Farmington Spine Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Farmington, Utah that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,690 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

forest

river

Section #12.2 goes from the BST (#1.6) (firebreak road), ascends the foothills, and goes north to Farmington Canyon. The trail follows the ridge or “spine” of the mountain as you pass the trailhead to the Old Aqueduct Trail (#24.2) and begins seven switchbacks up the face of the mountain. At the last switchback, there is a short trail spur around the face of the west side of the mountain to a great viewing area at Panorama Point (POI #15). There is a flat jade rock to use as a bench and enjoy the view. Return to the trail and look for the “subway” or natural depression on the ridge (POI #16). The natural depression makes following the trail easy. It goes straight up the top of the ridge to a “saddle” area where it joins section #12.1.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is fine for the first mile or so, then becomes progressively more overgrown until it just kind of ends about a half mile short of where the map says it should. There aren’t any really good views and the fact that you don’t hit a summit makes it pretty frustrating, especially when you factor in how difficult the trail is to follow.