Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Mount Nebo Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A little snow on the trail here and there but nothing dangerous. Went to the top and back with no problems except once following the wrong set of tracks instead of turning up toward the north peak like we wanted to. Still beautiful vistas even though almost all the fall colors are gone.

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2 months ago

I went up there today with my dog. There are some narrow bits on this trail that are “grooved” from rain water and traffic. Lots of loose rocks but it’s not steep so you should able to keep your footing. It’s very nice up there this time of year. It was very cool around 11:00am and there was a nice breeze. Very little burn scars up there but as usual the pesky grass hoppers are every.

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2 months ago

Blackhawk trail is open now. Hiked it Aug 24, 2019. Surprisingly minimal burn scars from Bald Mountain fire along the trail. Started at bottom of Blackhawk trail (next to Loafer Mtn trailhead). At the top I looped over to Jones Ranch then cut over on Box Lake trail then McClellan Lake trail to point of beginning. Made for nice 7.5 mile loop.

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3 months ago

This trail gets passed by many people who are heading to hike Mt. Nebo and that area. This is a great trail that provides excellent views and provides for a good workout if that is what you are also looking for. There are 2 places to access the trail, I would suggest going to the point by Devils Kitchen. Sadly in 2018 a massive wildfire took out much of the vegetation, so in certain spots there is not too much to look at except dead burnt trees. Give it a try I think you will enjoy it.

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rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Great hike. Real steep rocky terrain towards the top but worth it.

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closed
4 months ago

trail is currently closed by the forest service due to the 2018 wild fire

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muddy
5 months ago

A good hike when you don’t want anything to hard. It was rainy the day I did it but it was still a blast!

The road to the birdseye access point is closed

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Sat Oct 13 2018

Great hike on Oct 13, 2018. Nebo Loop road was closed due to Pole Creek fire, but able to hike Bear Canyon to top where it intersects with Nebo Loop road. Had the entire area to ourselves. Found a fantastic bear paw print on the trail. Snow near the top 1/4 of the trail and quite muddy in spots, but passable.

Sun Sep 23 2018

Nice forested trail with steady, moderate incline from Salt Creek up to the Nebo Loop road. Several stream crossings although they were dry in Sept. Very pretty fall hike.

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Sun Sep 09 2018

September 8, 2018. Hiked Bear Canyon trail from Bear Canyon campground up to Nebo Loop road and back. Forest service trail no. 132. Beautiful fall colors with good mix of evergreens, maples, and aspens. Moderate inclines and fairly well marked with just a little overgrowth onto sides of trail. Did not pass anyone on the trail even though the Nebo Loop road was fairly busy as it was a Sat afternoon. Several stream crossings although they were all dry in Sept. Quite a few trees fallen over trail and several areas with large roots or cobbles in stream bed that would make this a poor trail for mountain biking. About middle of hike there's a section of trail recently washed out by a landslide, but you're able to find way to other side slide to reach continuing trail. Great hike though. I took my time and was a little slower than normal for taking pictures and mapping the route. My AllTrails app didn't start recording correctly at the beginning (on bottom end of the trail) so didn't accurately reflect the distance or the elevation; the route is closer to 6 miles up and back - and about 1,900 ft elevation gain from bottom to top. With the fall colors among the evergreens the lower 2/3 of the trail is one of the most beautiful trail sections I've hiked in the Nebo area.

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Fri Sep 07 2018

September 7, 2018. Hiked Blackhawk trail heading NE from Blackhawk campground road down to Loafer mountain trail head on Nebo Loop road and back. Friday late afternoon and early evening...didn't pass anyone else on the trail. Saw a flock of about 30 wild turkeys. Lots of cows along trail. Moderate inclines and most areas typical of scenery around Nebo mountains. Some sections with large amounts of thistle along the trail.

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Sun Aug 26 2018

August 26, 2018 - see my recorded track w/photos. Nice moderate level hike through mix of aspens, evergreens and open meadows. Creek and meadow near bottom end of trail was really beautiful. I started at the Nebo Loop road at the Loafer Mountain trail head, then turned east on the Bennie Creek trail. Well marked and well worn trail, but found it very solitary; after we veered off Loafer Mtn trail we didn't see anyone else on Bennie Creek trail. A few steeper sections as you drop down from Loafer Mtn trail onto Bennie Creek trail but steeper grades don't last long. A few nice panoramic views but mostly trail runs along a pretty valley/meadow down to the gravel road. Stream was completely dry until 2/3 way down valley where lots of springs start to form and by the end near the gravel road there was a good stream flow, even in August. Makes for a nice 'destination' on the hike. One stream crossing that may get you wet feet in early spring, but easily crossed in August without getting wet. Lots of little beaver dams along the way. Total distance from Nebo Loop trail head to end of trail by gravel road and back was 6.7 miles. I will hike this again.

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Fri Aug 24 2018

Check out my Recording map w/photos: Blackhawk to Frank Young Canyon, Aug 24, 2018. Blackhawk is a longer trail with several spots that make good out-and-back hikes along sections of the trail. For this hike I started at Blackhawk trail head moving southwest from the parking area on Blackhawk campground road. Decent trail with good mix of aspens, pines, and scrub oak. About 80% in shade. Moderate inclines in some areas but mostly its very modest slopes. Quite a few cows and some cow paths intersect with trail, but the most used looking path is correct route. Pretty views down towards Moroni valley and occasional peaks of Nebo at times along trail. Long pants were helpful on this trail as there was quite a bit of brush and tall weeds along side of trail. I will hike this again. As this segment of the Blackhawk trail drops down then climbs back up I don't know that it would be a very good mountain bike trail.

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Sun Aug 05 2018

We took the second access to the trail. The dirt road to the forest area is really rough, but we made it in our sedan. It is a beautiful area.

Great trail, super beautiful. A river flows down the entire side of the trail, there is a part where a tree has been uprooted so where the trail was and you need to cross the stream to get to the other side. We only saw four cows while up there but with all the dung I don't doubt that there is more. The fall colors are amazing here and the sky is very clear. only downside I would say is the road to get there is very VERY narrow and can only fit one car at a time.

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Sun Oct 08 2017

Unreal. Views are incredible. Do the loop trail and come back via Jones Ranch Trail. That was the best part

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Sun Oct 02 2016

Hiked only about a mile of this trail from the Loafer Mountain Trail junction. Nice trail but there were a lot of cows in the area

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