Broads Fork Trail

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Broads Fork Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2034 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This is a beautiful, steep trail following a raging creek in the spring. It has relatively little traffic, and lots of shade relative to many Salt Lake hikes. The trail ends near a pond in a high valley.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike to the bowl up Broads Fork today. The Bowl is the destination point for this AllTrails description of Broads Fork. Snow was gently packed entire trail, took three of us 1.5 hours to reach the bowl near the beaver dam. Didn't see any moose today. Beautiful hike, clear and sunny. Only saw 3-4 other groups of hikers.

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1 month ago

Gorgeous hike. Even when all the leaves have fallen and things have died off right before winter, it is still breathtaking. Great hike if you are looking for solitude. Only saw three people the entire time.

Just did this hike for a second time. We heard a moose in the same area mentioned below. Be very cautious through those flat areas. We ended up going past the stream/small lakes in the bowl up to the right through the scree field. Small cairns guiding part way. Props to the people below who mentioned the yaktracks. We brought ours. My friend made it all the way up the saddle. I sat happily on the side of the steep incline about 3/4 of the way up that incline. Difficult/technical hike.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful, barely-trafficked trail! Def a steep one as others have mentioned, but not too bad. There was some icy snow toward the top, so we brought our yaktracks and put them on half-way through. Warning: we were the first up the trail and we awoke a group of 3 moose (2 bulls and 1 cow)- who were sleeping RIGHT by the trail (About 1.5 miles up). We almost had to stop and not go up to the top, but then 2 more humans came up the trail and so with 4 of us- we mustered the courage to go past them. Awesome experience- but slightly scary! Just stay moose-aware!

hiking
1 month ago

birding
1 month ago

Great birding up in this area! The trailhead is in the corner of a busy parking lot but I see very few people on the trail every time I go. There's a fair amount of wildlife other than birds that's exciting to run into as well (moose and some pika towards the top in the rocky areas). I would highly recommend this trail! ❤️

2 months ago

It's only straight uphill until you get to the top. Plus there is at least 50 yards of a reasonable, level section to give you a one minute reprieve. Beautiful, beautiful terrain and views, though. Great hike if you are up for some exercise.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent hike. Some snow at the top today, but only in shady places. Beautiful view of Twin Peaks covered in snow. Trail somewhat covered by bushes/branches near the pond, but findable. Did not pass any other hikers.

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3 months ago

very steep, but worth it.

hiking
3 months ago

Straight uphill!

3 months ago

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3 months ago