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Antelope Island State Park, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, is home to a roaming herd of 500 bison. Pronghorn and bighorn sheep also share the rangelands that overlook the desert lake. Opportunities to view wildlife are available on backcountry trails, which are open to horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Please keep in mind that pets on leash are allowed on the island except on the Frary Peak trail. A visitor center offers information on the island's unique biology, geology and history. Please be aware that, during the month of May and part of June (usually until the weather reaches 90 degrees), Antelope Island has biting gnats (or "no see'ums"). Wear a hat or light hoodie and protect your face and neck with bugspray. Insects on the causeway are midges that don't bite, and brine flies along the lake's edge are harmless.

I found this hike to be difficult but worth it. There are times when it does flatten out, but for the most part you are going uphill the entire way. We went went in early spring and the ascent to the peak was very slushy and sketchy on rocks. The views are otherworldly once you are to the top, you just have to push through.

hiking
7 days ago

This hike is a mental one , be prepared if you are going to the top especially if you are doing this one Solo and late afternoon. You should have a good gauge of what this hike is going to feel like by the time you hit the frary peak trail head about a half mile in. I passed multiple hikers at and just barely passed this point that already called it quits. This hike will mentally test you and try and make you give up simply based on the fact the sun is beating you up like Mayweather in a multi round fight. There is absolutely minimal shade so if you are doing this hike be well equipped with at minimum 4 liters of water. My whole climb to the peak was completely sun and got lucky with some overcast the way down I felt like I was climbing pyramids in Egypt at times. I kept a slow and steady pace and stopped and stayed hydrated as often as I could, the hike itself is not necessarily bad or difficult however the last half mile is a bit sketchy with loose rock and steep slope. The reward is worth it, I've never felt so accomplished after a solo hike. The views are worth it and seeing the peak in a distance from the causeway is something to feel really proud about.

If you are doing this in the summer be prepared!!!
I went through nearly 4 liters of water and 3 of which were all from the climb.

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13 days ago

I hike this trail on April 12, 2017 and thought it was a lovely hike with great views. I started around 8:30 in the morning before the swarms of bugs came out near the shoreline. Steep start, and then a steady climb the whole way, but the views were so nice, it was necessary to stop to take it all in. I felt like I was hiking through the Scottish Highlands! So green! I did turn around before the scrambling near the peak. I was by myself and there was hardly anyone on the trail. Didn't feel safe for me, so I descended and called it a great day!

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21 days ago

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24 days ago

This trail has a decent climb that is probably better done earlier in the day. We went mid day in July and there is no shade so it was a little hot. The views from the top were AMAZING and unique. I would definitely do this again next time we are in the area.

We flew into SLC and were driving up to the Tetons so decided to go to Antelope State Park for a quick hike. The Frary Peak trail was recommended by the Ranger for its 360-degree views. You certainly get those at the top and a great view of the lake, The trail is tough at times. Saw several hawks and bison in the distance with the binoculars. It was pretty hit the day we hiked the trail and there is no shade. Make sure you have enough water for the entire trail as there is none on the trail

trail running
1 month ago

Part of Buffalo run...good views and nice put and back

hiking
1 month ago

It has really cool views, it's pretty tough though, real steep most of the time and absolutely no shade, so it's very hot. Just pack plenty of water.

Took my dog and he loved it!

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