Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail

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Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail is a 4.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Santaquin, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.7 miles
1,400 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running



6.5 miles out and back. Moderate/ difficult.

4 months ago

Hiked on Wednesday evening, Sept 12, 2018. Wildfires were active in the Nebo area but this was trail open. Follows a creek for a few hundred feet then veering uphill through woods. Appears to have good shade cover for most of trail up to intersect with Loafer mtn trail. Pretty mix of scrub oak, aspens and evergreens. Really worn trail with moderate slopes and a few steeper areas that have switchbacks. Appears to have lots of mountain bikers on this trail.

7 months ago

Loved this trail. Dry, no traffic on a Wednesday. Wear mosquito repellent! The first .5 is thick with them! Plenty of shade on this trail. Can't wait to go again soon.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Awesome trail! The creek itself is beautiful all throughout.

Monday, August 28, 2017

super fun trail. lots of rock sections and bunch of views.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Super muddy right now.

Monday, March 20, 2017

right now the whole trails covered in snow, so half the time we didn't know where to go. was pretty, but I'd save this one for summer

Monday, June 20, 2016

The trail is mostly shaded and does not have many places where you can see out of the trees. When you can you are able to see Mt Nebo in the distance. There are a number of switchbacks that make the 1,500ft climb easier. Difficulty is always relative but for an individual hiker experience but after 40+ years of hiking I would rate this hike as moderate. There were no really steep climbs and when it does get steep there are switchbacks. Hikers, Horses, Mountain Bikes and Motorcycles are allowed on this trail. I thought it would be very busy but only saw 4 motorbike and 1 horse rider.

Friday, July 03, 2015

This is right next to grotto falls. It is pleasant if you are trying to steer away from other people!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My sister and I went and February, funny thing is we thought we are on a different trail. We were looking for a waterfall, we never found it. There are many beautiful views on this hike. We were the only ones there that day. We will definitely be back next fall.
If you go during the winter, make sure to wear some kind of footwear that has grip. Many snowy ice patches and very slippery mud.

mountain biking
5 months ago

6 months ago

trail running
7 months ago

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Sunday, June 26, 2016

mountain biking
Monday, May 16, 2016

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Tuesday, August 13, 2013