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Dooly Knob Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily 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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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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18 days ago

Great views and rock formations along the way. Chukar abound. Loose gravel in spots. Overall fun experience.

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1 month ago

This is a great little trail. You'll follow part of this trail to get to the Frary Peak trail head. The first part of this trail is brutal. You'll go straight up for the first 3/4 mile. If you need to stop and catch your breath, do so and turn around to look at the amazing eastern view of the lake. Once you get up to the knob you have 360 views and there are several climbing spots on the rocks for better views and great pictures. Personally enjoy bringing bread and cheese to enjoy on the side of the knob and watch other hikers below.

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1 month ago

This is a great trail, but not in the spring. We came here (May 8) & the bugs are AWFUL. My husband & I have red dots all over our bodies Antelope Island is much better in the cooler months.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

This hike was so great! There were some steep parts but we made it up in good time. We were able to watch the sunset from the top and it was stunning! There were quite a bit of gnats, but they didn’t bite. We hiked back down and used our flashlights near the end. It was definitely one of my favorite sunset hikes

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Bug season at its finest.

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2 months ago

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rocky
2 months ago

Due to COVID-19, the island was open only to Davis County residents. Lucky for us; we enjoyed a great trail. Crowds weren’t bad, only on the way back at the junction to Frary Peak. Biting gnats were out in force and, when there was no breeze, we were all eaten alive. Notwithstanding, the kids (5 of them, ages 11 down to 2) all loved the hike. Thanks to the little ones, it took us 90 minutes.

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2 months ago

Unable to do this hike because Antelope State Park is open to Davis County residents only.

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3 months ago

great trail to take mom and our two pups!! Even our pug did great! Pretty step going up, but it’s a short distance! When following this trail start on the Friary trail and try to park in the upper lot!!

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fee
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Short trail, took maybe 20 minutes, with steep incline. Beautiful views! Trail was dry and clean. Very peaceful and pretty.

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rocky
3 months ago

Good short trail. Saw lots of kids and families on the path. Steady uphill climb but not too hard. Not muddy at all.

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4 months ago

Nice hike but crowded. Outstanding views North of great Salt Lake. Recommended. Be prepared for easy path but steep terrain.

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rocky
4 months ago

Great little hike! The beginning is very steep but the view is worth it!

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4 months ago

Pretty cool view at the top and not super tough if you’re in decent shape. Not muddy or icy at all.

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4 months ago

first time out at antelope island. great little hike. first part is pretty good incline but not to bad. ran into some mule deer on the way up. very cool.

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5 months ago

We had to park in the lower lot and walk pretty far to get to the trailhead on a mostly-paved road. Once on the trail head, the trail itself is pretty run-of-the-mill, with lots of cool cliffs and rock formations to climb and check out. Once you get toward the top you can see the other side of the mountain including the salt lake and sometimes buffalo in the distance. Well worth it if you want to check out Antelope Island but don't want to spend all day there. We got their early, took our time driving around the island, climbed Dooly Knob, and were out by 1pm.

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5 months ago

Wonderful hike with some amazing views at the top. The gate closure at the bottom adds a grueling .5 mile ascent up a paved 23% graded road. Lots of wide switchbacks and a few steep ascents along the way. Snow and ice pack made it a bit more difficult. Spikes and trekking poles could have assisted at the higher elevations, but they weren't ultimately needed.

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5 months ago

Beautiful time of year to do this hike! The extra .5 miles of a steep paved road sucks since the gate is closed, but the crowds are light and the winter weather is nice since the trail provides no shade.

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