Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

hiking
3 days ago

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.

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.

Hiked on Wednesday evening, Sept 12, 2018. Wildfires were active in the Nebo area but this was trail open. Follows a creek for a few hundred feet then veering uphill through woods. Appears to have good shade cover for most of trail up to intersect with Loafer mtn trail. Pretty mix of scrub oak, aspens and evergreens. Really worn trail with moderate slopes and a few steeper areas that have switchbacks. Appears to have lots of mountain bikers on this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Shram Creek trail on Sept 2, 2018 up to Rock Springs trail then turned east to Lizard Lake trail and back down Lizard Lake trail to start of Shram Creek. Made for a nice out and back loop. Shram Creek Trail has some beautiful mature aspen groves and a large, very scenic meadow about half way up where you can see the Amos Backbone cliffs quite well. Nice mix of evergreens and aspens. About 60-70% shade along entire route. Except for a little trickle in Shram Creek way up where it crosses Rock Springs trail, the creeks were all dry in Sept and Lizard Lake was a tiny mud hole. It appears in spring or early summer that you'll cross several streams. Shram Creek trail is well marked. The lower turn-off trail intersect from Shram Creek trail to Lizard Lake trail is not currently marked but well used and easy to follow. Lower sections of Lizard Lake trail (below the lake) are a bit steeper than Shram Creek Trail in parts therefore makes a better 'return' route if heading down-hill. There's also an upper part of the Lizard Lake trail that is marked with trail signs and connects from Nebo Loop Road down to the Rock Springs Trail, then follow Rock Springs trail east to Lizard Lake (which is really just a small pond in the spring and drys up in mid-to-late summer). If choosing between two trails that lead to about the same spot I would take Shram Creek Trail over Lizard Lake trail (in areas below the lake).

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
1 month ago

Scenic trail through aspens, pines, and meadows. Take Santaquin Canyon gravel road about 1/2 mile from Nebo Loop road to marked trail head for Rock Springs trail. Follow Rock Springs trail downslope about 1/3 mile until Kuntz Flat trail forks to the left. Some short but steep switchbacks then heads down to Kuntz Flat meadow and stream. A short ways down from the meadow the trail intersects with Sheepherder Hill trail #099. Downslope nearly the entire way to the Sheepherder trail. Moderate incline back up to starting point except a few hundred yards of steep switchbacks. Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Take Rock Springs trail from gravel road about 1/3 mile. Kuntz Flat trail veers to the left (NW) and heads down hill towards a very pretty meadow and trickle of a stream. Trail continues past Kuntz Flat to intersect with Sheepherder Hill trail #099.

hiking
2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty walk.

hiking
3 months ago

It was beautiful and would have been nice if we didn’t have our littles with us. I would say this hike is for 6 and up. It is a steady incline and a little long for little people. We enjoyed it nonetheless. We would go back and complete it. Never saw hikers only bikers and horses.

Loved this trail. Dry, no traffic on a Wednesday. Wear mosquito repellent! The first .5 is thick with them! Plenty of shade on this trail. Can't wait to go again soon.

horseback riding
4 months ago

Beautiful

mountain biking
4 months ago

Great trail for mountain biking, mostly downhill, difficulty is intermediate

Awesome trail! The creek itself is beautiful all throughout.

hiking
11 months ago

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.

mountain biking
Sunday, October 08, 2017

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

Monday, August 28, 2017

super fun trail. lots of rock sections and bunch of views.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Super muddy right now.

Monday, March 20, 2017

right now the whole trails covered in snow, so half the time we didn't know where to go. was pretty, but I'd save this one for summer

hiking
Sunday, October 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

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

The trail is mostly shaded and does not have many places where you can see out of the trees. When you can you are able to see Mt Nebo in the distance. There are a number of switchbacks that make the 1,500ft climb easier. Difficulty is always relative but for an individual hiker experience but after 40+ years of hiking I would rate this hike as moderate. There were no really steep climbs and when it does get steep there are switchbacks. Hikers, Horses, Mountain Bikes and Motorcycles are allowed on this trail. I thought it would be very busy but only saw 4 motorbike and 1 horse rider.

hiking
Friday, July 03, 2015

This is right next to grotto falls. It is pleasant if you are trying to steer away from other people!

hiking
Saturday, February 28, 2015

My sister and I went and February, funny thing is we thought we are on a different trail. We were looking for a waterfall, we never found it. There are many beautiful views on this hike. We were the only ones there that day. We will definitely be back next fall.
If you go during the winter, make sure to wear some kind of footwear that has grip. Many snowy ice patches and very slippery mud.

mountain biking
2 months ago

trail running
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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