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Like others have said the trail sort of disappears near the top. Then it is some scrambling before you find the trail again. On the way up, I stuck to the left side of the ridge when looking towards the summit. On the way down I mostly just walked right along the ridge line.

I absolutely loved this trail. It’s definitely not an easy hike as you gain over 1,000ft in elevation each mile but it is so worth the effort. You will hike beside a river speckled with waterfalls, through aspen groves, and into gorgeous meadows.
My GPS tracker a little over 6.5 miles rt but I did some exploring at the top.
Keep your eye out for moose. I saw a few as well as a few groups of deer.
I got on the trail by 7am and had zero issues with sun or temperature as more than the majority of the hike was covered by shade. I hiked on a Tuesday and only saw one other hiker on the trail. Had the final meadow to myself for over an hour. Complete solitude.
I can’t wait to come back in the fall when the aspens are changing.

hiking
7 days ago

Great trail, waterfalls and amazing views!

A great late afternoon hike and only saw one other group of hikers and a runner, all heading down as I was going up. Took me around 4.5 hours with a few breaks. The wildflowers here in the summer are simply gorgeous. It's hard not to stop and stare. The trail starts a bit steep before winding through tall grass as well as pine and aspen forest. I'll just be frank: the trail will end abruptly about 100 yards from the summit, and one must scramble over a rock formation (stay on the Ridgeline) to get to the trail which begins, and I say begins loosely, on the other side. Just stay in the middle away from drop offs on both sides and you'll be golden.

Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
29 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.

hiking
1 month 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
1 month ago

This is a steep hike, averaging 1000 feet of elevation gain per mile. It's a hike to a meadow, not to a peak. You should know the meadow when you get there, it's beautiful. I could have sat up there for hours, but had to come down to get to work. While strenuous, definitely recommend.

hiking
1 month ago

Enjoyable hike. 5.8 miles up and back. Note that this is a hike to a fork in the trail not to a peak. The hike ends in a large meadow with a stream that flows through it on the far side. There are at least 3 trails leading out of the meadow but these are all fairly rough trails and are not marked on many maps.
The hike can be split into two parts. A 1.7 mile uphill to a small water cateract followed by a 1.1 variable trail leading up to the fork. The first part of the trail is clean and gravel covered with few hard rocks or roots to climb over. The second part has some flat areas that are easy going but also has a number of spots with large rocks to climb over and some crowding of the trail from grasses, flowers and thorns.
The first part is almost entirely under canopy cover. The second part is about 50% covered with some open field areas.
Not sure I could make the climb with gear but I could definetely see backpacking up to the fork and setting up a base camp to use while spending the next couple days exploring all the paths leaving the fork.

I’m a fairly in shape mid 20s female and it took me about 1.5 up and 45 minutes down. Beautiful meadow at the end. Was the only one going up the trail when I did this on a Monday afternoon. Complete solitude and amazing wildflowers at the top.

Fun hike, a tad steep but gorgeous meadow/view at the end

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Lots of wild flowers and trail was a bit overgrown.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s hard and exactly much more than 4.3 miles, i tried go till the end but i couldn’t find it...

hiking
1 month ago

Semi steep in parts. Provides a great leg workout, mostly in the shade, and there if you keep going it opens to a wonder meadow and an amazing panoramic view!!! So worth it.

2 months ago

Hard but worth every step. The view at the top was breathtaking!

This took us about an hour to walk up and 30 minutes to run down. Lots of great shade with a beautiful view at the top.

Great trail. Striking views. Not what I expected at all. 10/10 must do again.

on Broads Fork Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Parking was beyond overflowing, but as luck would have it, most people were hiking Lake Blanch. There was very light traffic on Broad Fork. Trail is easy to follow. A little overgrown in a few places so pants and long sleeves were helpful. Also, with a gentle breeze, it was still a bit chilly. Trail follows stream for a while and while steep, it was still completely doable for this couple of old broads. Poles were helpful. A few short areas had the dreaded boulders to step up. There was quite a bit of shade. The view at the top is breathtaking.
My iPhone said it was a 6 mile hike-and 147 floors!
We both agreed that we would definitely do this hike again.

hiking
2 months ago

Made it to the saddle below the peaks, my body gave out after the trek through the snow. highest point was 10,855. Time to exercise more to be able to make to the top!!

2 months ago

Good hike and fairly steep. Parking at the S turn gets very crowded!

Wasn’t aware there was rock scrambling the last 1/2 mile to the summit. Good thing I had gloves. Pretty darn steep but the views at the top are worth it. As a mom, I recommend this for 14+

Great hike! If you are looking to summit twin peaks through this route, as of right now, the run off is very high making it difficult to cross the river and after the river crossing the trail dies out in the snow maybe .75 miles after the river.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike - did mid morning to avoid the heat. Saw a few snakes in the trail towards the top. It was an easy hike until the bridge and then I noticed some consistent increase in the steepness of the trail. I wouldn't consider this hike "hard" since it is pretty short. It took me an hour and ten minutes to get to the top and about 40 minutes to get down.

Beautiful easy/mod hike completed first week of June. Some snow just below the summit made the trail difficult to discern and a little nerve-wracking without spikes. Impressive views- would do again. Go early to avoid crowds and late-morning heat from the sun.

hiking
2 months ago

Just completed this hike last night. Absolutely beautiful views and there is still some snow up on the peaks. The water run off sounds awesome and provides some great views too. This hike is all up-hill with little to no flat for recovery but well worth the effort.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful bike - all up hill -long trail. Not a leisurely walk.

Always a favorite. Not much snow until you get about .5 mile below the pass. It is easy to get off the trail here (but that won't matter in a few weeks). The ridgeline to the summit was over 5ft of snow and I was wishing I had some snowshoes. A couple of postholes later and we made it to the summit. One of my favorite Wasatch summits.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful area. Loved the hike!

nature trips
4 months ago

Beautiful hike. Did it 2 days ago. We only had hiking boots. Micro spikes would have been helpful. At the time, nobody had reached the bridge in the meadows so it was very deep and unable to cross in just boots.

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