Cherry Peak Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Cherry Peak Trail is a 9.9 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 are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4317 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A beautiful day hike. Difficulty is moderate, so you don't need to be in the best shape of your life, but be forewarned - the trail is steep in some places. The mileage listed in the details is an approximate mileage from the trailhead to the peak. Some switchbacks, but the trail can be steep in some places. Once you get to the ridge, the trail will take you down across a bowl and up onto another ridge. Once on that other ridge, Cherry Peak will be towards the north-west and Mt. Naomi will be almost directly East. If you just follow the trail, you will skirt around Cherry Peak and never actually summit it.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
2 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.

horseback riding
3 months ago

4 months ago

it's a nice little trail

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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.