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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
no shade
off trail
over grown
2 months ago

Difficult hike; great views at the top. No shade, no water; lots of bushwhacking, trail dies out often.

running
no shade
over grown
5 months ago

Fantastic peak to bag, but the directions to get there are not correct. The road from the Cedar Fort side is gated and closed by the Mercur mine. That means that you have to park pretty far away. It was nearly 16 miles round trip for me and a lot of bushwhacking.

hiking
Wed Jul 25 2018

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
5 months ago

hiking
Fri Aug 18 2017