Box Elder Trail

HARD 5 reviews
#11 of 15 trails in

Box Elder Trail is a 13.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
13.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5728 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

This is a wild and rugged trail that travels to a seldom visited area of the Lone Peak Wilderness. The trail climbs steeply to circumnavigate Box Elder Peak, and then culminates at the Deer Creek-Dry Creek trail #043.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

I enjoyed the hike. I actually did a circle. So far, none of these AllTrails hike show it this way. Started near the Granite Flats campground entrance. Hiked on Trail 43 to Trail 188. About a mile or so, there is an unmarked trail to the Box Elder Peak Summit. I have a GPX to share, if needed. Then hiked back to trail 188 and turned right. Followed that to Trail 44 back to the Granite Flats campground. Most of Trail 188 beyond the Box Elder Peak turnoff is very much overgrown, but not hard to stay on the trail. I loved it, because I was alone most of the day. Here is a Strava Link, if it helps. https://www.strava.com/activities/1168712457

hiking
6 months ago

Challenging but incredible views, beautiful wilderness. Still quite a bit of snow, so it's easy to lose the trail, but I made it to the canyon bottom (the end as described here). Fun snow play there.

Monday, October 31, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016