Dooly Knob Trail

MODERATE 97 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 705 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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no shade

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.

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no shade
15 days ago

An amazing hike! I walked to the summit and then ran back and ran to Dooley Knob Spur as well. The only issue was the rain

hiking
20 days ago

Good trail with enough of an elevation climb to make it feel like a good hike. The views from the top are wonderful. You could add this on if doing the Fray Peak trail and add on 1.5 miles. No bugs, but warm in early August with no shade. Go early in the day if doing in the heat of summer.

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no shade
1 month ago

2 months ago

Decent little hike up hill, but not horrible. Great view of the island. I'd say it's worth doing.

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bugs
3 months ago

Very nice hike overall, not too difficult. Great views of the island and the surrounding mountain ranges. The gnats were BRUTAL though!

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no shade
4 months ago

Easy hike, beautiful views of all mountain ranges surrounding the great salt lake! Didn’t notice many bugs along the way, helped to have a breeze in the air. Lots of bugs are swarming close to the lake when you drive into the island, but no swarms up near the parking lot or on the hike.

4 months ago

I took my two teenage kids hiking on the last day of spring break, 5 April. This was our first time hiking any of the trails on Antelope Island and we loved it. It was just hard enough to warm up the leg muscles for Frary Peak. The kids had a great time and the views were really nice!

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4 months ago

Fairly easy hike I took my wife and kids (12,10,9,7,4) on. Good views despite an overcast day.

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4 months ago

We only went half way since my husband just had work done on his knee, so we were taking it easy. What a gorgeous, dry trail! Beautiful views. Perfect temps (March 25). The kids (16, 12, 10, and 9) loved it. Can’t wait to come back and do the whole thing. Saw bison and antelope grazing!

5 months ago

Love this trail in the early spring every year! The 2, 4 and 6 year olds managed just fine without any carrying. Great lookout point that makes everyone feel accomplished!

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8 months ago

Nice little offshoot from Frary Peak Trail. Hiked 12/3 after hard snow previous day. Had no problem with regular hiking boots.

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Sunday, August 05, 2018

Awesome day seeing the history of Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville. Saw some great wildlife sites including elk and wild buffalo. Had to take the chance to wade into the great salt lake. Once is enough for that! Highly recommend.

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Sunday, July 08, 2018

The trail is a bit steep in places, but not bad overall. There are amazing views along the way and at the top.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Friday, May 04, 2018

Hiked this last week. It was a really fun and very pretty hike! Only downside is the amount of bugs at the beginning of the trail. Bring bug spray for sure!

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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

I’d love to go back when there aren’t so many bugs. The trails and views were great!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Beautiful. Bring bug spray. It’s essential.

walking
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Brought my pup up at around 9am - perfect time. Only saw two other people. Hike up just sucks but it’s so worth it.

hiking
Monday, April 23, 2018

No a bad trail. Bugs are getting pretty bad from the upper parking lot to the first saddle.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

I completed this hike with my husband and our friend Erin on April 15. This was a fun, beautiful hike. It was moderately steep much of the way, but since the trail was short, it wasn't too draining. For the second half of the hike, you can see both sides of the salt lake, which is nice. There are also grassy, rocky, little knolls that you can explore. Parts of it looked like scenes from The Lord of the Rings! We wish the sun would've peeped out on us, but overall still a pleasant hike and a fun time!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Short, easy hike with great views at the top!

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Monday, April 09, 2018

Great short hike with some inclines, beautiful views! Recommend doing sunset

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Monday, April 02, 2018

This is straight up. No shade.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Loved this awesome trail! It was a great time of year to visit too! No snow, the infamous gnats weren't yet swarming, and the temperature was perfect for hiking! My 3 and 5 year olds managed with relative ease, though we hike often, and the almost 2 year old got out of the carrier for a few stretches of the hike!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Great hike with awesome views. This was a good alternative to Frary Peak.

hiking
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Fun little hike with 4 kids ages 10 to 17. Scenic views of the great Salt Lake. Saw plenty of bison. No bugs in February! Took about 1 hour and 45 minutes round trip.

Saturday, November 04, 2017

Absolutely loved this trail! Overcast day with amazing views of the Buffalo, mule deer, grouse and pronghorn. The number of 6-8 point buck was impressive and the hike itself was perfect for my four year old daughter! She loved it and we’ll definitely be back!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dogs are allowed on both this and Frairie peak. Cold and windy great hike straight up. Beautiful views.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

This trail has a decent climb that is probably better done earlier in the day. We went mid day in July and there is no shade so it was a little hot. The views from the top were AMAZING and unique. I would definitely do this again next time we are in the area.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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