Bald Mountain to Great Western Trail

MODERATE 15 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1640 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
22 days 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
1 month ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 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
5 months ago

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
5 months ago

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

trail running
Saturday, August 20, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

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
Saturday, June 08, 2013