Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow

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Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3904 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Ferguson Canyon is a short steep canyon located immediately south of the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. The lower canyon is enclosed by granite walls popular with rock climbers, while the upper canyon contains open meadows.

1 day ago

Really enjoyed this trail, though we couldn't get past about 2mi in, as it wasn't blazed/was impassable. Still a really enjoyable, challenging hike with incredibly rewarding views at the top!

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8 days ago

Enjoyable hike, just not a top 10 along the Wasatch front. Maybe I'm not seeing the beauty of it.

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11 days ago

Ferguson Canyon is gorgeous, especially the views at the beginning and about halfway through. I only went halfway in because the trail was so steep and poorly maintained that there was no way I could finish it without trekking poles. You have to dodge quite a few fallen trees and wade through the creek a lot.

trail running
12 days ago

Parts are very runnable

14 days ago

It is awesome

hiking
16 days ago

Made it to the saddle between Ferguson Peak and Storm Mtn with the help of a seasoned hiker I met at the trail head. He was 68 years old (twice my age) and took me to school. Super impressed with his non-stop approach all the way to the top. Took exactly 3 hrs and a steady pace. Some of the steeper sections will challenge your calves for sure. Wish I could have made it up to Ferguson peak or even out to Storm, but I ran out of time. Cold and windy at the top but amazing views down Stairs Gulch and over into BCC. I will be back with intentions of hitting the Twins.

hiking
16 days ago

Rocky trail. Fun but a bit of an incline. Crosses the river a couple times

17 days ago

trail running
18 days ago

Pretty rocky for trail running, but it made it really challenging and technical so it was fun

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