Big Fill Trail is a 5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Corinne, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length5.0 miElevation gain282 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingWalkingBird watchingCaveViewsWildflowersWildlifeNo shadeHistoric siteFee
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Golden Spike National Historic Site charges a fee to enter. Fees are $20 per vehicle or $15 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot or bike the fee is $10 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $35. Easy 2% grade or less trail. Keep going on the old rail bed beyond the last audio sign and you will be treated to a visual panoramic view of the valley. Elevation change is not great but at least go for mileage. No services. Bring plenty of water. Nice views of the valley.

NONE. Parking lot only

Golden Spike National Historic Site Box 897 Brigham City, UT 84302 (435) 471-2209 ext. 29

Take plenty of water. There is NO shade except for cuts. Try for early morning while still cool as it gets hot.

The historic site is located 32 miles northwest of Brigham City via state Routes 13 and 83.

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Jonathon Walters
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Awesome views, quiet with only a few other hikers.

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alin vanciu
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Emma Lubes
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HikingNo shade

My train loving father loved it! It’s not a very hard hike but there are some spots where some of the wildlife has overgrown the trail so you have to be on the watch for rattlesnakes. We didn’t do the guided audio tour but enjoyed seeing the cuts in the mountains nonetheless.

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Will Barns
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Kayla Benson
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WalkingNo shade

Easy but boring.

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Tim P. Brown
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Walking

Less than two miles, if you stay on the audio-guided tour route. 2 full miles if you walk across the "Big Fill" at the mid-point turnaround. But one can continue for many miles more if desired.

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Lord Barnold
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Hiking

lots of mosquitoes not much to see The audio tour is the best part

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Pam Love
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Truly enjoyed our late in the day hike. Easy and informative, with beautiful vistas. The "no see-ums" had hatched and were pretty bad. Fortunately it was very windy, which helped a lot. There is a picnic table at the parking area, which was nice to sit at and enjoy the views after we finished the hike.

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Alex Bellenger
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I did the 1.5 miles loop. It’s easy over gravel with a few steps at the beginning and where the trail turns. The trail is a rail bed leading to the big fill and where the trestle used to be. Then the trail turns and you go back down the trestle rail bed.

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Emily Klein
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My husband and I hiked this trail on April 22. What a fun, unique trail! According to the signage at the trail, completing the big fill loop is actually just 1.5 miles. Alltrails adds extra mileage in case you want to continue walking down the train grade. This trail is a great source of historical information about promontory point and the construction of the transcontinental railroad. Along the 1.5 mile loop, every few hundred yards, there is a signpost with a number. You call the phone number, enter your signpost number, and listen to the pre-recorded message about the historical significance of that site. The only drawback is that this area is so remote, so we didn't always have cell reception. If our call wouldn't go through, we'd just catch up at the next sign. We did the first half of the loop, continued down the train grade for another mile or so, then turned around and finished the second half of the audio tour. I don't think we made it to what alltrails considers to be the "end" of the trail. We wish we had brought more water because it was a warm day and there was zero shade along the trail. We enjoyed seeing the little marmots scurrying around. We also saw some mice and a baby snake. Obviously, train history might not be super exciting for everyone, but we had fun!

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Justin Lazerwolfe Hansen
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Beautiful trail. Very informative. Take water.

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Jeremy Hunsaker
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S C
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Jayme Walters
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Cheryl DeLancey
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Cole Chisam
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Nadya Sarka
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Kelsey Ott
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Stephanie Silas
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Tawnya Parker
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SuperMe512 User
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Jeremy Eller
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Anna Jorgenson
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Zane Kolschefsky
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Adelle Columbus
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Tara S
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Jenn Daniels
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