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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
2 days ago

Great hike.
Definitely a steep climb but well worth it. The views are fantastic.
The trail is in great condition.

Great hike with some fantastic views of the valley and Great Salt lake at the summit. I would rate this hike as moderately strenuous aside from a few steep bits. From what others have said, this hike is best done in the fall or winter as bugs can become a problem. I hiked in November and so had no issues in that department.

great hike today 11/12/17. a little windy at the top but the views are spectacular. all trails says no dogs, but there were a lot of them on the trail today (doesn't bother me, I'm a dog lover). seemed steeper than listed, but not too bad. took 4 hours with lots of photo stops, especially the sunset

hiking
11 days ago

If you want a kick butt hike this is it!!! Gorgeous 360 degree views of the entire valley from Brigham City to Tooele. Our legs were mush by the time we got back to our truck. Plan on 4 hours.

hiking
12 days ago

This trail was stunning. The views were constant and wildlife was everywhere. The weather was perfect (11-11-17). There was no snow or wind or anything else that might make it difficult. There is a $10 fee to enter the state park. I used the directions on all trails and it got me really close to the trailhead but missed the last turn. You’ll see a sign from the highway when you get about a mile out or so. Follow that sign to the parking lot at the trailhead. The first 3mi of the trail are great. Very well traveled, uphill the entire way and mostly marked well. There is a couple turns where you could take a wrong turn. The first one being after you go thru/under some rocks there’s a trail that cuts left and one that seems to continue straight. Take the one that cuts left and switchbacks up. Then once you get top of the false peak (where the radio tower or some type of equipment is) take the trail that leads down to the right. It was at this point that I did not like this hike. It’s a downhill slightly slanted dirt path with full exposure and nothing to break your fall. It’s very slippery and scary especially if you’re afraid of heights. It would have been helpful if I had my trekking poles. There were some areas that had rock slides therefore it was even more treacherous to cross those areas. Other than this last half mile Is the most difficult part and in my opinion it’s harder to get there then to get back.

hiking
13 days ago

I went yesterday (11-9-17) and couldn't't recommend this trail more. I have done it twice before, but this weather was perfect and the views were extraordinary. it is rated as difficult, but I would say if you are an avid hiker, this is more moderate. bring lots of water and enjoy the stunning views

hiking
14 days ago

trail running
17 days ago

What makes this trail great is it’s uniqueness... You will see amazing wildlife; last visit encountered bison, coyotes, mountain goat, whitetail herd, and a little flock of quail. Bring your good camera and be ready. The island also features some of the oldest geology on the Earth. Cool rocks and formations can be seen everywhere. The hike/run is good and slightly rigorous, but totally worth the view!

Absolutely loved this trail! Overcast day with amazing views of the Buffalo, mule deer, grouse and pronghorn. The number of 6-8 point buck was impressive and the hike itself was perfect for my four year old daughter! She loved it and we’ll definitely be back!

hiking
20 days ago

good walk

Nice and very easy trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike with a great view, perfect for early morning or late evening. Long trail but worth it

hiking
1 month ago

A great hike with 360 degree views that go on forever. The views of the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding mountains are stunning. Definitely do this hike on a clear day and in the fall, winter or spring. It would be miserable in the summer because there is no shade at all and the bugs would probably be overwhelming. I wouldn't describe this as easy but it isn't hard from a technical standpoint. It is a good climb to the top, similar in length and elevation gain to a hike to Lake Blanche. Loved it!