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hiking
9 hours ago

I wasn’t expecting this as long it was. I was hoping to pick my stuff up at like 11 and was surprised about the chill environment I was in until finished the rest of my weed

hiking
12 hours ago

Amazing hike! Beautiful scenery. Well worth the hike.

Great hike. A little worn and overgrown in spots, but awesome nonetheless. Probably better during the early summer though ;) Would recommend.

Great trail that stays in shade and cover

Quick, beautiful trail. You can drive right up to it on the Bonneville Shoreline if you have a higher clearance vehicle. A little overgrown near the top. The Grotto is gorgeous, this should be more popular, but it is a little tough near the top. Directions are key. It’s easy to take the wrong side trail. At the entrance to the creek be sure to take the trail on the north side (marked as steed creek trail) then once you cross the creek on a wooden plank, stay left and the canyon takes you right to the grotto. I’ve done some of the more intense hikes in Utah, but I would still say this is a tougher moderate hike. Not great for the typical kid and you do gain a lot of elevation on unsteady and steep inclines. Quick hike. You’ll love it.

The hike was great but long and hard. We got to the trail head at 5:00am and it was still dark. My 5 and 8 year old made it up in about 4 hours. It took us about 2.5 hours to get down. We took almost 4 Liters of water and drank about three liters. Had a great time at the lake but we did t have enough time to explore the other lakes.

backpacking
2 days ago

Only went 3 miles, nice hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Left from the trailhead at 8:30 am, and it was cool and shady the whole way. Despite it being Sunday, I only saw a few people on my way up which was nice. It was a strenuous, constant climb for 1:49 so not for the faint of heart. Not a cloud in the sky with a cool 80 degrees which made for the perfect lunch spot. On my way down, which took 1:20, A LOT of people were heading up. It was the perfect day and time for this hike. Loved it! Highly recommend it but start early and bring a lot of water or a filter.

Love this hike! It’s probably in my top top 3 in Ogden ❤️ it’s definitely a steep climb but the climb is worth the view!

Be aware that the whole thing is uphill. Definitely kicked my butt! The view is very worth it and there are two smaller lakes you can get to at the top. Also, keep a look out for moose by the lakes, we were lucky and saw one!

nice trail but almost dead, because of mother nature is closing the trail...

South trail was nice and fairly comfortable to get out of the 102 degree weather. There is a lot of wasps on the trail and a few snakes. was a bit disappointed in the falls but I'd still do this trail again as it was shaded a lot be and it follows the creek the whole way so no problem with a water source.

hiking
5 days ago

Very good, very hard hike. The top is one of the most beautiful hiking spots I've ever seen, but only 4 stars because the trail itself does not have much in the way of views until you get almost to the top. The top makes up for it quite a bit, though! And you can camp up there!! Maybe next time!

This was such a nice hike on a hot evening. The first half mile or so is on the road in the sun, but then it is shaded and the grotto is nice and cool with the waterfalls. Follow the tips and make sure you go up at the “steed creek trail” sign. I think moderate is a good rating for this hike. I loved it!

Hard and worth it

This was a fun, quick hike that would be great for families, because there aren't any rocky/bouldered areas to negotiate, and the inline is really gradual. Certain areas were shaded, but others were fairly exposed to the sun and somewhat overgrown -- which worried me a little bit, because there are some prime rattlesnake spots, so do be cautious. It took us about an hour and forty minutes round trip, but we took it at a fairly quick pace, so I'd allot 2-2.5 hours for a more leisurely pace.

hiking
7 days ago

A very beautiful hike. You’ll be hiking up a fairly steep but manageable grade pretty much the whole way up. Agree with Brad Q. that the lake was quite underwhelming considering what other reviewers said. The views during the hike up and down were fantastic.

on Lake Blanche Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Good hike. 56 years old and in fair shape. Kicked off just after 7:15 in the morning. The climb was beautiful coming in and out of tree cover for dramatic views of the mountains. Climb up taxed our cardio and the climb down resulted in aching knees. The lake at the top was somewhat disappointing given the reviews and no sign of a moose. I would definitely do it again in the spring but my beanpole friend is out. He is a Zion’s snob.

on Lake Blanche Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Jumped off the plane in SLC from Chicago and got to the trail head in bout 30min. My wife and I, both 54 and in shape, started the climb in the early afternoon and took us 2hr 20min. Coming down was 1:50 min. I didn't find it a hard hike, the wife thought it was somewhat challenging but we blamed the altitude. Very beautiful and yes, very much up hill. Was a little sore the next day. No bugs or poison ivy. The trail does have a lot of growth.

Beautiful place! This hike is consistently up hill the entire way and a defanate workout.

hiking
8 days ago

Simply the best. Yeah, it’s a climb and not a lot of cover, but the reward is worth the work. The sundial is beautiful and the other two lakes as well. Take plenty of water and start early.

My family and I (husband, 4 year old and two dogs) took the south trail today from the trailhead to the top of the waterfall. My Apple Watch put us at over 5 miles and it took us over 4 hours, with breaks in the water for the dogs and a break at the top for some snacks. It wasn’t a bad hike although there were some areas that worried me a bit with my 4 year old (drops straight down with one minor slip). Some parts of the trail seemed pretty overgrown too and we were walking basically straight through plants. We had fun at the rope swing which is right next to the water so great place for the dogs to cool off too. Mostly shaded with a few areas of sun. Much hotter on our way up than on the way down. All in all it was a good hike for all of us. The dogs did great and so did our 4 year old for it being his second hike. You will come out dirty as it is fairly dusty and some areas are must. My husband had an awesome “tan” on his legs from all the dirt and our son’s face was covered in dirt

hiking
9 days ago

This was a moderate hike with good shade. There are mountain bikers but we weren’t bothered by them. We took the dog who enjoyed the little steam and pond at the bottom. Great views at the top.

backpacking
9 days ago

This was a challenge but so worth it. I'm moderately fit but carried a 25 lb pack so it took about three hours to get to the lake. We started at 8 a.m. and wished we'd started a little earlier because of the heat in July; in fact search and rescue had to send a helicopter that afternoon to retrieve a woman who had passed out at the end of the trail. There was a lot of wildlife including three moose who swam across Lake Lillian right in front of us. We found a great campsite in a grove of aspen trees in the east side of the lake. LOTS of mosquitoes so take DEET. Make sure you explore once you get up there so that you don't miss the other lakes. The trail was very busy but things quieted down later in the afternoon and the sunset over the Great Salt Lake was peaceful.

Fun and challenging hike. Took about 3 hours total (not counting the time spent at the top). Will likely take between 2.5 to 4 hours depending on how many breaks you take. Highly recommend going early in the morning to avoid the heat. Beautiful views at the top!

beautiful trail. pretty steep and a good workout. the lake was mildly anticlimactic, was more impressed with the greenery and wild flowers on the way up.

Love this hike, but we ran into a rattlesnake this morning (July 6) so we ended up turning around. It’s also possible it was a gopher snake. It was only 7:00am so we totally thought we were going early enough. Just be careful on the warm summer mornings.

Good hike for kids. Amazing views at the overlook.

hiking
12 days ago

Really good hike. one of the hardest hikes I've done in Utah. Very well trafficked. The lake is quite pretty but smelled like floodwater when I was there. 4 stars because it was so grueling, but if that's what you're looking for this is the hike for you.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful hike! Nothing hard about it - it’s moderate at best: steady climb, no steep sections, only mildly rocky with little exposure. The path is overgrown in some places. I recommend an early start as the parking area is small and gets full quickly. Saw three beautiful bull moose grazing and wading in the lake this morning!

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