Alpine Pond Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Alpine Pond Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Brian Head, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
252 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Delightful loop trail to pond, flowers, magnificent view of Cedar Breaks No matter how conditioned or experienced of a hiker you are, I've got to call this one a mod-strenuous; if only due to the high elevation (over 10,500') and proximity to the unguarded edge of the Cedar Breaks, with it's 2,500 ft. drop. Although Bryce, Zion & the Grand Canyon are better known than Cedar Breaks, this is the center of where it all happened! The Hurricane Fault created the Grand Staircase, and is what the "Break" refers to. This wonderful little trail is a micro-view of what the area has to offer. This self-guided (buy guide at either trailhead) hike takes you past volcanic (rhyolitic tuff) rocks & rubble, a sinkhole, the pond (look for water insects, marmots, deer, elk, their tracks -- listen to hear the spring that feeds the pond), alpine forest (spruce, fir, pine, aspen, Bristlecones -- observe ravages of the bark beetle), wildflowers (lupine, mountain bluebell, paintbrush, yellow bush, penstemon), amphitheatre (unique unobstructed views), meadows!

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16 days ago

Hiked the upper trail. Just a note, signs said no dogs allowed, even on leash.

Fairly easy

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2 months ago

Lower loop is gorgeous, definitely check it out! Upper is relatively boring but would be good for trail running.

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11 months ago

Easy hike but narrow in places. Took my 3-year-old and she did great.

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11 months ago

Easy walk. Great for families with kids. The pond looks fantastic in the fall.

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