Circle All Peak

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Circle All Peak is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

2 days ago

Very beautiful hike! I went on a Saturday afternoon and thought it was going to be super busy but actually there weren't many people! Be careful not to miss the turnoff to the lookout - there's a down log to the left and an overgrown path that doesn't really look like it leads to anything but that's the turnoff. If you keep going (which is what I did) you just end up at a trail junction which at that point is obvious that you've went too far. That was kind of a happy mistake because the views were super gorgeous up there as well!

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome hike up, meadows exploding with color and the water levels are reasonable. Views across BCC are fantastic and Summit is a good morning reward. Decent amount of vertical in well groomed trails.

4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

It is very vertical and lots of plants poke you but the view at the summit is amazing

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful the whole way up. Most of the hike is shaded so it's fine to do on a hot day. Took me 1.5 hours to go up and down (1 hour up, 0.5 down). The way up is a steady incline the WHOLE way. The hike is short but 1600 ft in elevation gain so... not easy. I did this after 4 mimosas and the incline was very difficult--probably not as difficult otherwise. The view at the top is amazing!!! Little hike for a huge reward. No snow as of 6/11/17

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17 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous 360-degree views of Big Cottonwood. The snow is gone from the peak as of 6-7-17! I wouldn't recommend following this track past the highest point; there doesn't seem to be much of a trail after that.

hiking
20 days ago

A beautiful and great hike in the middle of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The trail is pretty steep the whole way with a few areas of flat or low grade to give you some relief. Luckily, most the trail is shaded. It follows Butler Fork for about half the time before branching off and heading up switchbacks to Circle Awl Peak. On June 3rd 2017, there were a couple spots of snow from about 8,400 ft and up, but nothing difficult and easily passable with running shoes.

The view at the top is incredible as you can see all of Big Cottonwood, this would probably be really amazing in the Fall when the colors change. There would be an option to make this a loop that stays high going underneath Gobbler's Knob toward Reynold's Peak and past Dog Lake, but that is at least an additional 3 miles from what I can tell from the trail maps.

hiking
21 days ago

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25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike, snow field at top but slushy enough to climb and descend easily. High water, beautiful creek, Aspen groves, amazing views. Looped around on the trail to Dog Lake and had amazing views of the canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

The whole trail was beautiful. Some steep sections but doable. Almost all of the trail is dry with a few snowy spots until you get to the last stretch. I found it very nerve racking and if you don't have good traction or poles (Stick) I would not do it. You climb straight up and the snow is very soft there is no clear trail on this section. If you are brave go for it. My legs are killing me, but the view was fantastic at the top. Coming back down was a bit easier since your heels sank in, but I would not want to be the person who slipped and fell down that steep slope. 05/14/17 Solo Hike

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

We arrived at this trailhead in mid-April to find it completely snow covered. We followed the tracks of skiers and a few footsteps. The hike had good views of the mountains through clearings, but we did not make it to a lookout point after 45 minutes of hiking.