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

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Mount Nebo Wilderness

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.

Length 8.8 mi Elevation gain 5,728 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Over grown Rocky Scramble
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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.

Uinta National Forest Supervisor's Office 88 West 100 North Provo, UT 84601 (801

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Greg Anderson
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I used the Andrews Ridge Map because I junctioned in with that route in the saddle, but I actually came up Willow Creek Canyon out of Mona. That trail was fabulous! It's mostly shaded and relatively easy to follow.

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Phil Robinson
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all trails data not accurate, 8 miles is one way, and follow the dots on the map not the all trails map. Hike started steep and stayed that way most of the time. doesn't seem very traveled the trail was very overgrown in a lot of places and we lost it a few times. don't wear shorts, some stinging nettle was in some spots. we went through a ton of water and we're grateful 4 mi in to find a very small stream that we filtered. on a positive note the flowers and view were beautiful. but it was very long very steep and bushwhacked some spots. I have to think there are better ways to get to South peak but I had a hard time finding the other trails in the app.

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Galen Godbey
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9/28/19 - Caveat Emptor: do not rely on the downloadable map for this trail. Keep driving beyond the gps stop towards a gravel parking lot with a trailhead (if coming from Nephi). Nothing about the intel here was actually right. There is a trail, but it’s 8 miles (one way) to Nebo’s peak. Not round trip. The route provided here led me on a precipitous 1-2 mile bushwhack through dense growth and gaining 2k or so vertical feet. Brutalized, I finally hit Andrew’s Ridge and sniffed out the Nebo trail (it’s all visible on the satellite layer...which I didn’t download, sadly). Anyway, from there it’s somewhat easy to follow the trail through some dense brush, but nothing like the route provided. Addendum: no mention of bears here, but I spooked a big black bear at around 9k ft. It was working it’s way down by the creek and wanted as little to do with me as I did with it. On the return route, I also crossed paths with a sizable rattlesnake that was not pleased to see me charging his way. Pics of both attached. Only a single star because the downloaded map must’ve been recorded by a crow’s flight. Views all along were fantastic and I didn’t see a single person.

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Ryan B
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I enjoy this trail, it's never been crowded when I've gone. I guess one downside to not being used as much is that it can be very overgrown in places. The worst being when you get to the oak brush, it can cut up legs fast. Highly advisable to wear pants or long socks. Be ready for a healthy incline right off the bat. You stay in shade for a majority of this trail.

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Ethan MacKay
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this is a pretty trail but very overgrown. its definitely a good idea to wear pants. there arent many people, I didn't see another soul the entire time. didn't quite make it to the top because of the weather, but I'll be back :)

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sage larson
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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.

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Allen Berg
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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

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Brian Hoskisson
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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.

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Steve Oswald
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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.

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Marc Nicholas
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Rebecca Doller
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Cami Zahajko
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Heidi Hansen
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Daniel Young
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Nicholas Wrzesinski
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