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This is one of my favorite mtb trails. It has a southern exposure which means that on warm sunny days I always fill up the water pack. I have ridden the trail loop clockwise and counterclockwise. I prefer clockwise. I now ride with tubeless tires, but even before I had tubless tires I found the climb to not be as foreboding as it appears from the parking lot. I like to deflate my rear tire so that there is just a touch of give. The first third of the ascent is gradual with good traction. The second third is steeper and exposed with some rocky terrain to impede the climb. The rewards are great views of Snow Basin to the right and after a short ride great views to the west. The final third is less rocky and better traction to the saddle on the the summit.

I like to reinflate my tires back up to 50 psi, drop my seat a bit, and do a quick assessment my bike before the descent. The downhill ride is a hoot! It seems like I'm riding downhill forever. With very few rocks, banked turns, easy switchback turns and long descents. After getting down to the bottom I wanted to do it again. Follow the trail over the bridges traveling clockwise until you hit the gravel path. Make a left to the parking lot. Or hang a right and do it again.

hiking
13 days ago

My husband and I completed this hike on October 28 with Scout dog.

This trail is very flat and wide, and would be perfect for a kids' first mountain bike experience. Nothing too exciting on this hike, but nice mountain and lake views.

Conquered this loop with my son and sister and n-law and nephew. So much fun..

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful fall hike.

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike, lots of trees, can do just this hike or add Indian Trail into it.

It was a really challenging trail for me. It’s a good trail to overlook the city, but not much of an escape. I would recommend it for fireworks watching. The traffic, planes, trains, and emergency vehicles are audible all the way up the trail. The work you put in doesn’t feel like an equal output.

1 month ago

Enjoyed the challenging hike during the cooler temperatures. Very peaceful at the end to relax.

1 month ago

Did approximately 3 1/2 miles round trip. Nice climb

one of my favs!

This was a really pleasant hike. Utah has been so dry this year that, unfortunately, it wasn't the most beautiful hike (everything was brown and dead once the early morning light had gone away), but it was still a fun hike. I'd agree with other reviewers: it's not really a difficult hike -- especially not going up Sardine and down Ogden Outlook: if you're looking for a slightly more challenging (but still comfortable) hike, I'd start up Ogden Outlook and then come back down Sardine. I would have liked this hike more if there weren't some aggressive mountain bikers. I don't mind sharing the trail, but I get bothered when mountain bikers go flying around turns too quickly and are acerbic. Most bikers were fine, but there were a few who were too aggressive. We also saw a moose, and we heard a rattlesnake near the top, so do be mindful of wildlife in the area.

hiking
2 months ago

Super mellow hike, barely any elevation gain at all. Lots of trees and shady areas. A good hike for those that just want to be in nature without all the huffing and puffing. I created a short video showcasing parts of this hike, both from the ground and from the air:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjZdc78HkUQ

hiking
2 months ago

Pleasant trail with nice views. Heavily traveled though withs lots of bikers who you constantly need to jump out of the way for.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is easy to find, has incredible views, and is a great beginner hike. I did run into a moose while I was hiking so be careful. The only downfall was the trail markers were pretty short and blended with the scenery. I almost didn’t catch a few.

mountain biking
2 months ago

For the ogden and surrounding areas this is one of the best trails you can take on for mountain biking or for a shorter hike. A lot of shade, nice views, and smooth singletrack makes for an enjoyable ride. Just watch out for corners and blind spots where some bikers/runners seem to think they always have the right of way

hiking
2 months ago

This is part of network of trails and you can do all kinds of different loops, out and backs, or even point to points using different trailheads. You would be wise to have a map. There are at least 2 other AllTrails entries for parts of this network. It 's a nice setting. The trails are used by mountain bikers, so they are all very easy to hike with no super steep parts. In places it is really a road. I started at the trailhead off of Rt 39, right by Pineview Resevoir, as shown here. For some reason, the trailhead looked like a homeless encampment this morning.

Nice hike. Looking forward to doing it again when the smoke has cleared to get some better views. Not hard at all.

