Hike Porter Fork, Millcreek Canyon

Hike Porter Fork, Millcreek Canyon

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Distance

6.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

3250 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Travis Poulson

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

A beautiful stroll through rustic cabins leads to a secluded trail through pines and aspens. Wildflowers abound in the high meadows, and the view on the top is phenomenal.

Porter Fork starts at the aptly named Porter Fork Trailhead about 4 miles up Millcreek Canyon. It’s actually Porter Fork Road for the first 1.5 miles of the trail. This section is a pleasant, paved path winding up through a dozen or so cabins. You’ll gain about 1,000 feet.

If you make it past the cabins, you’re doing better than most hikers on the trail and are therefore rewarded with a secluded path through vibrant, shady forests. It’s quiet, peaceful and beautiful. Dogs are allowed up Porter Fork, but must be on a leash.

The route to the top of the canyon is 6.8 miles round-trip with 3,250 feet of elevation gain, and well worth the effort. When you gain the ridgeline, take a moment to enjoy the view of Twin Peaks to the south.

You are now standing at a cross-roads. You could make a loop out of your adventure and take the Desolation Trail down Thayne Canyon (highly recommended), or possibly shuttle a car and drop down Neffs Canyon, or even Big Cottonwood Canyon. This area has a fantastic network of trails and you could spend a lifetime exploring each one.

Not a bad way to live. 

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $300/night

The Cliff Lodge

Sandy, Utah

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Distance

6.8 Miles

Elevation Gain

3250 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Photography, Running, Hiking, Fitness

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Travis Poulson

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