Dooly Knob Antelope Island is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, UT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Dooly Knob offers decent views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front, while overlooking the plains land of Antelope Island. There is plenty of wildlife. Buffalo, Antelope, Coyote, and various small rodents and birds live there. You will find a greater appreciation for the island by hiking.
Did it today, great hike! I agree with the poster that this one is good to take the kids because they'll feel like they did some work without being too hard or dangerous. October is the best month for this hike. It's cold enough at night to knock down the bugs and the temps are typically in the 60s or low 70s (today's temp was 68). There's no shade to be had, so it was a hot 68 until you hit the saddle where you can see the other side of the Great Salt Lake and Buffalo Point. There's always a nice breeze up there that doesn't hit the eastern slope. All in all, a great little hike. It's something to get you and the kids off the couch and the view on top is very nice. It's kind of a bummer to have to pay $10 to get in the park but after doing this hike, you can take a nice car ride to go see the buffalo or go check out Garr Ranch if that's your thing. I definitely recommend it.
This hike was very beautiful. I was a little disappointed that I had to pay to get in to antipope island but it was a lot of fun!
Fun hike and nice view of the area. Windy day kept any bugs away.
Fun little hike. Loved the view
It's fun! A lot of wildlife to look out for while you get some great views and some exercise
This was a nice and easy way to see some of the gorgeous Antelope Island scenery! It wasn't strenuous at all and offered amazing views of the northern half of the island, the surrounding lake, and the surrounding mountains.
Did this hike in February for a sunrise view. Nice easy hike with some incline. Gorgeous views.
a great easy hike for kids and nice views. we missed the turn off towards dooly knob and went to far towards frary peak. we turned around and found where we should have turned right. was a good easy hike for kids and was great weather and no bugs on a warm February day with no snow.
This is a fun easier hike that doesn't take too much time. If you have kids this is probably a good hike for them - they'll feel like they're working and will make it to the top without being dangerous. Great for adults too if you are looking for a shorter hike. I will probably do it again sometime but if you want to experience the best trails on the island there are others I would much more highly recommend
If you are making a quick trip out to Antelope Island and you want to get some nice views without hiking all the way to Frary Peak then this is the hike you want. It is along the same route as Frary Peak but it splits off at the top of the ridge and takes you to the North. At the trail split you are almost to the top of Dooly Knob just head straight for the Outcroppings on top of the hill. This would be a great area if you hiking with kids, easy access and lots of rocks to play on. The views cover pretty much what everyone comes to see on the Island and the wildlife is abundent in this area. On my hikes I usually see Deer, Coyote, Grouse, and of course Buffalo. This is a fun hike, but I would recommend it in the spring or Fall when the weather is cooler.