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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.

Length 7.4 mi Elevation gain 3,123 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Reviews (240)
Photos (733)
Recordings (145)
Completed (659)
NYFB YDA
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HikingOver grown

BUTLER FORK TO GOBBLERS KNOB TRAIL HIKE UP= 5@3.25 hr, LOAD= 22 lb HIKE DOWN= 2 hr 15 min TOTAL HIKE= 7.5, DIF= 5, ENJ= 4.5, WET= 2 IMHO= located few miles North of Mill B trail and .2 mile shorter hike than Mill B trail, it certainly is much more difficult trail than Mill B trail. Gobbler trail in BCC is about lots of wild flowers, moose and tall aspen tree meadows. There is no lake at the end of trail but an observation point where u will see for miles & miles all around all the way to all surrounding states. The first/last one mile is a hard hike but moderate in-between. Superb hike for autumn when rains does clear the smog and trees change colors. 3.2k ft elev. gain to 10.3k elevation in 3.75 miles, assures views unlike any other with aspen tree after aspen tree all over the trail. Not much shade and no YDA but I saw few unbelievable runners and one without any water at all, something that I have never witnessed before in my life anyway. Serious & beautiful hike with cliffs falling few thousand feet on either side all the way, no wonder it has only some 300 reviews not 3000 reviews. There are three crossings without any signage so unless you download alltrails on ur smart phone, getting lost is pretty much assured.

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Kelli Cottrell
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Hiking

The wildflowers are wonderful right now! The trail is a little overgrown in a few sections, but still visible and well defined. Great trail! Start early because there are a few exposed sections, and it gets hot!

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jimmy brungos
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Hiking

I’d recommend this hike in the later spring for the wildflowers, the trail starts out shaded in a mixed coniferous forest for the first 2 miles with aspen groves becoming dominant at about 8000’. Followed Mill A trail all the way up to the saddle. Then turn East to summit Gob Knob, with Raymond as an option in the West. Non technical Class 2 Hike. I’d rate as moderate.

H Smith
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Hiking

Steep! Beautiful wildflowers right now (July 2020). My phone said it was 10 miles round trip.

Gary D.
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HikingGreat!

We hiked to the turn to Gobblers knob then headed toward My. Raymond. The wildflowers are absolutely beautiful and at their peak. Take a detour on Mill B for a meadow full of beautiful wildflowers.

Leigh Harris
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Hiking

A must do hike! Hardly anyone on the trail on this Tuesday morning. No one at the top. Incredible views & beautiful wildflowers.

Anna Packard
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! I have done so many hikes in the wasatch and just learned of this one! Very hard but beautiful views the whole way, especially at the top. Wildflowers of every color and size the whole way!

A.P. C.
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BugsNo shadeOver grown

very crowded day on Saturday 7/11/20. Trail is not nice, overgrown and too many people. took me 2hrs20 minutes to reach Gobblers Knob, 1hr45 minutes for the descent. meh...

Stephen Johansen
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Hiking

Difficult hike. Not for kids. Not an easy walk in the mountains. I highly recommend trekking poles especially for the decent. The view is amazing. It’s just one of those things that you have to see for yourself to understand it.

Sudhan Kanitkar
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Hiking

Superb hike and trail. Large tracts of shade in first two-thirds. The first 1.6 miles and the last mile is steep, the middle section is relatively easy and good to catch up on breath. The views from the top are spectacular. Took me 2 hours to get to the top and about and 1 hr 40 mins to get down. Would recommend starting early in morning to avoid heat and crowds.

Tiffany Shults
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Hiking

This was a gorgeous but incredibly challenging hike! The last mile was pretty grueling in my opinion, it was a tough climb. Views were gorgeous, everything was green and vibrant and wildflowers were everywhere. Didn’t see too much wildlife other than chipmunks and wild birds, but did see a really large young buck when I was driving down the canyon right by the road. Passed a few people on the trail today (almost everyone was so friendly today!) but it wasn’t busy for a Friday. Overall an amazing hike, but definitely difficult!

Cole Trier
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Perfect conditions on Wed, June 24. Took an hour to traverse to Gobblers Knob from Mt Raymond and 70 minutes to get down the mountain from the Gobblers summit. Whole mountain is lush and without too many bugs right now.

Chris Lindamood
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Hiking

Beautiful right now. Steep sections at the start and at the end towards the summit but the middle is nice and mellow.

Elizabeth Blossom
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Hiking

Started a little after 6:00am and didn't regret it since it warmed up later. I don't like hiking in hot weather. A bit of snow near the end, letting me know I was pretty high in elevation. I haven't done this hike in over a year, and today reminded me how beautiful our mountains are. No bugs yet and not too overgrown but still lush and green. Many beautiful flowers! I wish I had had the energy to do Raymond as well. Oh, and the person a bit below my review mentions a loop. She put her review on the wrong hike. This isn't a loop. She must have been on the loop for Dog Lake.

Elizabeth Blossom
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HikingFee
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Candace Collins
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HikingSnow

I love this hike! It was hailing on us in the morning which made for some beautiful picts! Awesome views from the top!

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Sol McCracken
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Hiking

Unforgettable hike today, experienced 3 of the 4 seasons, winter-spring and summer, clouds rolled in and engulfed us in cold wet weather, it was snowing at 9500 feet, scrambled up to the summit and the sun came out in time to thaw out our hands and faces, muddy sections between 7K and 9K feet, trail in great shape, still some beautiful flowers along the way.

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Crysta W
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Hiking

We took the loop starting counter clockwise. The first few miles are straight up with very few switchbacks - ouch! Once we reached the split in the trail we had a few miles of beautiful ridge line trail. Lots of snakes and tracker jackers!! You can continue to dog lake or complete the loop!

Christopher B
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Summited Raymond and Gobblers on 6/6/20. Both peaks are pretty much snow free, a patch here and there but easy to get around.

Carissa Watanabe
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Hiking

A little bit of soft snow up top but nothing that warrants spikes.

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Matt Jensen
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IcyMuddyScrambleSnow

went up about 6 am and it took about 4 and a half hours to complete. tons of snow the whole way, lost the trail a few times but did it without spikes or poles. experienced only, but tons of fun

Felix Z.
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HikingIcyMuddyNo shadeSnow

10 Apr: trail was snowy and unpacked. Thigh-deep snow. Turned around mid way as I was hiking without snowshoes and alone. Otherwise, great trail!

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