Andrew's Ridge to Mt. Nebo (South Peak)

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Andrew's Ridge to Mt. Nebo (South Peak) is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Nephi, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.8 miles
5,728 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


trail running



wild flowers


over grown



Strenuous but gorgeous hike. It's a 5.1 mile hike from Andrew's Ridge Trailhead just off Salt Creek Rd. to the South Peak of Mt. Nebo, and steep uphill the whole way.

1 month ago

beautiful hike but the trail is pretty hard to follow. it’s really over grown so i’d wear long pants or tall socks. it’s definitely longer than 8.8 miles... to the south summit it’s 8 miles so be prepared for 16 miles total. last 2-3 miles on the ridge are usually pretty windy and cold so bring extra clothes. i also recommend good traction on your shoes and poles for going back down.

11 months ago

long pants lots of trail overgrowth
up up up
great trail running soft soil
saw a herd of elk up high in a meadow
still some snow on trail

trail running
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Great trail, be prepared for some solid snow with some decent exposure in the early season. Snow was firm and was definitely glad I had crampons and an axe when traversing snow fields between the summits.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

What a great hike! The grade is steep in some places, especially ascending the summit after the saddle. Plenty of wildflowers all throughout the summer. Don't expect to finish this in the "expected" 5.5 hours. Took our group 7. Great views from the top and from the saddle. BEWARE - NO WATER ALONG THE TRAIL, so pack all the water you will need. I summited with my lab too, so you can take the pooch along if they have well developed pads. Last mile is loose shale, and will cut up the paws if they are rookies to hiking.

recorded mount Nebo 2018

22 days ago