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Amazing quick hike with a terrific view. Would like to explore this area more.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail, waterfalls and amazing views!

Great out and back with fantastic views of SLC. Really green, even in late summer. If you’re a birder, great high elevation coniferous forest is likely great in the morning. With only ~1000ft elevation gain, going up isn’t difficult and switchbacks aren’t bad. About 65% of the trail is shaded which is great. We hiked this mid-day in August, sunny spots were hot, but plenty of shade. Every group we ran into that afternoon was all women, get it ladies!! Not in any rush, this took us about 2.5hrs. Do be aware that there is a $3/car area use fee on the way out

Strenuous, but well worth it for the views..Saw lots of Quail and Deer. Fantastic overlook of sunset over SLC and city at night.

Loved this hike! The views are amazing and you get rewarded with a reservoir. We recorded 15 miles in and out. Bring extra water. Maybe there are different trails? Regardless - it’s awesome!!

The incline is a grind which is awesome, but it makes the downhill suck. It’s a fun short trail. Very exposed so don’t go in the middle of the day in the summer like I did.

Absolutely beautiful!

Went on a Sunday morning around 9:30 and there were a handful of groups so I felt like I had the place largely to myself. Several stretches suitable for running back. Right now it was pretty smoky :(

Plenty of shade, good views, it doesn’t cross any rivers or streams and that’s a good thing sometimes. I’ll be back to enjoy this short hike again sometime.

Great trail. Went up to Thayne peak. Pretty steep the last 300m. But what a view. Worth the extra effort.

Beautiful views with shaded climbing and a nice little river. More difficult coming down as there is a lot of loose gravel.

Good but hard hike to the top,nice view from the top

Busy trail, very shaded. I wouldn’t recommend it for young children. Awesome view at the top.

This hike is one of my favorites I’ve ever done. Today was my second time to the upper reservoir, and I’ve decided it’s what I hope heaven looks like someday.

Today our GPS said we did just shy of 10.0 miles to the upper reservoir and back. The elevation climb is 4000 feet. Basically this trail is straight up and straight down. It’s not for the faint of heart.

My friend and I are experienced hikers and it took us about 3 hours to get to the upper reservoir. We did stop at the lower falls for about 20 min on our way up. Overall we finished our hike in 6:00 hours spending 40 minutes eating at the upper reservoir.

7/22 - Pretty busy (but went on Founders Day). Hot but was about 50% shaded. A decent view for the effort exerted.

on Jacks Mountain

20 days ago

Steep, exposed, but super pretty!!! It was hard, but short!

This is a great trail with a doable elevation gain. The destination was nothing amazing. The hike was 12 mi round trip (6 up and 6 down), not the 9.8 mi this app tells you. Bring plenty of water, 2+ liters. The descent was not good on my feet even though I had good hiking shoes. Got bloodied toenails. But overall, I would say it was a good hike!

STEEP!!! If you’re looking to gain as much elevation as possible within a short distance, look no further. The trail is ruthless on the ascent and descent if you choose to not do the loop. Save your knees and descend via the loop. Throughout the trail, you have a beautiful view of the city and an even better view from the top. Start early to beat the heat since there isn’t much shade. Overall, decent trail (besides all the snakes).

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike! We tracked 5.7 miles total round trip. Steep hike for sure, but well worth the effort. The meadow is spectacular view looking up at the Twins. Could have spent some more time just enjoying the landscape. Trail is in shade for about 50% o the climb, and then it's partial shade for the rest of the trail. Best to get an early start as it gets considerably hotter upon return to the parking lot. We were fortunate to have had a light rain most of the way up.

great time with kids. A little longer than at haff thought but pretty scenery .

rockclimbing might be the main reason to use this trail. shaded in the middle, at the start and overlook isn't very shaded. there are too many cut offs it's hard to follow the actual trail.

Great hike with a mostly shaded trail. Tons of switch backs with gradual elevation gain. My Strava shows this as 4.8 miles RT. Pretty views along the way and a great view of the valley at the top.

hiking
26 days ago

Loved this hike. Partially shaded on the way to the meadow with a fairly steady but feasible climb. After the meadow, I continued on almost to the peaks. It gets very steep, loose, and difficult to keep your footing right before the summit. One of the most difficult hikes I have done, but you could turn back at the meadow for a more moderate hike (I think the 4.2 mi round trip distance is if you turn back at the meadow). Includes gorgeous views of the meadow, wildflowers, peaks.

hiking
26 days ago

Hard and isn’t pretty.

Okay, new favorite hike. Except my friend and I were grossly underprepared for how much water we needed. We hadn’t really researched this hike before hand and thought it was much shorter than it was. However, going the extra mile(s) (LITERALLY) made all the difference. It was so worth it even though I can’t move today. Perfect Mt. Timp. training(which is what we’re doing). There are parts where you have to practically boulder. So be prepared for your arms to get a work out as well, especially if you’re shorter like me. Bring LOTS of water. We spent the entire day, from 6:30am-8:30pm hiking and exploring the trails off it and the waterfalls., making our hike at least 9.5 miles long. We were taking lots of breaks for fuel and hydration. If you go when it’s super hot like we did, make sure you dip your hat in the water anytime the river meets the trail. For me, this is the hardest hike, or even any kind of physical activity, I have ever done. To be able to accomplish it made me feel really great about myself because I actually had it in me to do something this hard. Every step of the way is worth it, bringing all new kinds of beauty.

Favorite hike on mid days. shady and fun. did see a rattlesnake about mid way.l

Lots of switchbacks!! But overall fun trail with the pup!

Great trail! The first .5 mile or so is the steepest, rocky and sun exposed if you're not early enough. We started about 8:45 and it was cool and shady, but sunny when we got back down. Once the trail heads back a bit into the woods it's cool and shady the whole rest of the way. Beautiful views the whole way up. One small area had us walking in the water, but very shallow and manageable. We went as far as a rocky overlook area, a little trail diverts off to it on the right, you can see the rock face from the trail. At this point you are pretty much at the top, the trail continues on but I'm not sure how much further. We called it good here, spectacular views in all directions! I would definitely do this one again.

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