Explore the most popular nature trips 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 months 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.

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 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
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

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