Bowman Fork Trail to Baker Pass

MODERATE 40 reviews
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Bowman Fork Trail to Baker Pass is a 8.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November.

8.3 miles 3375 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Salt Lake City: Access #1: Follow Mill Creek Canyon Road (3800 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 4.5 miles up the canyon at Terraces Picnic area. Follow the road up the hill and at the junction turn south (right). Trail begins above the turn around. Access #2: Via Alexander Basin Trail or via Desolation Trail coming from Mill D North Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon or the Big Water Trail in upper Mill Creek Canyon.

hiking
10 days ago

6 months ago

Pretty steady climb up- we took the Bakers Pass (vs. Alexandria basin trail) trail but stopped short of the pass because of the snow (didnt have the best gear). Once you get up high enough you can see down Millcreek canyon, over Grandeur peak and out to antelope island/salt lake. Pretty with the leaves changing and the white from the snow.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful, shady, good workout. Not many people. Loved it

hiking
7 months ago

Gorgeous views and a moderate hiking level. We didn't go all the way up but found a nice lookout point. It was lush and green!

hiking
7 months ago

I took this as far as the White Fur Pass trail and then cut over to Alexander Basin. It is a very nice, moderate grade trail. The slopes on the southern side of Mill Creek are probably the easiest way for those of us in the Northern half of SLC to get to the beautiful mixed forests of the Wasatch, and this trail is a lovely case in point. White Fur Pass is pretty overgrown, but can make a nice loop that isn't too long.

trail running
7 months ago

8 months ago

Great hike with just about everything, mellow in places and steeper in places.. Lots of shade, then lots of exposure. A nice amount of elevation gain. One of my regulars, some times twice a week.

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous!

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

backpacking
9 months ago

Had a great hike. Started early to avoid the heat. Flowers were great in the
Baker Spring area

9 months ago

great hike (: Just lots of bugs and flies that like to bug you

hiking
9 months ago

We like this trail a lot for taking our 8month old baby in a pack and getting our wild dog out in the mountains. We only go until the trail starts up way from creek bottom, but plenty of shade, water, wildflowers, butterflies, and GREEN!

very scenic and well shaded. dog loved the creek.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

The creek was nice. Beautiful flowers and views.

hiking
10 months ago

Great variety on this trail as you ascend. We made it to the top of Gobblers knob in about 3 hours and down in 2. 10 miles total and 4200' from the road.

trail running
10 months ago

One of the best trails in Millcreek. Every type of mountain terrain and plenty steep.

10 months ago

Trail was challenging and scenery beautifully, but it was far too busy.