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hiking
1 day ago

the trail was over grown and a little steep but it was fun and secluded. we didn't run into any other hikers after we got into the Burch Trail. pretty views of Milcreek canyon.

Easy enough for kids but not the best terrain. Its basically a gravel road the majority of the way set at a steeper incline. After reading through some reviews we may have missed the proper turn off, but it seemed like all of the shootoff paths were "blocked" with logs. Our kids ranging 2-6 had a blast exploring the teepee!

hiking
1 month ago

The elevation and length were good for a beginner. But everyone else is correct, the trails are very difficult to follow. Even with GPS, we got lost several times. However, since it's an easy trail, almost entirely in the shade, it was quite fun getting lost and exploring. A couple notes: If you start on the north trail, you'll walk for a while on an old jeep trail, following a pipeline, and then you'll hit a fork in the trail and see a sign that has an arrow to the left. . . you actually need to go right! You'll walk up a lot of pebbles and boulders and then on the south part of the loop this is where it can be difficult to follow the trail. You'll hit another fork and you can go either right or left and you'll make your way back regardless. If you go left, you see a neat cave, and then have a steep decline to deal with. If you go right, easy peasy. Either way, you'll make it back to your car. Have fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views! A lot of shade, but also a few places with full sun. Many mountain bikers on the trail, which is tricky as some parts are very narrow and really only for one person. I heard rattlesnakes but never saw them. Also passed a large pack of young cub scouts at the trailhead shared with Grandeur — easy to continue on to other trails there. The views are stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this trail today! Walked about 1.5 miles up a paved road from Mill Creek Canyon Rd to the trail head - the road goes through the woods and along a creek, and has little traffic. The lower part of the trail continues through the woods, with nice shade for a hot summer day. The upper part starts criss-crossing alpine meadows, more sun-exposed and full of wildflowers at this time of year. Also lots of butterflies all along the trail. The vegetation got dense alongside the trail in the meadows, but not to the point that it was difficult to follow the trail, and I felt fine in shorts despite plants rubbing against my legs. Also quite a few flies but not to the point that I felt motivated to put on bug spray. The trail meets up with the Destination Trail, so a loop is possible (would need to walk a mile back up Mill Creek Canyon Rd to the Porter Fork Trail if hiking down Destination). Looks like a loop would also be possible with Bowman Fork Trail. On the trail part of Porter Fork, on the way up (starting at 10:30 am) crossed paths with a man and his dog, and a group of four people (they told me I was the first person they had seen), and on the way down crossed paths with a couple and their dog, so very lightly trafficked even on a summer Sunday.

Beautiful hike, definitely more moderate thanks to the gain in elevation for a short distance, but not grueling. There’s a good mix of the trail that’s both shaded and open. Lots of wildflowers toward the top! The only reason I’m giving it four stars instead of five is because there’s no good place to rest and LOTS of bugs among the wildflowers at the top, so I ended up hiking right back down after I started getting eaten by flies.

1.2 Mi loop I don't get that. Nothing is labeled as 1.2 miles anywhere. Not kid friendly as an easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep climb that stays in the shade. A couple spots had quite a bit of overgrowth that you had to push through. There is quite a bit of loose rock on this trail, and bees were everywhere! If you’re looking for a shady, challenging climb, try this one. If you want something less steep with more scenery, stick to the desolation trail.

We had a good time, and didn’t see anyone on this trail. Probably wouldn’t do it again, though. Desolation would have been the much better option.

We climbed up a bit off the trail to watch sunset and that was indeed very beautiful. 2 stars because it isn’t very clear what is and is not the trail ... there are so many offshoots that aren’t really the trail it’s hard to know what’s the trail and what’s not. Also, the evening we were there there was a huge group of teenagers/college age kids having a party back in the woods, every turn smelled like heavier weed and cigarettes. Evidently back in the woods is a party place. Gross. Not fun when you’re just trying to hang out in nature.

hiking
1 month ago

Magnificent views up top as you're standing over a ridge that overlooks the side to the Great Salt Lake and most sides of the city. But the trail is extremely overgrown. You'll have to walk through very thick vegetation with wildflowers that are buzzing with tons of bees and different insects. Wear pants if you want this challenge.

Someone with a machete please help clear this great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Not easy. The first 3/4 mile was a somewhat steep, rocky climb.

