East Mesa Trail to Observation Point

MODERATE 10 reviews
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East Mesa Trail to Observation Point is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Carmel, 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 April until October.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

16 days ago

First part of the trail is okay. Viewpoint is stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

I actually completed the hike starting at Weeping Rock, which brings the total mileage of the hike to 8 miles, out and back. The elevation climb is intense, but the trail quickly becomes unmissable as you finish the first set of switchbacks and enter a gorgeous canyon up which you get a glimpse of the technical slot, Echo Canyon. The extra mileage and elevation is totally worth the exertion and would recommend highly. On the way back completed Hidden Canyon, which is accessed by a trail that connects off of the first set of switchbacks, and is a lovely detour that utilizes some chains along the canyon walls.

hiking
1 month ago

Much easier route to Observation Point than starting at the canyon floor. On the return, you will be climbing for 3/4 of a mile or so. Very diverse scenery on the route as well. Not a lot of people on this route until trail intersects w/main trail to O.P. The last 1/2 mile driving to trailhead is sketchy w/rocks sticking out and deep ruts in the marginal road. Helps if vehicle has some clearance as in a full size pickup or SUV.

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1 month ago

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4 months ago

Relatively flat the first 2.5 miles then a steeper descent for the last mile until you get close to the point. Makes for a moderate hike back. The view at the end is amazing and a great reward for the amount of effort that goes into the hike. Also the access is away from the crowds down a dirt road, just follow the signs. We took an Elantra and it did fine.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015