Flat Top Mountain is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stockton, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,857 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

off trail

Flat Top Mountain (summit elevation of 10,624) is notable because it is the highpoint of the Oquirrh Mountains and one of Utah's 8 "ultra" prominent peaks (ranking 6th, with more topographical prominence than nearby Mount Timpanogos). The route is a 2-for-1 in that it walks along a ridge line that features Lewiston Peak as well. The Oquirrh Mountains present a distinctly different topography featuring more rounded mountains that are less rocky than the typical mountain summit along the Wasatch. Access to the trailhead can be tricky (see "Getting There"). Also, during the hike there is little-to-no trail, requiring a fair amount of bushwhacking. It is not recommended to attempt this hike without either a map or GPS as identifying the proper summits can get tricky once up in the mountains. Lastly, much of the land surrounding the ridge line is privately owned, so it is important to stick to the trail pretty closely.

hiking
4 months ago

Incredible hike and definitely fun to conquer another one of Utah's "ultra" prominent peaks! There is no trail at all, so be prepared to bushwhack it. We had to park our car at about 40.3706, -112.22784 and then hike the remaining distance to the trailhead. All told it wound up being about 7 miles and 3400 feet of elevation gain. Certainly worth it!

hiking
Saturday, May 25, 2013