Much of it is on pipeline which if full of mountain bikes (on even days) and makes for a dangerous hike. Missed the turn off

hiking
1 month ago

Great view at the top. Trail is very overgrown.

hiking
1 month ago

It was pretty. It has gorgeous views of the mountains as you were hiking up, and beautiful views of the valley as you hiked down. Lots of bugs and lots of loose rocks and gravel.

hiking
1 month ago

Did the loop trail starting on the south route and coming back the north. Great trail on the south route. North is loose rocks and less interesting. Kids (4-11) loved the two giant teepees. Seems the rope swings are down. One of the supporting trees came down. Used to be a fun place to stop for a bit. Still a great quick hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The other reviewers were accurate in saying that it is often hard to stay on the trail as there are many side trails and well worn paths that look like the trail, but are not. This area does seem like a fun area to explore, however, so if you are keen on staying on a trail, this may not be for you! The other part of the reviews that were accurate was saying the trail is rocky. There are a few places the trail is rocky with big boulders, then from the parking lot to where you turn, that part is pebbly all the way. We can down this way, and it was a little tricky when you're not used to or confident in walking down pebbly paths. Minus the boulders and pebbles, this path would have been simple as it's not much of an elevation gain. The other thing to keep in mind is there is a parking lot that probably holds about 20 or more cars. I'd come here again.

hiking
1 month ago

The first mile is paved but pretty. We turned left at the fork which may not be the official trail head. It takes you past two more homes. You enter the trail at the end of the street on the left side of the red cabin.

The trail is beautiful and meanders with the river. It was overgrown but not crowded at all. It is a pretty steep hike at times, so be prepared to huff a bit.

The trail leads to an overlook and you can keep going up to the left. It took us about 1 hour and 20 to get to the overlook, including the paved section. Really gorgeous hike! I also snowshoed here and it was fun!

We took a family hike and enjoyed it, but the trail is very poorly marked. There are a lot of confusing intersections and it is hard to tell which trail to take.

on Pipeline Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Did this trail with our four year old and dog - was nice and shady and the trail is easy to stay on. Great views and an overall easy hike for all levels.

Fun trail with wonderful views at the end.

hiking
2 months ago

I really should read the level of difficulty better! It was a lovely day and somewhat of a coolish June day when I started. The wild flowers were spectacular! The hike gave me a great workout. I would recommend poles. I came back down on a loop that took me to the City View.

hiking
2 months ago

We took the trail on the right side of the parking lot and the main trail down, and we were glad we did it that way. The trail to the right was pretty and mostly shaded and the main trail down was loose rock and gravel. Yes, lots of side trails, but use GPS and you’ll be fine. The views of the valley were gorgeous on the way down. No desire to do it again, but it was a nice short trail for a Sunday afternoon.

trail running
2 months ago

I know this trail is a very heavily used mountain biking trail. I ran this trail this morning at 5:30 AM. It was perfect. Didn't see anyone else on the trail until I got back to the parking lot where I met another group of trail runners and their dogs. I highly suggest this trail, but better get there early to beat the crowds or bikes.

if you take the trail to the left of the parking lot it's really strep, but there is another easier trail off to the right of the parking lot which I wish I would have read before I went because I am pretty out of shape. However, the views are really beautiful! =)

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenic hike with a little stream at the end. Perfect for little hikers.

Took a the kiddos ranging from 3-13years. We went a mile up staying left and looped back down following the trail on the app. Everyone did well. It was beautiful. The trail was a bit confusing coming back down, but we made it by following where people came up. Lots of dogs and wildflowers.

Definitely not easy. If you start on the north side of the parking lot you are climbing at a moderately steep incline on loose rocks. It made it hard for our dog. Make sure to keep right and cross the creek otherwise you end up heading up the main trail up the canyon. The rest of the way is not marked and we just sort of followed what we could downhill. And even that requires some skill as the trail is not well maintained. The only reason I didn’t give it one star is because it is beautiful and we found some cool stuff along the way including a giant teepee and an old mine shaft.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, and not hard to stay on the main trail. Lots of shade!

Went on a Sunday evening from 7-8:00ish. The road to the trail was fenced off about 1.5 miles before the start. It is open to cars Jul 1- Nov 1. The trail was very cool and nicely shaded. Very gradual beginning of the trail with some moderately steep points. Lots of great views as you go and lots of sunlight even for so late in the evening. When we went we didn’t see a single other person so we may look to trail run here in the future. A bit muddy but I think it had rained earlier.

hiking
3 months ago

Only went up about 2 miles and then hit snow on the trail. We turned back because we had intended to be on Desolation Trail! But it was beautiful the whole way and completely in shade. I’d like to do this one again and finish it.

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