Cherry Peak Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Cherry Peak Trail is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Richmond, 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 November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
9.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,238 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Follow E 500 N straight east from Richmond Utah. There is a fork where the asphalt turns left and E 500 N continues onto dirt. Follow the dirt road past the loop around all the way up to the trailhead. About a mile up this road there is a wash that is difficult to cross with a low-riding car (think anything but a truck or SUV). If you have such a car, park there and walk the last mile to the trailhead along the road. When the road ends, you are at the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this June 2nd. There was still snow covering the last two miles of the trail. We decided to bypass the snow and hike straight up the mountain. Got to the ridge before the peak and the ridge was also covered in snow. We made it across to the peak and it was definitely amazing. Very difficult hike with the snow. We could see high creek lake and it was still frozen. Waterfall on the creek (about three miles up) was still going strong.

hiking
11 months ago

Love this trail.

Started from the trailhead near Cherry Peak Resort.

This hike had enough variance over the 5.4 miles that you don't feel like you are hiking the same thing for more than a mile. Expect to see Shady Wooded areas, Grassy Ridges, Rocky Passes, Mountain meadows, and butterflies, birds and squirrels along the way.

It got cold towards the top and in the ravine near the river. I would not be surprised to have seen snow a little later in the year here. There is a lot of sun exposure on this trail as well. So equally plan your layers for hot and cold protection. We hiked early morning and it was very nice weather but the sunrise glare was terrible - pack sunglasses. on the way down I was glad to have sunblock and a cooling bandanna.

This trail has a few good rest spots but the last mile they are scarce and the trail gets thin.

Also expect to run into horses and horse poop. On the flip side this trail is dog friendly.

There are a lot of patches of loose rock on the trail and really steep switchbacks and saddles. I would recommend very good hiking shoes with good grip and if you have weak ankles or knees some trekking poles/stick. also clip your toenails, the down grade is steep.

I'd plan first aid around trail slips, twisted/rolled ankles, and falling on loose rock.

Parts of the river were dry in late August Early Sept. If you bring a water filter and are relying on it - check on the water runoff or bring backup. Also bring purification because of animals and farm area.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

it's a nice little trail

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Awesome hike! Very pretty. Steep at times but well worth the effort. Amazing views once you reach the top.

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Beautiful

hiking
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Good day hike. Trail is usually well kept, though there are some spots where it gets steep and can be covered in scree.

backpacking
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hiking
9 months ago

horseback riding
Sunday, July 30, 2017

hiking
Sunday, June 18, 2017

recorded wowww

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

snowshoeing
Tuesday, March 14, 2017