Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.

7.6 miles 3268 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
1 month ago

Nice views from the top. Climbed the alternate route from Millcreek Canyon

2 months ago

beautiful. difficult.

2 months ago

3 months ago

Tougher than expected. I think of this one in three parts - steep first 1/2 mile, flatter middle section, steep climb together the peak. Had a great time, and it's a beautiful hike. I agree with the other reviews that the 7.6 round trip seems short.

hiking
3 months ago

Excellent hike.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Totally not a hike to do after a long day of work, really strenuous. Not a lot of breaks, I found there was a lot of false peaks but BEAUTIFUL. So worth it, just be prepped for a long one.

hiking
3 months ago

SOOO beautiful!!! Hiked up earlier this morning and made it about 1/4 mile past the Gobblers Knob/Dog Lake sign junction heading up towards Dog Lake. Had to head out prematurely due to an electrical storm quickly coming in on us.

The first 1/4 mile off the trailhead is STEEP!!! Wowza, after that, its a gentle uphill grade.

Really enjoyed it and got in a solid hour of a hiking workout in the beautiful forest!

walking
4 months ago

Gorgeous hike. The trail just got widened. If you hike in the morning you will stay on the shadow side of the mountain the whole hike and it's nice and cool.

4 months ago

beautiful hike! lots of flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds... and lots of biting flies. I questioned whether i would do this hike again based on the bugs. I literally was picking them out of my hair. 100%deet bug spray didnt save me from being bit. It was BAD. Dont wear shorts, wear sleeves if you can. start early. it gets hot up there and theres stretches without Any cover. I decided id hike this again, but im going to invest in a bug screen hat.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of wild flowers and great views. I would recommend taking plenty of water and an early start as afternoon is quite hot.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike. But there are tons of biting flies right now.

trail running
5 months ago

awesome trail with amazing views of both big cottonwood canyon and millcreek canyon.

hiking
5 months ago

Hike was more difficult than moderate for me but not too bad. Going slow we hit a lot of flies along the trail and that was not fun. But overall it was a beautiful hike especially once you emerged from the tree line (and out of the flies). The view from the peak is an amazing 360 panorama of the different valleys and canyons. I read on different sites as well as Alltrails that it was a 3.6-3.8 (7.8 round trip) miles to the peak, however using the app to calculate distance it showed us at 4.8 when we hit the top. It's quite the climb with a few spots of reprieve flattening out the trail.

hiking
5 months ago

I'm a really slow hiker. So, it took my husband and I six hours round-trip to get within a half mile of the peak. We were pretty tired after trekking up and the trail started to get rocky and more steep towards the peak so we went back down that half mile and rested. There are some great views on the way, so it was worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a beautiful hike. Less traffic here than other hikes in the area. The iPhone app has the distance labeled as 3.8 miles but as we were hiking the app showed that it was 4.8 miles. The iPhone app lists it as an easy hike but on the website it's listed as moderate. I would definitely classify it as moderate. Our twin six-year-old girls made it up, along with our 10 year old son. It took us a long time though. Constant elevation gain. We visited on memorial day June 1, 2016 and there was quite a bit of snow near the top but not enough to stop us from getting around it. At 40.66104, -111.68044 the trees have been decimated by a big avalanche. Perhaps the one described here. http://kutv.com/news/local/at-least-one-person-trapped-in-avalanche-in-millcreek-canyon.

hiking
6 months ago

We took the turn towards dog lake. Wonder-full meadows and fields of aspen. Flowers are beginning to bloom, but as you get further toward dog lake there's a washed out trail and mostly snow.

There's a wonderfull waterfall somewhat near the trailhead that I thought was the best part of the hike.

hiking
6 months ago

This was a pretty hike and there were dozens of butterflies at the summit. There were a lot of biting flies so although it was hot, I wore pants and used bug repellant. If you tend to slip and slide coming down like I do - sticks would be really helpful!

hiking
1 year ago

We started this hike at Mill B North. I'm pretty sure it's the longest way to get up there! Gorgeous colors and really interesting to wind in and out of Millcreek and Big Cottonwood Canyons. We spent the entire day wandering through the trail heads and then had lunch at the summit. It is definitely chilly up there so bring an extra layer! The views were stunning. Definitely a must do!