Ben Lomond Peak via North Skyline Trail

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Ben Lomond Peak via North Skyline Trail is a 14.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 14.9 miles Elevation Gain: 3,618 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no shade

Starting location is the North Ogden Divide Trailhead.

Very steep! Nice views!

hiking
4 days ago

Beautiful hike with a great view of the valley. We made it most of the way by braving our way through several patches of snow. There was too much snow to find a practical way to the peak. But still worth it.

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

We got 3.5 miles in before the snow stopped us. The wildflowers were beautiful, and it was a very good hike! Can’t wait to complete it in a few weeks.

hiking
19 days ago

Lots of spring wildflowers are out, as well as the tent caterpillars. Still quite a bit of snow higher up. Went 4 miles before deciding to turn around and give it a shot later when the snow has melted.

It was a nice overcast day so the trail wasn’t too hot. Otherwise it would have been pretty hot. We only went 2 miles up the. Turned around so I don’t know about the rest of the trail but the first 2 miles has a lot of loose rocks, which makes it cumbersome. The incline wasn’t bad and it is beautiful!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

great hike today. only went 2.7 miles up and the rain turned me around. looking forward to doing the entire hike in a couple weeks.

Awesome hike! Ran into snow about 1.5 up and headed off trail up the ridge at that point. Great hike and views into Ogden Valley. https://youtu.be/X8Wl80cYjlI

hiking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

Great trail! You’ll feel an awesome sense of accomplishment after completing it! We did it for our 21st wedding anniversary (Nov 5). We took our two doggies with us. We started early (7:45am) and the trail was fine. You hit stretches of snow after about 2 miles. No snowshoes required. The ground with no snow was frozen on the way up but very muddy on the way down. More snow at top (knee deep) but we followed tracks that were there from past hiker (Didn’t need snowshoes here either). It was a sunny and beautiful day. Trail was easy to follow.

hiking
7 months ago

super funn

The hike was beautiful. Amazing views from both sides. We were lucky enough to see goats at the very top. My watch tracked us about 8 miles to the top, a little further than what we thought. If you go up about 5 miles you would still have amazing views. Took us 4 hours to the top.

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 months ago

shady in some areas and pity on the open the rest of the time. Long trail

Lots of exposure and tons of motor bikes. Although a good workout, one time is enough for me. Better hikes with less annoyances all around. Also, pack plenty of water, no where no reload on entire hike

running
8 months ago

My favorite trail in the Ogden area. The climb is long and gradual and only really gets tough in the last 0.5 miles to the summit. Once you finish the switchback section at the start, the views really open up and is very scenic all the way to the top. Took me a bit over 2.5 hours round trip running most of the way.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

Great views on either side! We saw about 20 mountain goats on the west side. Gradual ascent the entire way.

hiking
9 months ago

Thought I would try something a little different this year. Not a good idea. My son-in-law had never been up here so I thought why not take him on a full blown adventure. I wanted to hit Ben Lomond, Willard Peak, and then out to the Flag in Willard and try to make our though hike end up in Willard Canyon. Most of the day went smooth, but when it came to pick a path down into Willard Canyon, the brush was extremely thick this year and couldn't even really find a good game trail. Finally made it to the creek in Willard Canyon which quickly turn into a pretty sketchy slot. Hey it was and adventure and 16 exhausting mile later we were done and soaked to the bone.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail with excellent views of Weber county and Ogden valley. We clocked 8.4 miles from North Ogden divide to the peak. (1.4 miles from the saddle to the peak.) Except for a few spots, the grade is mild and very manageable.

hiking
9 months ago

Still some nice wild flowers about 4 miles into the hike. 8/25/2019

hiking
9 months ago

A big take always from this hike, bring more water than you think you’ll need. I ran out with a few miles left, not a good idea. If you start in the morning, you’ll be in direct sun for the rest of the day. Also, the roar of the motorbikes take away from the pristine environment. Still a very challenging long hike but very epic in its own way.

hiking
9 months ago

Constant breath-taking beauty, without it being a breath-stealing hike. The incline is very steady and continuous, but totally doable, even carrying on a conversation, but, it is VERY long! Carry plenty of water! I also strongly recommend a head-lamp or flashlight if doing the whole trip. One of the best "view hikes" ever!

Great trail on the way up. About a mile from the top we had to stop do to three moose hanging out on the trail. Waited about 45 minutes for them to leave but decided to just call it a day and headed back down.

hiking
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

this hike slaps y’all should do it

running
no shade
rocky
10 months ago

Great trail to take very early, before it heats up, or late on a summer evening as the start of the trail has a southern exposure with out much shade. Once the trail crests the ridge and turns north, the trail conditions improve from loose limestone to smooth dirt. Once you reach the summit ridge and crest over to the West side (with views of Ogden and the Great Salt Lake), the trail flattens our for the most part and runs just below the ride towards the peak before a few more short switchbacks as you reach the saddle where the trail joins with the North Fork trail. At this point you can choose to continue on the Ben Lomond Summit on a series of loose and steep switchbacks, and/or travel West to summit the talker WILLARD Peak, or turn around and descend via the trail on which you arrived or descend via the North Fork trail (which will NOT return you to your start point, but drop you down to North Fork Park, Mike’s from your start point.) Great trail with a very good chance of seeing wildlife including: deer, mountain goats, or possibly black bears (which are extremely rare sightings). Trail running is fun but take plenty of water. Mountain biking is also fun because of the long consistent downhill descent! Cell service is usually good in all locations.

Hiked it on July 24, hit a couple snow fields at the top :) and saw a bull moose on the way down.

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