Pretty steep to begin with, but gets easy about half way up. I did lone peak via Jacobs ladder one week prior, so this was a lot easier in comparison. Hit snow at probably 8000 feet. Cabin is pretty cool though and worth it. Water in a few places too, so no need to overpack. Saw that guys big daddy pizza box too. Ha

The hike up is fairly steep with lots of switchbacks. Good views and break spots. Brought a 24" Big Daddies Pizza up, so it was a little tougher than probably needed. The cabin is in average condition with lots of tools and materials inside if needed. Left the front of the pizza box as art in the cabin. Jove cut his foot, which wasn't very cool, but overall the hike was cool.

trail running
4 months ago

Went early this morning from Orson Smith Trailhead up Cherry Canyon. First four miles up are fairly relentless and the scenery is average at best. According to my Garmin the Outlaw cabin was 5.5 miles from Orson parking lot. There is a spring with decent water flow around mile 4 and that is the only drinkable water I saw, everything else was dry. I kept going to Enniss Peak and down Jacobs Ladder. Total trip was approx 11 miles and 3:45 with stops. The cabin is in good shape with left over water, matches, emergency blankets, wood, etc. Very cool hike and will do again.

Me and my 71 year old father decided to start up the lone peak trail at 8:30 and just hike for a couple of hours then turn back. Well, we got greedy and decided to go for the Outlaw Cabin we had heard about. Amazing hike. Beautiful views, nice and cool for much of the day. It took us five hours to get there, with lots of breaks along the way. The cabin is real and is pretty cool. Yes, there is a Book of Mormon inside. We drank straight from the clear steam that runs close by. The hike down took longer than expected. Even though the Cherry Canyon trail is supposed to be less steep and easier than Jacob’s Ladder, it’s still steep enough in many parts that we had to slow down. We only had three cliff bars so got pretty tired towards the end of the day. And the heat at the lower elevations wore on us quite a bit. But we made it. Next time we’ll prepare a bit better. Well, next time we’ll try to summit Lone Peak. Highly recommend this hike!

Overall a tough hike. Is there really a cabin up there? I went 4.5 miles in, trail became snow covered and a little sketchy. Turned back, disappointment to not see the cabin or anything else up there. Other hikers in front of me seemed to vanish in the ether, no footsteps in the snow, no other obvious trail routes, puzzling

trail running
8 months ago

Super awesome trail, definitely a dig but the views are gorgeous!

I’m not sure what trail we were on, my boyfriend and I just parked by Hidden Valley Park. On the stroll with our dogs we passed a trail that said dogs allowed so we followed it. According to a stranger on my Instagram post we were on Bonneville Shoreline Trail and said dogs aren’t allowed. However, I can assure you, while there were a few signs saying no dogs allowed on specific trails, we did find one that said they were allowed on another one. It was a beautiful hike, I’d say pretty easy. Lots of kids, runners, bikers and plenty of dogs. I think it just depends on the trail you go on, so be sure to keep walking further until you find one that allows dogs :)

Plan my day around going on this hike drive 40 miles it saids digs on leash when you get there it saids NODOGS. Very disappointing

Monday, November 27, 2017

This is a nice hike in the fall or spring when other trails might be covered in snow or ice. The views are pretty decent but it would be aggravating to do this hike on a polluted day in the valley. There are lots of side trails along the way and the bear canyon spur is quite pretty. This would be a miserable hike in the heat —there is very little shade. A great choice for trail running and mountain biking. Good for all ages. It’s pretty easy and you can go for as short or as long as you like.

I do some trail running along this trail often in the mornings. Pretty open, so no good cover really, but plenty of space to run with friends.

A pretty hike in the fall.

trail running
Monday, September 18, 2017

It is an okay trail. No shade so go In the evening or early morning.

Monday, August 07, 2017

This is the trail I took to Lone Peak, so the cabin served as a solid stopping point to adjust my pack and eat a solid lunch. The only part of this trail I actually enjoyed was when it finally came into Bear Canyon, a little over 4 miles in. The first four miles were mind-numbing, exposed, and full of terribly steep, washed-out switchbacks which seems to defeated purpose of switchbacks (to provide a bit of stable relief from steepness and to protect the conditions of the trails). The trail crosses 3 water sources, which is great for a hot day, and Bear Canyon is stunning. The cabin itself is spooky at most but has sadly been pretty trashed. If you're going to do this trail, you may as well pick up the trail on the South side of the cabin and go on to Lone Peak to feel like you've really accomplished something.

trail running
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Super hot in the afternoon without shade, but nice when it's cooler.

