging Trail

    14.8 mi / 6378 ft gain
    You start this trail at the Orson Smith Park in Draper.  It joins with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail briefly before turning off onto the cherry creek logging trail.  It switchbacks for a long ways exposed on towards the valley.  It is fairly steep in places, but doable.  I had tennis shoes with ...
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  • Draper, Utah

    Lone Peak via Jacobs Ladder

    4.7
    14.2 mi / 6713 ft gain
    The main trail to Lone Peak is via Jacobs Ladder. To get to the start of the trailhead you need to drive on a dirt road for a little bit until you get to a little parking area (start of the road indicated on the map). The trail starts just south of where you park on the dirt road. The Jacobs Lad...
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  • Sandy, Utah

    Climbing in the Lone Peak Cirque

    4.0
    Lone Peak reaches 11,253 feet at its summit. It's alpine feel is unique as it stands above the busy city below. While this gem is one of the highlights in the Wasatch range, it must be earned. A long steep approach, best done at night in the summer months, deposits you in the high meadow surround...
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  • Kamas, Utah

    Hike Riley's Canyon

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    Aproximately two miles Southeast of Woodland, UT on Highway 35 you will come to a small turnout on the North side of the road. It is sufficient in size for a handful of vehicles to park, so that passengers can make their way into Riley's Canyon. From the turn off, look to the North and you will s...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike or Trail Run Mount Van Cott

    4.0
    3 mi / 1400 ft gain
    There are many different trailheads that will take you to the top of Mount Van Cott, but the main trailhead is up Red Butte Canyon. Drive up the canyon until you reach the parking lot where the canyon gate is blocking the road. After parking your car here, head up the dirt road on foot until you ...
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