Reviews (386)
Photos (1156)
Recordings (267)
Mark Lewis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jul 10 2020
Hiking

Always a great hike! It’s hot now, but no snow or insufferable bugs. Just a pleasant, beautiful day at high elevation!

View Mark's Recording
Gary Koehly
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri Jul 10 2020
HikingBugsNo shadeRockyScramble
View Gary's Recording
Kriss Milner
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarWed Jul 08 2020
Hiking

This is a cool as heck hike, pretty steep with very little foot traffic. The first third of the hike is heavily wooded, then you hit open mountain meadows (it would make an awesome ski resort) finally you get out of the tree line with incredible views of the valley and other peaks, you are totally exposed before you hit the peak.

Austin G.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jul 06 2020
HikingRockySnow

Make sure to stay to the left after the first creek crossing, but otherwise the trail is not difficult to follow. Trail will take you within feet of the summit. Very rocky for the last half. Still some snow left as of July 6 but not much. Last 4 miles of the road to Loop Camground is a dirt road, but should be manageable in just about any car provided you take it slow.

Troy Wardle
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jul 05 2020
HikingOver grownRocky

Went on July 4, 2020 with my Wife and daughter. Beautiful day! This was a very difficult trail for last half to top but the sights were beautiful. Make sure after you cross creek that you stay to left to see sign to follow trail. Very rocky and steep to get to saddle and same after saddle. Just when you think you may be close, more to go. I recommend having a map downloaded on phone as my daughter did. That helped a lot!!! There is a bit of snow after saddle at top of next ridge. Be careful as my Wife took a fall there but was fortunate to keep going. Very windy at saddle and rest of way to top. Lots of great views. We were slow hiking this day and spent about 11 hours round trip. Make sure you take lots of water and some food and be as prepared as you can.

Christi Jones
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSun Jun 28 2020
HikingBugsNo shadeOver grownRocky

This is probably my new favorite hike. It is absolutely beautiful. The views were amazing and so were the rolling hills. I can’t wait to do this one again. The lake was also really peaceful. The first mile is shaded and the rest is exposed. Lots of flies in the spots where there is horse poop. My GPS said this hike was just under 8 miles round trip and that it is actually 3100 feet of overall elevation gain. Just FYI...I did this with my 17 year old nephew and he did great, but I wouldn’t call this a kid friendly hike for kids about 12 and under. It gets a bit steep in parts and the trail can get pretty narrow and overgrown as well.

Jed Winder
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 27 2020
Hiking

With 3 of my kids. Great mountain!

View Jed's Recording
Alan Healey
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 27 2020

Summited yesterday with my 2 dogs(One is a 3 month old Lab). Great hike with a lot of shade for the first half. No need for spikes as most snow is melted. I brought mine but made it just fine without having to use them.

Liz T.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFri Jun 26 2020
Hiking

Great views of the Tooele Valley!

View Liz 's Recording
Daniel Hilker
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jun 22 2020
Hiking

Pretty clearly marked path throughout. Beautiful scenery the entirety of the hike, and awesome reward with the lake at the end. Took about 5 hours round trip, two people and two medium dogs. Quite a few flies by the lake, but nothing unbearable.

Oscar Nila
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSat Jun 20 2020
HikingBugsMuddyRockyScramble
View Oscar's Recording
Stephen Nelson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarFri Jun 19 2020
Hiking

