Mahogany Mountain North Peak Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Hills, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
woo! this trail kicked our butts! we gained 3000 feet in about 2.5 miles the way we went. didn't have time to go to the top though :( word of advice: if you're ever feeling lost, just go back up to the ridge. there's always a main trail there. also heard that you can do this hike from a trailhead in pleasant grove
5 miles r/t. Excellent training as its a stair stepper type hike from start to summit.
Beautiful ridge exposure trail nearly the entire time.
2 hrs to summit (85% max heart rate entire time), 1:30 to descend (65% max hr). took a 5 min. break at the top.
This was a good hike, it was steep enough to get to the top quickly. It is a little difficult to find the trailhead. Go to the end or the golf course loop near the mountain and search for the trail right at the foot of the mountain.
Relentlessly steep, from start to finish its a good hard one. Trail becomes hard to locate at times but stick close to the ridge and you'll find it. The views on the way up are killer and from the top are just epic, you can see the great salt lake on a clear day!
Bring plenty of water and if possible pick a cool day to do this one on. If you wanna access this trail without crossing the edge of the golf course you have to cut through either the back or the far end. We found a way in with no "no trespassing" signs you just have to look.
I hiked this trail yesterday, it is 3 miles to the summit of Mahogany north peak. The last mile is the steepest through the big pines. The views only get better the higher you get, into AF canyon, Utah county, Salt lake County. The snow was slushy so additional foot traction is recommended for early spring hiking. My micro spikes were perfect for the mud also. I would recommend treking poles for the way up to be more comfortable and safe.
To get to the trailhead, you'll have to walk along the golf cart path. It's situated just behind one of the greens. The best place to park would be just off of Canyon Road before mile marker 5. There's a gravel road that leads to a parking lot of sorts. You can walk to the trail head from there. It's best to look at it in satellite view on Google maps.
The trail itself runs right along the ridge of American Fork Canyon so you get nice views into the canyon and of the valley the higher up you get. The trail is pretty steep and has some difficult parts with loose rock to navigate through so it's not exactly suited for kids, but I suppose that depends on your kids. I only went half way up the trail before I ran out of light. Look forward to getting to the top next time.