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

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21 days ago

WOW! Hiking the ridge has been something I have wanted to do for years! We knew this would be a difficult hike, and have done many other hikes this summer, but we still underestimated it. With one member of our group suffering from the altitude, it took part of our group much longer to reach Box Elder Peak than we had planned on. But what an incredible view when we got there! Very rewarding! Parts of the trail were overgrown, but passable on the Rattlesnake side. However, we ran into a problem when we realized that the young'uns in the group had sucked down most of their water on the way up the trail, instead of rationing it in little sips along the way... by the time we got to where Derek Ford had left his water bottles, we were almost out of water. Not knowing who's they were, how long they had been there, or if someone had hiked ahead and was going to be coming back for them, we only took one, but was extremely grateful for it. (We figured even if they had been there for months, we had a water filter and it would be fine. haha In hind sight we should have taken three. Thanks, Derek!) As we headed out across the ridge the wind had stopped and the sun was full force. Not a good combination. I would do this hike again, but with a few modifications. 1. Be even more prepared physically for the steep ascent. 2. Every person pack a gallon of water, split into two chunks, one for the way up, one for the rest of the trek. 3. Cooler time of year 4. Electrolyte packets came in handy. We ended up coming down the Coldwater Trail to get off the ridge and out of the sun, but the first mile down was tough. Lots of bushwacking. Overall an awesome hike, but it is definitely difficult!

hiking
1 month ago

This time instead of going up from Mendon to the Cone and back we hiked the entire thing. We stayed a night at Stewart Pass hunting and continued up the the Wellsville Cone for another night of hunting. Someone left there tent up there...shameful. Me and my son intended on getting a buck (we have been up four times prior and found them) but this time we didnt see any unfortunately. The Rattle Snake side of the trail is steep steep in a three or four places but really excellent other than that. The Mendon side is way more overgrown but not as steep. The ridge is absolutely amazing. I grew up in Honeyville so I may be a little biased. spend a day hiking this trail. You wont regret it.

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over grown
1 month ago

I have hiked this trail four times this summer and stayed overnight twice. Without a natural water source, staying longer than a couple days in the summer is difficult. The trail up to "The Rock" is pleasant for the first mile. The next 1.5-2 miles is getting more overgrown everytime I head up. Wear pants and watch out for snakes (saw two on the way down under headlamp in darkness). From the rock to Box Elder peak it is very nice. Cool breeze keeps the heat low and dries sweaty clothes. My 8 year old son has hiked this twice with me as well. I wish it had a natural spring somewhere. Good shade opportunity up to the rock. The ridge has limited shade every so often. Good challenging trail.

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over grown
1 month ago

Amazing hike. Trail is overgrown in Deep Canyon and hard to maneuver through but the views on top are worth it. Make sure to wear pants or convertibles.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty canyon. Lots of wild raspberries and big aspen in the first half. Then it opens up. It is quite steep in several places, especially the last quarter mile. I’d say about 2/5ths of the trail is through undergrowth that reaches knee to waist height and 1/6th of the trail is from waist height to shoulder height. Definitely wear closed toed shoes and pants. Gorgeous view from the top.

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bugs
no shade
over grown
2 months ago

7/21/19 Leave earlier than you were planning. We got on the mountain at 7am and it was way too hot by the time we were headed down. Wear pants -lots of overgrown parts. And the biting flies were pretty bad. Take extra water. The views were worth it but I am hurting, it was a challenging hike for me.

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bugs
2 months ago

Great hike with the best views of Cache Valley you're going to get. Incredible visibility on the west side too, you could see almost the entire way to Ogden. A few flies, but nothing too bad. Pants were nice, but probably can do it in shorts and long socks if you perfer. Sunny in a lot of spots so wear sunblock!

hiking
2 months ago

From the rattle snake side it's a solid climb the first 4 miles. lots of brush. Consider pants.

My friends and I hiked this two days ago. We parked a car at each end to shuttle ourselves and hiked north to south (Deep Canyon to Rattlesnake). Going this direction means that you peak the cone and Box Elder Peak towards the end and then start the descent down Rattlesnake. The north end up to the saddle is shaded, the ridge is exposed and brushy enough that you’ll want pants, and the south end is steep and fully exposed. I definitely suggest hiking poles and knee compression sleeves! There were a few sketchy patches of snow on the trail near the cone and up to Box Elder, but we were able to circumvent them. This hike is one of the most memorable and rewarding that I’ve done around Logan, definitely recommend!!