My wife and I hiked this trail starting Friday evening at about 6, and finished Saturday about 5. North to South. So, a little less than a day. Weather was perfect the entire time. We hiked about 8 miles Friday night, and camped at the top of the ridge north of North Willow canyon. Started back up at about 7:30 Saturday morning. Those first 8 miles on Friday night were quite enjoyable. There was a lot of hiking in the open, along ridges. Nice views of the Great Salt Lake and it’s islands, and Tooele Valley. Not at ton of relentless up and down. Quite pleasant. Lovely sunset and sunrise. Highly recommended. The last 16 miles also afford some breathtaking sights. As you climb out of South Willow Canyon, Deseret Peak looms stark and beautiful. As we came to the top of Box Elder Pass, I was stunned by the view before me. I had no idea this valley was nestled up in these mountains. But make no mistake, those 16 miles were difficult, as we climbed and descended three ridges in rapid succession. By the time we finished the fourth ridge, we were exhausted. Maybe that says more about our condition than the trail, but I’d make a case that this is a difficult hike. The reason is that before being a good hiking trail, this is an excellent dirt bike trail, which means few switchbacks as you go up and down the ridges. Instead, trails often go straight up the mountainside. Great for dirt bikes. Harder for hiking. If you’re hiking, be aware that for several hours mid-to-late Saturday morning, between South Willow Canyon and the top of Box Elder Pass, we had to step off the trail many times for dirt bikes. It lasted for perhaps 2.5 or 3 hours. The last portion of the day, as we descended in that last beautiful canyon, there weren’t many dirt bikes. The dirt bikers were generally courteous, but be aware that at certain times of the day, in certain locations, there will be noise, and you will be stepping off the trail. This is not to be critical of dirt bikers. It goes with the territory of a mixed-use trail. But if you’re looking for peace and quiet, maybe time your hike through this portion of the canyon for a different time of day, or even during the week. Anyway, I’ve lived within view of this mountain range for about 19 years. It’s a shame it took me so long to take this hike. Doing it in 23 hours was probably a bit much for us. It would probably be fantastic as a 2-night trip. Not giving five stars because of the difficulty that arises from going straight up the mountains, instead of using switch backs. But overall, definitely worth doing. Oh, a few other notes: -The road to the northern trailhead was pretty good. We drove up to it in a Honda Insight--a little car with low clearance. I don't remember hearing any rocks hit the bottom. -Water was fine. But one South of South Willow canyon, it was harder to come by--although there were several stock tanks. I was nervous about taking water from the stock tanks; I didn't know if it was suitable for filtering and consumption. It appears from reading another review that perhaps it's fine to take water from the stock tanks? I'll have to look into that more. -Not a single mosquito. -No snow. -Trail was generally in good condition. -Saw one deer. Tons of birds. Some rabbits. Cows are funny, how they look at you dumbly as you walk by. Some scatter even though you don't make a move toward them. Goofy animals.

Cathy Romy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jun 13 2020
Hiking

Beautiful scenery, a few creeks and a rewarding lake view

View Cathy's Recording
Monica B.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jun 13 2020
HikingRocky

I hiked the entire trail yesterday. It never stops being beautiful. The south section is the prettiest and also has the rigorous ascent/decent. But it's worth every step. Most of the trail is rocky and has a lot of tree roots. Northern section (Medina Flats north) has more exposure. I wouldn't recommend it in the hotter months. Medina Flats to Big Hollow is wooded with beautiful Aspen groves, pine and lush meadow's. Access to Big Hollow is rugged and I recommend high clearance and 4x4 if you have it. All other trailheads are accessible by car. It's a beautiful hike.

Phee Bojack
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSat Jun 13 2020
Hiking

Lost the trail and did scramble. Stay in the trial and it’s all good. Few snow patches but starting around 11 the snow was slushy and could step through and up and down it. What a view!!

View Phee's Recording
Lyman Woollens
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarTue Jun 09 2020
HikingIcySnow

Perfect day after a storm. Probably 4-6 inches up top. Turned slush at 1pm. Happy to have kahtoolas and ice axe for glissading. Bring a wind breaker and either strap on crampons Or kahtoolas

Cache MACS
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMon Jun 08 2020
HikingBugsMuddyScrambleSnow

This is the route I took Friday. This is a beautiful hike. My track put me right at 10 miles. I went up North side and down the south. Lots of snow to slide down on the way back.

Showing results 1 - 17 of 386