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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.

hiking
22 hours ago

Upper parking lot is closed, so adds .5 miles from lower lot. No snow to speak of, and only a tiny patch of ice on the last portion of the trail ( past the communication tower ). Don't forget sunscreen, even in the winter, as you are fully exposed for the entire trip.

This is a fun trail. The distance mentioned as 1.3 seems misleading. From the parking lot to the end of the trail for me was only .4 or .5 one way, so both ways may be a mile or less. But, I kept going after the trail end, down the rocky hill over to the second rocky hill and then took a loop back to the parking lot. Finding the trail until the top of the first hill was easy, but then as there are only boulders going down the hill and it seems not many people go down the trail here, it's like the trail disappears. Even without the app or gpx map, it's easy to find your way down without getting lost if you know the general direction of landmarks in the park as there are no trees you can see far in almost all directions. But as there are no trees, keep in mind the sun can get intense if it's out. Also, winter is an ideal time to come to miss the onslaught of bugs! My thought was to walk from rock mound 1 to rock mound 2, then take the trail toward the campground then the second right trail that led back to the main road, but the second right turn trail that shows on the alltrail app did not seem to be there... I did not want to make my own trail, so I went back to the first trail. This trail was not also accurate as compared to the all trails app, but that was ok. I got to see a small herd of antelope on the way back.

I think this was a fun trail for climbing through rocks and boulders. Lots of fun rocks to look at. I spent a lot of time just doing that. Also, as I went on Presidents Day weekend, I could see families love this trail as kids really enjoy climbing up and on the rocks.

Great view...

Great hike with awesome views. This was a good alternative to Frary Peak.

hiking
6 days ago

this is a really really beautiful hike. loved it. no snow in February... so awesome!

Great trail! Easy for kids, light traffic, dog friendly. Gorgeous views!

hiking
11 days ago

Frary Peak Sunday. No real snow, didn't need traction. Today was a treat, only one spot with any real wind, calm at the summit, (no bugs in the winter) and only the bypass section with some soft snow on the trail near the summit. Dead calm at the summit. Upper TH is closed so this is a 8mi round trip.

trail running
16 days ago

Great trail loop!

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike , trail in great shape just a bit sketchy at the very top with a little snow on the trail. Busy day with a lot of hikers.

Beautiful..peaceful, but a lot of diverse traffic. A lot of off leash dogs so be prepared if your pup cant handle that (like mine). Encountered horseback riders and a large group of mtn bikers...

hiking
17 days ago

Fun little hike with 4 kids ages 10 to 17. Scenic views of the great Salt Lake. Saw plenty of bison. No bugs in February! Took about 1 hour and 45 minutes round trip.

great hike today, able to see big horn sheep, deer, bison and eagles. I would say it's more of a moderate hike.

hiking
1 month ago

amazing trail! the views were beautiful for the amount of effort you put in. although this trail is rated hard, I would say that it is a more moderate trail.

did this trail on Saturday. beautiful scenery! we started from White Rock Bay and went to Bridger Bay then hiked up a trail on the side of the mountain to to the top of buffalo point and then down to the buffalo point parking lot , down the road a little and then south down the mountain to the White Rock Bay campground parking lot. we figured it at about 5 miles. really great hike!

We actually hiked out and around buffalo point from the White Rock Bay campground parking lot to the Bridger Bay campground and then up the side of the mountain where we came up on buffalo point from the West and then down to the buffalo point parking lot. awesome hike with incredible scenery! The rocks at the top of buffalo point are awesome to climb on too.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views. Easy enough for my toddler (though she tired out after a half mile so we carried her the rest of the way). So peaceful. We will be back!

hiking
1 month ago

Unbelievable views throughout the hike. Challenging and beautiful. One of the best hikes I've ever done.

Great short trail. Amazing views at the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful at sunset. Lots of north facing slopes so the snow is soft and the trail slippery in areas. To the 3-mile marker, the trail is not at all exposed, however the last .5 miles to the peak requires you to cross snow-covered 40 degree slope angle side hills areas with nothing for hand holds. We made it without difficulty, but not for the faint of heart. The views from the top, but other than the view to the South, the views at the 3-mile marker to the East and West are almost identical. Have fun!

hiking
1 month ago

We only did about a half mile on this trail yesterday because two huge bison were grazing on it. That was incredible...but intimidating! We are definitely going to come back and try it another day. Antelope Island is beautiful!

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