Hike Malans Peak

Malans Peak Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Thomas Burton

Malans Peak is a very strenuous hike on the east side of Ogden, Utah. The views on the summit of Malans overlooking Ogden City are fantastic.

You can reach this trail either via 27th Street or 29th Street in Ogden, Utah. Get on one of those roads and then head east until you reach the mountain. On 27th St. there is some parking on the road with a sign reminding people to keep their dogs on leash. On 29th St. there is a large parking lot with a covered entrance for the trail. Between the two lots, I prefer the 27th St. trailhead.

The dirt trail is signed and very easy to follow. The total mileage is 4.8 roundtrip but you gain 2140 feet over the course of this hike. This is a fantastic workout if you are looking for a quick hike in preparation for longer hikes. There are also many trees throughout most of this hike keeping it a little cooler during the summer.

Malans Peak is named after Bartholomew "Tim" Malan, who carved a path up the mountain in 1882 and built a hotel. Unfortunately, in 1906, the hotel, located in Malans Basin, burnt down and there is almost no evidence left.

Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be on a leash and you must clean up after them.

Distance

4.8 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

2140 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Fitness, Running, Hiking

Forest
Scenic

Nearby Lodging

Salt Lake City KOA

Salt Lake City, Utah

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

Bear Lake / Trail Side KOA

Garden City, Utah

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Trent Dale

almost 2 years ago

Excellent Hike!

This short hike is great! The trail is well made and has plenty of signs guiding the way to Malan's Peak. There's water bowls for dogs and there's plenty of shade.

Hunter Iverson

over 3 years ago

Awesome View!

Did this hike in late Febuary and it was a ton of fun! It's fairly short but it is a pretty steep hike. You should be able to get up in about an hour. I was hiking on mostly packed snow and it still wasn't too bad. The view at the top is one of the best views of the Ogden area that I've seen! Will definitely be doing this hike again soon. It's also an awesome place for a picnic and watching the sunset for a date!

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