Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail

moderate 22 reviews

Bennie Creek Cutoff Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Santaquin, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,400 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Starting from the bottom the trail follows a creek for a few hundred feet then veers through woods. Burned area along trail is significant in lower half, then minor burn areas on upper half. Starting from the top of the trail there's good shade cover until lower half of trail. Pretty mix of scrub oak, aspens and evergreens in upper portion of trail. Really worn path, with some deep rutted portions from lots of mountain bike and motorcycle use. Trail has moderate slopes and a few steeper areas that have switchbacks. Lots of mountain bikers on this trail.

Trail now open but lower half is significantly burned from 2018 Bald Mountain fire. Trail quite rutted from lots of bike use.

hiking
closed
7 months ago

Trail Closed for the foreseeable future. Should have expected that, as no one had reviewed it in 10 months and every trail by it is closed. The 2018 fires have shut it down for now, but it’s a good one. I’ve been on a few years back.

hiking
Thu Sep 13 2018

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.

Wed Jun 13 2018

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.

Thu Oct 19 2017

Awesome trail! The creek itself is beautiful all throughout.

Mon Aug 28 2017

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

Sat Jun 03 2017

Super muddy right now.

Mon Mar 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

hiking
Mon Jun 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.

hiking
Fri Jul 03 2015

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

hiking
Sat Feb 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.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

mountain biking
Thu Jul 26 2018

hiking
Fri Jun 22 2018

running
Sat Jun 09 2018

hiking
Thu Jul 13 2017

Sun Jun 26 2016

mountain biking
Mon May 16 2016

hiking
Tue Aug 13 2013