2 months ago

A scenic single track mountain and valley loop trail south of Powder Mountain Ski resort that winds through a juniper and aspen forest. For moutain bikers it's an easy to moderate in difficulty. The trail head has plenty of parking, but no water or facilities. The trail has lots of gradual climbs and descents. I ride a hard tail with 27 1/2 inch wheels with no problems. Although, I appreciate having the 27 1/2 wheels to ride over the obstacles, I've seen other riders with 26 inch even 24 inch wheels that were likely bought at Walmart and they seem to do just fine. It has some man made rock and log obstacles that can challenge the novice, but they are there to add to the fun. In all, it is a fun ride for all riders and you can gain speed on the descents. Of course watch for hikers and for other riders coming from the opposite direction. I like to ride the loop trail twice, once from each direction. The trail is single track, but wide enough in most spots to safely ride past others.

hiking
2 months ago

After the fork ( don’t go across bridge, that’s Indian trail) trail quickly becomes over grown , almost disappears at times. It was like the trail was playing hide and seek. Towards the end the “trail” is a dried creek(?) bed and very steep and rocky. If your waiting for the grand finale at the end, you’ll be disappointed. It’s pretty closed in with almost no views. This was my first and last time using this very primitive trail.

trail running
2 months ago

This is a great trail. As has been mentioned in previous reviews there are a lot of mountain bikers but it isn’t to hard to get around each other. The views are incredible we saw a moose pretty early on. We’ll be bringing the kids back in the fall for a family hike.

Good hike with lots of shade. Unfortunately, there are no signs so we ended up on Indian trail. We backtracked and finally took the saw mill route. Had to bushwhacked but did not make it to the end - it got very muddy and we saw fresh moose tracks. Ended up hiking 5.2 miles round trip.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike by myself and for starters I would say it was harder than moderate... I’m a distance runner so I would say I am in pretty good shape and this hike kicked my ass! Very very steep and there’s hardly any shade so it was sooo hot. I didn’t have a lot of water left and I was dehydrated and I was alone so I didn’t make it to the top because I was nervous about fainting so I turned around after 2 miles. Pretty hike and very challenging. Would like to do it in colder weather for sure. If you’re looking for a challenge this is a great hike to do. When you turn off the indian trail pay attention bc I missed it but thanks to this app I found it quickly.

trail running
2 months ago

Beautiful trail!!

Not sure who picks the difficulties of these hikes. Not a hard hike unless you are talking about the fast maneuvers to get out of the bikers way. great trail with great views.

I wouldn't rate this trail as hard. I would say more moderate. we started at 7 am this morning. The weather was cool with an awsome view from both ogden lookout and Sardine peak.

on Wheeler Creek Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This hike starts off next the river but looses it about 1.5 miles and it gets hot! We started in the morning but by afternoon there wasn't a lot of shade. I was confused by the trail markers, I was looking for wheeler trail but in the middle of the hike all you see are signs for Maple or icebox. I just kept going south in hopes of going the right way. We didn't make it to the end because we ran out of time, maybe someday in the fall.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice and cool along the creek.

My husband and I and our friend Erin completed this hike on July 28.

We started the hike at about 12:30, and made it down around 3:30 (although we did jog part of the way down). It was a 100* day, and only 10% of the trail is shaded, so we were roasting. The trail is moderately inclined the entire way, with sections that are severely steep. We stopped probably 10 times on the way up.

The views at the top were great.... we're glad we made it! My only complaint for this hike is the directions. I've been on the Indian Trail multiple times and never noticed the turnoff for Hidden Valley.

Would definitely recommend this hike for anyone who is in good shape and ready to take on a serious climb.

hiking
3 months ago

This trail is awesome! I can't believe I've lived in Ogden most of my life and never tried it out before. We only hiked about 3 miles of it, but it was beautiful and mostly shaded. Very easy trail at the beginning, but I've heard it can get steeper and harder the further you go (will update when I have more info). This would be great as a beginner mountain bike trail. I plan to come back and try it out for that.

on Pioneer Trail

hiking
3 months ago

This is a good trail and I would say fairly easy. The climbs are quite gradual both ways and makes for a nice easy hike. The first 1.5 miles aren't covered and can get quite hot in the summer, but if you start early you'll have shade the entire way to the valley. After that first 1.5 miles, you have quite a bit of cover from the trees. There's another break in the tree cover after you hit the parking lot and start the trail going down into the valley, but it does have some cover towards the end as well. I noticed that the All Trails app showed me as off course on the second half of the trail where the trail seems to parallel the road all the way to the end, but that's private property and there are no trespassing signs posted. If you just keep to the trail and disregard some of the recorded tracks, you'll be fine. It's well marked nearly the entire way. There were three dogs roaming the trail towards the end where there are some houses. One was quite large, but they were all friendly. But, if you're afraid of dogs, be aware that they seem like they're just some free-range dogs from one of the nearby houses that are probably there all the time. A couple more things - the trail is quite rocky for about the first 1.5 miles and then turns into a dirt trail afterward. The second half of the trail, after you cross the parking lot, is a bit overgrown for about a half mile, but it's still easy to follow.

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