Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail

HARD 90 reviews
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Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail is a 7.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,123 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

11 days ago

SNAKES! lots of them

hiking
24 days ago

Its a long one and I highly recommend starting early to beat the heat. It is a continuos climb the whole 4 miles up. I felt it leveled out enough so it didn't kill you but when I was heading back down I couldn't believe how steep I climbed. My knees were not happy coming down. The trail is wide enough for you to walk through. I was using poles and had some trouble with them getting stuck in the growth at times. The worst part is the last bit reaching the false summit (yes, that is a joy) and reaching the summit. The views are amazing though and if you are up for a killer hike this is for you.

hiking
24 days ago

Did this a second weekend in a row! No moose this time, but the hike is always a great one to do!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this one month ago and couldn't get to the top because snow was hiding the trail. All clear today and it was gorgeous!

hiking
1 month ago

That was beautiful! Absolutely brutal when carrying a toddler but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views from the top. There are still some cornices you have hike over or around. The last push to the top is a real beast. But the view is so worth it. Ended up with about 25000 steps today. Tomorrow I plan to not move and take lots of ibuprofen.

1 month ago

Still some snow near the top on 5/26/2018, lots of flowers down below. I'd disagree with the moderate rating though. I thought it was pretty hard. It took me six hours and I was pooped when we got back to the car.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous, steep hike! Aspens don’t have leaves yet at the top, so waiting a couple weeks would provide a bit more greenery, but most of the hike was green and lovely. Awesome views, and great hiking so much of the way next to the stream. Saw many beautiful birds, a moose with two babies, and deer next to the path. Also bagged Circle All Peak on the way up.

hiking
1 month ago

OMG! I ended up on this trail instead of Butler Fork Loop, and I almost made it to the top. What stopped me? The snow as I ascended the first false summit. Great hike!

4 months ago

Gorgeous and a must do in the wasatch. Combine with Raymond’s peak as well.

8 months ago

First mile and distance from the saddle to the top was pretty steep. And the top was freezing cold! All worth the time and effort. Took us about 5 hours total. Many false peaks, so keep going until you actually can’t go up any more. Would love to do mount Raymond (which is left at the fork when you get to the saddle) but could probably do both goblers and Raymond in one day if you wanted to put in an extra hour.

hiking
8 months ago

Hiked 8.25.17

BEAUTIFUL VIEWS from Gobbler’s Knob! One of my favorite hikes I’ve done in the area and totally worth the butt kicking the trail gave me. :)

I hike a lot, but this is the most elevation gain I’d done on a hike and it was intense. Took me 2 hours to get to the top.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers and I only saw one other person on the trail but it was a Tuesday. This is a quad burner in places, especially from the saddle to summit, but the views are amazing. My strava said 10.2 miles. About 4 hours total time but I stopped at lot on the way up to take pictures. I trail ran most of the descent and it only took me little over an hour. Next time I'm going to summit Raymond.

11 months ago

Great hike! First off, I'm with the review below—this trail is NOT moderate. It should be rated as hard. The trail up to Gobbler's Knob begins steep and ends even steeper. But the views of the canyon are glorious, and there are tons of wildflowers throughout the entire hike. I really enjoyed this trail and will definitely be back again.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great Hike. I would rate that as hard, in terms of difficulty. First mile is straight up. It's about 7.9 miles.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Beautiful day! Very few people on the trail and I had the summit to myself. Worth the climb.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great hike, but it should be rated as hard...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Gorgeous hike! Very steep, pay attention to where you are supposed to be or you will end up in the wrong place.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

The start is a nice steep burn and getting to the summit is a little grueling. A couple false peaks but you are almost there. Stunning views. Worth the hard work!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Super fun and longer then it appears

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Ankle to shin-deep snow at the ascent to the first ridge, then the ridge trail is easy to follow up to the gobblers knob split. Going up to the saddle, the trail disappears under the snow for the remainder of the trail, so I used the AllTrails app and followed the general direction with GPS. Had to turn around 0.4mi from the summit due to dangerous snow chutes.
Could have benefited from micro spike traction in the snow.

backpacking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nice views from the top. Climbed the alternate route from Millcreek Canyon

Sunday, September 18, 2016

beautiful. difficult.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tougher than expected. I think of this one in three parts - steep first 1/2 mile, flatter middle section, steep climb together the peak. Had a great time, and it's a beautiful hike. I agree with the other reviews that the 7.6 round trip seems short.

hiking
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Excellent hike.

hiking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Totally not a hike to do after a long day of work, really strenuous. Not a lot of breaks, I found there was a lot of false peaks but BEAUTIFUL. So worth it, just be prepped for a long one.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

SOOO beautiful!!! Hiked up earlier this morning and made it about 1/4 mile past the Gobblers Knob/Dog Lake sign junction heading up towards Dog Lake. Had to head out prematurely due to an electrical storm quickly coming in on us.

The first 1/4 mile off the trailhead is STEEP!!! Wowza, after that, its a gentle uphill grade.

Really enjoyed it and got in a solid hour of a hiking workout in the beautiful forest!

walking
Friday, July 29, 2016

Gorgeous hike. The trail just got widened. If you hike in the morning you will stay on the shadow side of the mountain the whole hike and it's nice and cool.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

beautiful hike! lots of flowers, butterflies, hummingbirds... and lots of biting flies. I questioned whether i would do this hike again based on the bugs. I literally was picking them out of my hair. 100%deet bug spray didnt save me from being bit. It was BAD. Dont wear shorts, wear sleeves if you can. start early. it gets hot up there and theres stretches without Any cover. I decided id hike this again, but im going to invest in a bug screen hat.

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