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Best trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah? AllTrails has 500 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 273 moderate trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest ranging from 0.9 to 72.9 miles and from 4,445 to 11,935 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System. It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the larges population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front. The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres. It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; and Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming. Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking. Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System.

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Map of trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Acreage:
2169596 acres
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Top trails (500)
#1 - Bells Canyon Trail to Lower Falls
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Note: As of September 2019, if you're hiking to Big Baldy, the trail is closed not long after after the 2nd water crossing. They are doing major work on the trail. Because this trail lies within a prShow more
#2 - Donut Falls Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 34 m
NOTE: Currently the parking area for this trail is closed due to COVID-19. You can still park down the road and walk in. Please check with the park for updates.Show more
#3 - Adams Canyon Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Adams Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Kaysville, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and naturShow more
#4 - Horsetail Falls Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 40 m
Horsetail Falls is a short but steep hike that climbs up a wooded canyon to a spectacular cascading waterfall. The hike is located in northern Utah in the city of Alpine just above the rodeo grounds. Show more
#5 - Grandeur Peak East Trail from Church Fork
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 24 m
If you drive up into the canyon, there is a $5 fee The trailhead starts at the end of the Church Fork picnic area road. If the picnic area is closed, park outside and walk along the picnic area road Show more
#6 - Cecret Lake Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 1 h
Note: The Albion base area may close seasonally. Road blocks off about 15 minutes down from the trailhead. Road to the trailhead is currently CLOSED until July 20. Due to extremely limited parking aShow more
#7 - Mount Timpanogos via Timpooneke Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 12.8 mi • Est. 7 h 9 m
There are two main trails to the top of Timpanogos, one of the most popular hiking destinations in Utah. This is the Timpooneke trail to the towering summit of Mt. Timpanogos. This challenging trail bShow more
#8 - Lake Mary Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Lake Mary Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activiShow more
#9 - Salt Lake Overlook via Desolation Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Please note rules regarding pets: Dogs must be on leash on even days and can be off leash on odd days. It is important to bring proper bags to clean up after pets.Show more
#10 - Scout Falls via Mount Timpanogos Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 26 m
As of June 2020, the Alpine Loop is currently open for the season. $6.00 fee, Card only, No CashShow more
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