Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail

MODERATE 48 reviews
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Butler Fork to Gobblers Knob Trail is a 7.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3241 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
2 days ago

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.

1 month ago

backpacking
6 months ago

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

8 months ago

beautiful. difficult.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

8 months ago

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
9 months ago

Excellent hike.

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful hike, lots of wild flowers and great views. I would recommend taking plenty of water and an early start as afternoon is quite hot.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike. But there are tons of biting flies right now.