Hidden Valley Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Hidden Valley is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The path to Hidden Valley uses the Indian Trail for approximately one-half mile. At this point a trail leads up into the hills and back to the south, and can easily be missed so watch for words painted on rocks on the uphill side of the trail. This is the beginning of the Hidden Valley Trail. It is a fairly steep trail but the path is well defined. The hike is about 2.5 miles one-way dead end. It calls for a vertical ascent of about 2,200 feet. Hidden Valley, a substantial mountain bowl, was for centuries a favored hunting ground for Indians, trappers and the early pioneers. Populations of Rocky Mountain sheep, deer, elk and other game animals used the area for spring forage or relief from the heat of the summer. The hike offers spectacular views of the Ogden area. Carry along water and a snack. This is a non-accessible, simple/minor developed trail.
I live on the Bonneville Shoreline but for some reason I have never hiked Hidden Valley. Well, today was the day EXCEPT that we couldn't go all the way b/c there was a spot that was just too slippery and difficult to cross in the snow, so we turned around about 1 mile up. Still a great hike with incredible views and I will definitely be back.
The first 2/3rds of the trail is definitely more on the difficult side with some steep sections, very nice once you get up into the valley itself with great views at the overlook!
Probably my favorite hike in Ogden. It's definitely a harder one and the way down is hard on the knees. But I love it anyway!
This is a Hard Hike , the Trail Head to Hidden Valley starts about 3/4 of the way up the Indian trail on the Ogden side of the mountain , the trail head is a scattering of stones forming a natural stair way up for about 15 feet . Then the main trail begins , at first it's a gradual climb but turns into a very steep trail . A great work out for those Calf & Thigh muscles . The trail goes up & up & up
But worth every step .
Soon you come to an overlook into Ogden valley , great place to have a snack and rest those puppy toes . The trail soon levels out with about 4 camping areas including rock fire circles and flat areas for your tent . Or if your a hammock person plenty of sturdy trees to set it up on .
The trail finally comes out on a point looking into Taylor's Canyon . With a rock Kaaren that's about 5 feet tall . Make sure to place your rock in place ..
Hidden valley is really an over look into the top of Taylor's Canyon .
From the name it sounds like a hidden valley up on the mountain , that's just not the case ..
Now turn around and head back .
Unless you'd like some more adventure , if this is the case then continue down the mere Deer trail below the Kaaren there are two stacks of rock marking the trail down into Taylor's
This trail is Extreme very very steep , hard to find trail , bush wracking down ..scramble in lots of places on the trail . Do not be fooled by the perfect trail that you come to , it ends in about 100 yards . The trail continues to go up and down along the side of the mountain until finally dropping into the valley below .. The trail forks ., right fork takes you out left fork takes you to a very cool fort or camp complete with seating around a fire pit . The trail ends about a mile further up in oak brush .
its beautiful up a little forest not a lot of people go up there lol
Great hike challenging enough that's for sure but definitely worth it . It's beautiful ! Did see more people than I expected but that's probably because it was Sunday.
This fall I'll try and go on to hike out Taylor canyon and make it a loop.
One of our families favorite hikes. Much of the trail is secluded with very light traffic. Nice to get away from the heavily used trails.
This hike is beautiful, especially right now in the fall all the leaves are changing. Only problem to be careful about, there is a black wasp hive in the ground. All 3 of us that hiked this got multiple stings. Look out for holes in that ground.