Ben Lomond Peak via North Skyline Trail

HARD 43 reviews

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. The trail is rated as difficult 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

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no shade

Starting location is the North Ogden Divide Trailhead.

hiking
7 days ago

This was a great hike. It is correctly labeled as "hard," but only because of the distance. The trail is a steady climb up switchbacks for a few miles, and then several miles of ridge-walking, before a strenuous climb to the summit that lasts approximately one mile. By the time that I was done, my joints were aching and I was very tired, but only because I had hiked 17 miles, and not because of any particularly difficult section.

We saw moose and mountain goats, and we signed our names in the log book at the summit. It was a great day.

24 days ago

Great time of year to hike (late September), some shade, autumn colors, cooler temps.

1 month ago

Loved this hike!

1 month ago

Difficult but doable. Packing for overnight is not recommended as it’s very hot and steep. Saturday Hammock camp and Sunday morning summit was epic though. Wish there wasn’t so much smoke!

backpacking
3 months ago

Nice

3 months ago

Great hike, suggest you start out early to avoid the heat while maximizing nature moments

3 months ago

This may be my favorite hike in the Ogden area. I disagree with the rating on this trail and would categorize it as moderate. It’s long, but the elevation gain is gradual for most of the trail. After you reach the saddle, that’s where the toughest part begins. The trail up to the summit can be steep in parts, but it’s not a long distance and the payoff at the top is well worth the effort - you won’t be disappointed.

off road driving
5 months ago

Awesome ride with great views. Soil drains well but try and stay off after a heavy rain or until snow is melted. Please remember this is a Dirt Bike-accessible trail hikers be polite and let riders pass. Riders keep the speeds down!

11 months ago

Just a side note : you have ran out of water due to bad planning or what ever .. once you’v hiked to Ben Lomond Peak you need to hike to Willard Basin another 2.5 miles .. on the road by the camp ground there’s a 3” pipe that has fresh clean water running out of it .. year round .. refill your water bladder and or bottles . Stay and rehydrate then head back down .. or call for a ride back .. this road is called inspiration Point Drive it comes out in Mantua in sardine canyon .
Make sure to tell the person coming to get you to stay right at the fork the Basin is 2 miles past the Willard Basin sign.. ... Happy Trails .. Plan .. Be Smart .. Take water with you ..tell someone where your hiking ..

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

Very difficult, demanding trail. The ascent to the peak itself is crazy hard, and coming back down the way you came all the way back to the north ogden divide trailhead will feel like an eternity. But I'm so glad we did it. Amazing views the entire way. Felt like a huge accomplishment! Bring LOTS of water. And lots of energy/protein snacks.

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

Pretty rugged hike towards the top but the views are spectacular!!

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Did this hike in mid August. we started at North fork park. We only saw one other person before the trail met up with the north ogden divide trail. also, motorcycles are not allowed on the north fork park side. we saw 2 bull moose and a ton of gorgeous wildflowers. it was a moderate climb until you got to the switch backs to the peak. the views were spectacular and well worth it! Pack lunch and plenty of water. it took us about 7.5 hours but we stayed at the top for about 40 minutes and the 2 bull moose on the trail slowed us down a bit, too.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Will drink lots of water due to being in sun exposure. I'm assuming hard due to distance. Fairly moderate most the way. Seen a pair of bull moose, mountain goats

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Took 7 1/2 hours and a LOT of water. Would recommend bringing a gallon a person.

hiking
Friday, August 18, 2017

I did ben lomond yesterday, initial went on the wrong trail for quite some time before locating the unmarked trail. a lot of this hike was very sun-exposed and dusty, so i recommend doing this very early or late. i also didn't't like how motorcross folk are allowed up there, didn't like breathing exhaust with my hike. however, there are several beautiful spots,especially toward the top. The length made for an intense but doable hike. I wouldnt do it again unless it was raining or had just rained

Monday, August 07, 2017

The only difficult part about this trail is that it's so long. The trail has a steady incline most of the way, however it just keeps going up forever. The views at the top are worth the effort

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great hike. Worth the view. BUT..... I hope you ready for a hard hike. It's really long obviously but the beginning and near the Ben Lomond Peak are some serious switchbacks in order to get up the mountain. Great hike though. If you're in the shape for it do it. Also take lots of water AND FOOD

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trail running
2 months ago

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