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Barney Peak via Pass Canyon is a 11.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tooele, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 11.6 mi Elevation gain 3,402 ft Route type Out & Back
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Pass Canyon is a south facing canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains of Utah. There is a trail that leads to a pass next to Barney Peak that can be hiked, best from the north side. Start from the Churchwood Road trailhead in Pine Canyon. Massive rock formations mixed with patches of gamble oak and big tooth maple in the canyon bottom and north facing slopes. South facing slopes dominated by curl leaf mahogany as well as oak. Wildflowers are profuse in the spring with mule's ears, balsam root, indian paintbrush, scarlet gilia, among others. A large and diverse population of butterflies also can be seen, especially in June. Golden eagles, wild turkeys, grouse, scrub jays, crows, and many other species of birds are there as well. Not a heavily trafficked canyon. This is a relatively wild canyon for being so close to a decent sized community. The canyon gets hot in July and August because it predominantly faces south.

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Jed Winder
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Running

One of the best peaks to be able to overlook SL valley via Tooele.

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River Water
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HikingOver grownRocky

Its an ok trail, I didnt get to the top due to hunger setting in and it was hot so my energy was draining quickly. saw alot of grass hoppers and squirrels. The trail goes up n up with hardly any shade. drove as far as i could on the dirt road till i came to a gate and started trekking from there. This trail is fun to get to due to the off roading you can do, lots of off road trails as well out that way if youre into that.

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Scott F
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HikingNo shadeOver grownRocky

Drive as far as you can before walking, you'll thank yourself on the return. Half the trail is overgrown but still manageable and easy to follow. Great view at the top but still trying to figure out if it was worth it. I brought 10 bottles of water and ran out with two miles to go.

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Dustin Tavolazzi
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Hiking

I wouldn’t call it a destination and it’s hot of course but a pretty looking more wild type of hike. Saw plenty of spiders turkeys and deer. From the gate where maps had me start I needed my truck luckily I didn’t take my car. If you take a car you’re parking at the gate and walking a couple miles down the road to the trees and trail.

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Cory Parks
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Hiking

Good trail. Nothing exciting to make it a destination trail, but great if you are close by. Has some bushes growing onto the trail in spots, so a machete or shears would be handy. I started at 7 a.m. to beat the sun - worked perfectly and was only exposed to heavy sun for the last couple miles after coming out of the canyon.

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Brett User
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This is a great trail. There is a trail the whole way until you get within about a quarter mile. Then it's a scramble on the final stretch. But the views overlooking the copper mine, the Salt Lake Valley and Tooele Valley make this a great one!

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Jed Winder
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Mark Stone
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Ed Tucker
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Nick Heeringa
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Jed Winder
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