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
2145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

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cross country skiing

cave

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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.

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1 day ago

Just did the trail for the first time and it was definitely worth it. Great small trail the whole way up, hardly any other foot traffic. Made it to the top and the peaks were still blanketed with snow. It's not a trail for anyone with heart or knee problems as it is a very steep climb the entire way up. I'd do it again for sure.

trail running
4 days ago

Beautiful hike! The only thing bad part is there aren't a lot of overlooks to sit and enjoy.

hiking
4 days ago

16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

As of 5/12.
The last third of this hike is still a total snow field. We were able to do it in shorts and hiking boots but I strongly recommend tall boots and long socks because snow will get in your boots when you sink in. The hike slightly lacs a good view of the sunset at the top but you get a really cool view into this mountain canyon at the trails end. Definitely better as a day hike vs. sunset hike. That being said the trail is beautiful. You start out in the pine trees with the massive peaks across the canyon in the background. The whole hike looked more like Colorado than Utah. Totally worth doing but if you don't want the snow either don't go up as far or wait a few more weeks.

hiking
21 days ago

As of 5/4, still a bunch of snow after about a mile or so in... some spots that were knee deep for a while. We had the whole trail to ourselves. Amazing views - can't wait to check it out again later in the season!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

More snowpack than I expected still at about 7,000 feet and above. Had a couple times where I plunged knee deep in snow, so snowshoes might be a good idea for a few more weeks. Other than that decent hike. Not as good as it could have been since I picked a windy day to attempt this one.

3 months ago

Fantastic hike. We did this at the end of October and hiked most of it in the dark. Amazing views, especially when the sun was starting to come up with all of the Fall colors. Would love to do this again some day!

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backpacking
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hiking
7 months ago

Fairly significant grade over most of the clearly marked and well traversed trail. Nearly the entire trail is under a moderately thick canopy. Nice waterfall a little more than halfway up. Semi open meadow at the summit with great views of surrounding peaks.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Had a great time. Attempted Twin peak but had to turnaround due to time. Broad Fork is a great trail for active hikers. Twin peak is all up and has incredible views of the mountain area.