Frary Peak Trail

HARD 137 reviews

Frary Peak Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and bird watching and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.9 miles Elevation Gain: 2,335 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

bird watching

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

no shade

Users have reported that during the winter there is a closed gate that adds half a mile each way to the hike.

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Great view at the top! No shade.

hiking
19 days ago

June 30, 2019 - GREAT HIKE! 85 degrees, overcast, good winds from the South. Took our 12, 10, and 8 year olds. Very straightforward trail the first 3 miles. last half mile to the peak has a steep cross-slope with some light scrambling, had to hold my youngest's hand for that part. Finally, not a single bug the entire hike! Full disclosure, we did apply Off! before we started, but I hardly saw any insects the 3.5 hours we were there

30 days ago

Great view. Highly recommended.

1 month ago

State should apply pest control. Left today with a literal several hundred bites. Couldn't enjoy scenery and its bad then they have a sign saying no refunds because of bugs. Stay away

no shade
1 month ago

june 9 its a three, nice views, did it after deseret peak and it cant compare. take the kids and grandparents for nice views, can cut it short with just doing Dullies . very relaxing. well worn and well marked. saw 4 bison so they do exist on the island. weather was perfect, blue sky, no bug bites, closer to the peak alot of nat like flys on my hat and back of my shirt.

hiking
bugs
no shade
1 month ago

First, make sure you have sunscreen and bug spray. This is a great time of year to do this hike because when it’s too much warmer it’s unbearable due to the lack of shade. And the bugs (while still insane) is not as bad as earlier in the spring. Gorgeous views! And not too much of an incline for most of the hike. The heat and bugs are definitely a big part of what makes this a harder hike.

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bugs
no shade
1 month ago

2 months ago

Enjoyable easy-moderate hike through beautiful sagebrush and wildflowers and up to fabulous 360 view of the Salt Lake. The no seeums are out so recommend bug spray and head net!

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

Awesome Peak / Trail !!! Great vantage points of Salt Lake and all of Antelope Island. HOLY BITING GNATS and MOSQUITOS !!! Started to climb it the hard way along the ridge line, but was pressed for time and couldn't bring the dogs. Bug Spray is effective against the Mosquitos, but the only thing that will save you from the gnats is to cover your body / use mesh netting for your face / neck. . .

hiking
bugs
washed out
2 months ago

Bring more bug repellant than you ever though necessary. Seriously, you’ll thank me later. No more snow and the weather is perfect. There are several sections of the trail towards the end that are washed out from all the rain/snowmelt resulting in some fairly precarious scrambles. I would avoid taking inexperienced small children until this is fixed.

hiking
3 months ago

As many others have stated bring bug spray. If it is a clear day you will be rewarded with great sights in every direction. Bring plenty of water for your trip and a Sun shirt or sun screen.

hiking
3 months ago

The weather was perfect for hike to the Peak. Cooler temps. and possible rain kept the bugs away. I left early enough to beat the crowd, seems several others had the same idea. The trail is in good shape with just a small patch of snow right before you round out to the peak.

hiking
muddy
snow
3 months ago

3 months ago

Nice hike but the mosquitos are most definitely out. so either bring repellant or be done by 5. never mind just bring repellant. beautiful views

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this 4/7/19. Brought spikes but didn’t need them as there was only one short section of snow that was easily navigable in boots. Come prepared for mosquitos - we were bit a couple times. Grass is greening up with delicate flowers here and there along the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Great view! Worth the drive and hike. Not only is there a lot to see from the peak, there is a lot to learn from the shores. Enjoy a day! Watch out for a friendly morning coyote at the trailhead. DO NOT FEED! He might play fetch though. lol

3 months ago

Great trail with some steep sections and a little hair-raising area as you continue from the antenna. Was glad for spikes I brought to get through some snowy, narrow sections past the antenna. Views are amazing! Did this yesterday, 3/31.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Did this one for a sunset hike and my 1st time. No bugs but did wish I had spikes for alil snowy section right b4 u get to the summit. I did have hiking poles so that helped but the trail is mostly dry. The star gazing was awesome tonite.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
3 months ago

Gorgeous views today! Somewhat steep. Still had snow on the trail west of the peak. It made a huge difference to have spikes/traction device at 9-10:00 am. Snowy over maybe 100 feet with steep slope away. Did I mention? I love the views and the quiet!

muddy
no shade
rocky
snow
3 months ago

Spectacular views all the way with varying perspectives east and west across the lake made the continuous uphill slog well worth the effort. Melting snow made for a little mud and slick in places. Most of our group felt accomplished to stop at the antennae which is the top of the ridge and end of the prairie. The quarter mile from there to the summit runs along the right of the rocky ridge and a little sketchy in places with steep drops and snow obscuring the route. Worth it to reach the USGS plaque though! Suspect the summit trail safer after snow melt, but it gets hot and no shade so bring water!

hiking
4 months ago

One of the best sunrises I have witnessed in quite sometime!

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