Pretty nice hike. Only a couple of people of the trail. Not much shade unfortunately and today was a hot one. Def a hike I will do again in the fall.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

The trail is a very good trail. Wide, very little rock and tree stumps and only a couple of downed trees. When you to high enough to get into the trees it's very beautiful. Great view of Salt Lake, Utah County and of coarse the amazing granite spires of Lone Peak and the surrounding area. The cabin currently has a new American Flag to celebrate Independence Day. Returned down the Trail of the Eagle for a great loop hike

Thursday, July 06, 2017

last Sunday hike was good.ran out of water coming back down. took 3 liters should have filled up at the several springs crossing the trail. very hot at lower alt. up high, high 70's to low 80's with light to moderate wind. great day!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

This is a great trail if you start at the trail head by draper park , the section between 12600 s and the draper park is tricky to get to . My advice is to start at the trail head

mountain biking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Not great for mountain biking. Lots of hikers, trail runners and dogs. And, steep and rocky in a lot of places.

Beautiful views & dog friendly. Trails are nice & dry for the season!

It's a climb from the trailhead to the Shoreline trail. Once on actual trail is easy and a good trail. Because we started after sun set we only saw 3 people and they were all returning to the trailhead. We only hiked until the trail crossed the Alpine Draper road and there is a parking lot. It was dark by then and we look back where we have been and was suprised to seen many headlamp. Turn out it was a group of 20-30 mountain bikers the whole trail was lit up with bike lamps and headlamps. It was a beautiful sight. We decided to return by way of the Alpine-Draper Road and the Aqueduct trail. Glad we did because the same group returned on the shoreline trail. We would have had to step of the trail to let them pass. It was a nice loop

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Very well maintained and relatively smooth

Monday, February 13, 2017

This is a well maintained running/walking path. It's paved and runs along the TRAX line with plenty of places for water and restroom breaks. As it continues south past the last stop it becomes less crowded.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

last november we hiked this trail it was pretty easy with small inclines here and there. my 4 year old had an easy time as well as myself considering that I was 38 weeks pregnant at the time.
The trail is located right above Hidden Valley Park has been my go to trial when my son and I need to get out of the house. We normally just hike to the bridge and back which takes about 15 minutes to get to at our slow passe. On a good day we will hike past the bridge that takes you on a narrow trail that sits right on a little drop off making it possible to see all of Salt Lake Valley as you walk along. And on our way back to the car we always stop to play at the park at the head of the trail, there is also a black path that raps around the park that is good for bike riding with little ones as well. And there is a bathroom with a nice pavilion for BBQs.
You will also find a lot of trail runners on this trail I would say that it is great for trail running seeing that it is reasonably flat and the stream at the bridge makes a nice resting spot.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Looks like Corner Canyon made the list of top scariest places in Utah!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

eh, sorta boring in that it's dusty and open most of the way, plus you see the city, golf course, and people the whole time. kind of detracts from the outside appeal of hiking.

Friday, August 19, 2016

We like to start our hike at the Hidden Valley Park which is one of the trailheads for Bonneville Shoreline. To get to the cool suspension bridge head south and it's probably 1.5 miles away. My kids did it at 3 and 6 years old. It it usually takes us 2 hours or so. There is a blasted out rock you have to go through and rocks to play on.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

great time, I'm a beginner so the first part was challenging. once we reached the BST it was easy and fun, no shade but a great breeze was always blowing.

This would be a great early morning hike or late evening hike. The view of Salt Lake county is pretty awesome. I however started this hike just before 1pm and the temperature was 90+ degrees. There's little to no coverage during the duration of this trail.

The trail is super easy and suitable for kids of all ages. Please be advised...there are SNAKES of all kinds who love to bask in the sun on the warm rocks and there has been reported rattle snakes seen in the park where you begin the hike.

On a less hot day, maybe in early spring, I may try this hike again. It was just ok.

Took mostly the Aqueduct Trail and criss crossed to BST to reach the suspension bridge. Easy hike. Aqueduct is more for the adults as there are steep drop offs, but doable for all ages. Going to take BST from Hidden Valley and see what the difference is. From what I've seen, nice easy hike but with little shade. Enjoy!

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