Dooly Knob Trail

MODERATE 43 reviews

Dooly Knob Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
741 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Dooly Knob offers decent views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front, while overlooking the plains land of Antelope Island. There is plenty of wildlife. Buffalo, Antelope, Coyote, and various small rodents and birds live there. You will find a greater appreciation for the island by hiking.

hiking
3 days ago

Great views! The bugs were only
Bad in some of the shaded areas near the higher rocks. Other than that- an overall pleasant hike.

3 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

We saw some antelope and byson. Steep hike. Great outing but the bugs were aweful and made it bearable. They just hached - will go earlier next year.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views and a nice, shorter hike. However this time of year the bugs severely take away from the experience.

hiking
2 months ago

A great hike, about an hour or so depending on pace. Great views all around towards the top, ( can even see Downtown SLC at a distance) It's a great reward for a such a quick hike.

2 months ago

Awesome trail- took our 4, 7 and 8 year old children and they did awesome! Beautiful views at the top!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

We did this hike over the weekend with our 4 year old and we all loved it she did it with relative ease until I'd say the last 10th of a mile due to steepness of trail but the top offers amazing views in a full 360! Great hike and look forward to doing it again

hiking
3 months ago

Fun climb! beautiful view. The first section is like a ladder going up but then doesn't become much of a grind afterwards.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a fairly quick climb and was a great starter for me for the new hiking season. Beautiful views from the top of the island and a panorama of the Wasatch to the east.

4 months ago

Nice quick hike with great views.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a great family hike. We did this on one of the last good days in November. Clear skies and the temperature was a perfect 50 deg. and there was a nice breeze on top of Dooly Knob.

The cost to get onto Antelope Island is worth it. Spend the day and explore the other parts of the island. Lady Finger trail is a good quick hike also.

hiking
7 months ago

Great leg stretch

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Did it today, great hike! I agree with the poster that this one is good to take the kids because they'll feel like they did some work without being too hard or dangerous. October is the best month for this hike. It's cold enough at night to knock down the bugs and the temps are typically in the 60s or low 70s (today's temp was 68). There's no shade to be had, so it was a hot 68 until you hit the saddle where you can see the other side of the Great Salt Lake and Buffalo Point. There's always a nice breeze up there that doesn't hit the eastern slope. All in all, a great little hike. It's something to get you and the kids off the couch and the view on top is very nice. It's kind of a bummer to have to pay $10 to get in the park but after doing this hike, you can take a nice car ride to go see the buffalo or go check out Garr Ranch if that's your thing. I definitely recommend it.

hiking
9 months ago