Baer Creek Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kaysville, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
The trail used for the Bair Gutsman race that goes from the base of the mountains in Fruit Heights to Francis Peak. Steep climbs, great views, and a challenging race.
great workout would do it again!
did anyone find the cave the introduction refers to?
Tough hike. It definitely deserves the hard rating.
Nice trail, great scenery. But not a good trail for running. For me, most of it was too steep an technical to run, though I am am extra careful not to reinjure my knee. I did slip/trip three times.
As other reviewers mentioned this trail is steep. The first third less steep. Also the switchbacks on the map must be overgrown because we never saw the switchbacks. the trail just went straight up where the switchback were supposed to be. All of the other recorded routes show this straight up too. Much of the trail is shaded except for the first and last sections. Also near the top there was a lot of noise from atv's and trucks on the road to Francis Peak. View of the shrinking great salt lake are amazing. You can climb higher to the ridge and see to the east clear to the Uinta mountains.
The trail was very steep and arduous but well worth the effort. In the shade of the Radar Tower the breeze is chilling and refreshing. Coming down is hard on the knees and joints. It looks like someone has done a lot of work improving the trail recently as the trail was clearly defined all the way to the top. At the last crossing (crossing heading South) I filled up my canteens with 3 liters of water. It was just enough. I wouldn't go with less than that per person.
Difficult but so worth the views! Be prepared to cross the creek. It was high in some areas. Sunscreen, hat and plenty of water is a must!
Went in Mid March after about 1.5 miles in path was covered in snow pushed on for a lil to a 2nd creek crossing (no bridge) and was unsure of the trails direction. Would definitely do again next time I am out here.