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no shade
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

Came down this trail over the weekend. The trail has a bunch of loose rocks anywhere from 2-8 inches. That made coming down so challenging. The trail is also very overgrown in places. We went up Coldwater Canyon that starts over in Honeyville. That trail was excellent.

very hard but rewarding

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muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty solid trail, kinda steep but not too bad. Went up it for Ruffed Grouse last October. flushed a couple of em.i didn’t head to the top but the trail is pretty well used so it’s noticeable.

I started from Rattlesnake Canyon, which offered plenty of shade until nearly the top. Some stretches of trail were heavily overgrown with vegetation, to the point that I had to feel my way with my feet through six-foot-high growth. Once on the ridge, things open up to probably some of the best views of Cache Valley and the north end of the Salt Lake.

Loved it. Finished in 5.5 hours and ran into two or three people. Amazing hike in the fall. Got snowed on at the top ridge a little. One of my favorite hikes ever and I go hiking at least three times a week. The forest service was clearing some of the overgrown brush but with pant it didn’t matter at all wear pants and long sleeves and maybe 5% of the trail was overgrown (definitely exaggerated by some in previous reviews). To be so high up in the clouds and seeing the entire Cache Valley and Boxelder County was breathtaking. Definitely a bucket list hike I’ve wanted to do for years. I hike very often and it left my legs sore due to the steep climb and descent.

hiking
Thursday, August 30, 2018

pretty good trail, easy enough to follow, but pretty steep. the views from the top are pretty awesome. you can see all of cache county and down into Ogden/Brigham City area. the first mile or so is in the shade. there is about a 2 mile stretch where the trail is incredibly overgrown, so wear pants or be prepared for some scratched up legs. overall fun hike. my group (all early 20's ascended in 2:45 and descended in 1:40.

Friday, August 17, 2018

The warnings about the overgrown trail are not exaggerated. There are a couple of miles of enjoyable trail on the ridge but I’m not sure if it was worth it.

Monday, July 30, 2018

I loved this hike! We started at 4am on 7/6 to catch the sunrise, didn't quite make it to the top on time but were pretty high up. It took the young adults who have done this hike a few times about 2 1/2 hrs (we sent them ahead about halfway up). It took us old adults about 3 hrs, maybe a little more to get to the top. It is very overgrown, so wear pants, and there's stinging nettle. We went early enough we didn't have too many bugs or snakes and it wasn't too hot, but if we would have gone later I could see that being a problem. The trail is NOT marked super great, but is always there. There was one spot near the beginning we had to figure out which way to go. We were a bit sore for a couple of days after, it's fairly steep, but the views up top are spectacular and the wildflowers and scenery along the way are amazing!

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2018

This was a bucket list hike. Do it once, I guess, to say you've done it. Never do it again. Ok views are awesome. But!! The trails are soooo overgrown seriously you are going straight uphill and you have to ALSO PUSH through bushes. Pretty much half the hike is this way. WEAR PANTS! Bring lots of water. Start earlier than you think you should. The other thing as of today, July 7th, there were so many horse flies that take chunks out of your skin and tsetse flies that bite. It is almost redonkulous. No. It is redonkulous. It makes you want to die, but if you did they'd never find your body because the flies would eat you. They'd only find your back pack. This was THE WHOLE WAY down deep canyon. You could not stop to rest or you'd get eaten by flies. Not mosquitos. Flies. That bite. Did I say that before? I think if I did this again I'd just got to box elder Peak and then go back the same way I came up. I mean, it's kind of fun walking all along the ridgeline and it's scary sometimes, which is, indeed exhilarating, but probably not worth the flies. Also. This trail takes you to mendon peak. That's it. When you see a big rock on the left and a trail going down the hill take it. That is deep canyon. Don't keep taking this trail to the end unless you do want to hike mendon peak. Or you could take he maple one down. That would shave some unnecessary miles. I'm sure it's equally fly-ish and steep and overgrown so no big deal. That's all. Hope this is helpful

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Beautiful in June.

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