Flag Rock via Patsy's Mine Trail

MODERATE 112 reviews

Flag Rock via Patsy's Mine Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Farmington, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

cave

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

no shade

historic site

The temporary trail head is at the top of 100 N in Farmington. An alternative trail head can be accessed by high-clearance vehicles from the Firebreak Road.

4 days ago

I only give it three stars because the mine was fun for the kids to explore. Very steep loose dirt trails so very slippery. I made the mistake of going with my three young children and dog alone so that made it all the more challenging but even then I can’t imagine this trail being enjoyable without children. The mine is really cool. Bring flashlights or full charged cell phone lights. Really no shade on trail. Mine is nice and cool though.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this starting around 6:15pm. The trail is not clearly marked for some time. We found ourselves “stumbling” onto the trail. My GPS said that it was around 1.5 miles up, 1.6 down. We did not go to the mine. Took us around 2 hours to get to the flag (it was super hot, and we were slightly creeped out thinking we kept hearing rattlesnakes...although we never saw one) we took multiple breaks and sat at a bench 1/2 way through the hike. We spent a good amount of time up top, watching the sun set

hiking
1 month ago

Great well maintained trail! Pretty the entire way through!

1 month ago

It was a bit rough for my out of shape family but it was a great view and I loved the mine. I’m a bit scared of heights and the narrow steep trail had me a bit anxious, especially on the way down. However I didn’t have too much trouble and I’m looking forward to seeing more of Utah

hiking
1 month ago

Great views of the valley and the Great Salt Lake. A good trail for the entire family. If you like mines, Patsy’s is an easy walk into.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a super fun hike because of the old mine at the end. Before you go, Google the history of the mine, then you will have the back story as you search the tunnels. Bring a flashlight!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but it's full sun for almost the entire way, so just be prepared for that.

hiking
2 months ago

Super fun but very steep. The kids made it ages 3,6,7 but it was difficult. Worth the hike. Round trip- 3/12 hrs.

2 months ago

Nice hike for Memorial Day. Loved being up at Flag Rock to see the view and ponder what so many have sacrificed for us. Fairly easy trail, but definitely exposed. Luckily it was only in the 60s. The mine was cool and definitely required a light to explore.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful morning for a hike. The views are spectacular the farther up you go. Well kept trails although a little narrow at times, especially if someone is passing by. There were a lot of families with children and they were all doing well. Patsy’s Mine was a fun little spot off the trail on our way to Flag Rock. I recommend starting early in the day as the heat of summer could make it too difficult.

2 months ago

Went with some friends and it was AMAZING, it is pretty steep and some people in our group with asthma had some trouble with is but the flag and the view were awesome and coming down to the mine was gorgeous. Put it on your list of hikes to do!!!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Wish the trails were marked somewhat closer to bottom of trail. There are markers the farther up you go.

hiking
2 months ago

Went with the scouts. Fun trail. Pretty good ascent for the whole time. Cave is cool. Nice place for kids to play in for a second.

trail running
3 months ago

Rattlers are out and about, be careful! The one we saw today was just off the trail about halfway up, coiled in the grass, and aggressive! It was about 3 inches around, rattler was about an inch and a half long. Higher pitched rattle that sounded similar to the grasshopper that makes that sound.

3 months ago

Easy hike with an awesome mine to go into. Very fun for the kids.

3 months ago

This was a good hike. The cave is awesome to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty good excersixe coming up. I think the view is worth it

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty awesome place. I remains safe and respected for people to see.

3 months ago

Great trail for a morning hike. There are great views all the way up.

3 months ago

It was good hike I recommend you go with someone you can get lost if it is first time ther get some good hiking shoes I slide down mountain make sure you stay on main trail other than that was good hike and pretty view

3 months ago

We hiked this today (4-22-2018). I’m not sure where they get that this hike is 2.6 miles but it’s 2 miles round trip. The map is wrong. We hiked to Flag Rock which well past Patsy’s Mine. It is a good hike but the app needs to be fixed to show the actual distances.

3 months ago

This is a double win! there is a mine right before you get to the flag that is well worth checking out. Its called Patsi's mine and is only a minute off trail.

hiking
3 months ago

The mine is cool and worth the hike. I wouldn't take my children past the mine to the flag. I recommend going up farmington canyon to get to the dirt road then hike from there.

4 months ago

Fun trail, we took our almost 4 yr old and 18 month old. Pretty steep sections, but worth the hike!

5 months ago

Great little day hike with family. Hiked this with my five year old. We hit the mine first and then continued up to the flag pole. The road to get you close to mine is easy if you have moderate ground clearance.

hiking
6 months ago

Good stuff did this at sunset, bring lights for the trip down

hiking
6 months ago

The trail is well maintained other than just a couple areas that are seeing erosion. Those really weren’t an issue and I felt confident on this trail with my kids. It is a good climb with a great payoff at the end. There is a bench to rest and take in the views about half way up and at the top. Not much shade, so I imagine that it could be a hot one in the summer, but in the cool of an unseasonably dry February, it was very pleasant.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a good trail and I loved it! Such a cool place to go.

hiking
8 months ago

We recently moved to Farmington and did the trail yesterday. It is a really nice hike, especially when you are coming down at sunset. Our group had four boys ranging in age from 9-11. It was just right. Highly recommended.

9 months ago

Loved it.. but need to find a better trail head, we drove our car on fire break road above Farmington pond. Hard hike..

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