Bald Mountain to Great Western Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Bald Mountain to Great Western Trail is a 6.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

SO MANY FLOWERS. It's really great up there right now (June 16). Hike has variety of shade/trees and open panoramic views. Good mix of uphill/downhill both ways.

This would be a great trail for mountain biking too. Not many people on it.

hiking
4 days ago

Wildflowers are stunning right now. About 1.5 miles from the trailhead. Worth the effort.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was easy to follow but doesn't follow the map exactly. I trekked out to South Big Mountain on the way back, but there isn't a trail to that summit.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike along the ridge line. Rolling hills on the way out and back. Great views of the Wasatch mountains and an impressive array of wildflowers. Loved the diversity on this one--wildflower meadows, dry almost high desert and alpine forests. Wouldn't want to do this one on a hot summer day though--I hiked it a week ago.

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Not what I'd call easy. There's a good deal of vertical here and private property borders they last 1/3 of the trail. It's a gorgeous view though and worth the short hike.

hiking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Beautiful wildflowers. We took a group of 4 to 8 year old kids 3 weeks ago and they did great. Looks like there are 2 trails from the parking lot. We took the one left of the bathroom out to a beautiful meadow. It was exactly 3.6 round trip. Mostly in the sun with a gradual incline that was nice with kids.

trail running
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Nice super runnable trail. I've never seen this area except during hunting season.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

It was a fairly easy home with little scenery as you hike, compared to others in the area. A nice hike nonetheless.

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
Saturday, May 20, 2017

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

trail running
Saturday, August 20, 2016

recorded Track - Aug 07, 01:26 PM

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 08, 2013