Emigration Canyon Ridgeline Trail

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Emigration Canyon Ridgeline Trail is a 8.1 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 8.1 miles Elevation Gain: 2,155 feet Route Type: Out & Back

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

no dogs

hiking
icy
muddy
no shade
snow
1 day ago

Awesome panoramic views!

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
6 days ago

Started out on a Thursday around 10:30am. There were several cars in the parking lot, but I didn't see anyone else on the trail the entire time I was there. Wildflowers are out in full force, and the canyon is still green. The trail has some steep parts before Dale, and there's some up and down along the ridgeline. However, the rock/dirt seemed pretty nice (not super dusty or slippery; that being said, it had rained yesterday). Past Dale, the trail gradually starts to become overgrown but still isn't difficult to follow. Close to Perkins, the trail fades and becomes a slog through scrub oak with some scrambling over big, sturdy rocks towards the end. I could also hear the noise from the road and the freeway toward that end of the trail. Pants might be nice if you're averse to getting scratched up. I'm not actually sure what peak I ended up on since there are a lot of little summits on the ridgeline. The trail gets hot when the sun is out. I wouldn't recommend this for when it gets much warmer.

hiking
no shade
18 days ago

Pretty great little hike! Went with a toddler so we only went in a mile and back, but some great views of the reservoir and mountains. It’s mid May and we had quite a few wildflowers on the trail.

hiking
muddy
no shade
snow
1 month ago

Mud & snow after the first couple miles Still spectacular; wildflowers are blooming.

hiking
muddy
no shade
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
over grown
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Great trek across the ridge. The views were great and a few animals to look at. Nice hike

hiking
1 month ago

exposed and windy without rewarding views to compensate. not great hiking here

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

The first third of the trail is easy with a few short moderate hills to climb. The rest is difficult due to long steep slopes and an occasionally disappearing trail. I’d recommend bringing a wind proof jacket March-May.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
no shade
over grown
private property
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 month ago

Been up there 3 times. Once I saw 3 rattlesnakes in 1 hike, scary! It's also really windy and there's no shade. No dogs. It's kinds pretty but there are way way better hikes in Millcreek and Park City.

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