Bennie Creek Trail [CLOSED]

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Bennie Creek Trail [CLOSED] is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairview, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,131 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips


bird watching





wild flowers



Note: This trail is currently closed due to the 2018 wildfire damage. The Bennie Creek Trail is a delightful hike through open meadows, conifers, and aspen stands. The trail parallels Bennie Creek, a year-round flow with many pools to tempt the angler. Keep your eye open for beaver dams not far from the trailhead, where fish seem to lurk. This is a very popular biking trail.

8 months ago

trail is currently closed by the forest service due to the 2018 wild fire

9 months ago

The road to the birdseye access point is closed

Sun Aug 26 2018

August 26, 2018 - see my recorded track w/photos. Nice moderate level hike through mix of aspens, evergreens and open meadows. Creek and meadow near bottom end of trail was really beautiful. I started at the Nebo Loop road at the Loafer Mountain trail head, then turned east on the Bennie Creek trail. Well marked and well worn trail, but found it very solitary; after we veered off Loafer Mtn trail we didn't see anyone else on Bennie Creek trail. A few steeper sections as you drop down from Loafer Mtn trail onto Bennie Creek trail but steeper grades don't last long. A few nice panoramic views but mostly trail runs along a pretty valley/meadow down to the gravel road. Stream was completely dry until 2/3 way down valley where lots of springs start to form and by the end near the gravel road there was a good stream flow, even in August. Makes for a nice 'destination' on the hike. One stream crossing that may get you wet feet in early spring, but easily crossed in August without getting wet. Lots of little beaver dams along the way. Total distance from Nebo Loop trail head to end of trail by gravel road and back was 6.7 miles. I will hike this again.

Sun Aug 05 2018

We took the second access to the trail. The dirt road to the forest area is really rough, but we made it in our sedan. It is a beautiful area.

Tue Oct 17 2017

Great trail, super beautiful. A river flows down the entire side of the trail, there is a part where a tree has been uprooted so where the trail was and you need to cross the stream to get to the other side. We only saw four cows while up there but with all the dung I don't doubt that there is more. The fall colors are amazing here and the sky is very clear. only downside I would say is the road to get there is very VERY narrow and can only fit one car at a time.

Sun Oct 02 2016

Hiked only about a mile of this trail from the Loafer Mountain Trail junction. Nice trail but there were a lot of cows in the area

mountain biking
7 months ago