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Frary Peak Trail

MODERATE 159 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 moderate. 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.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
12 days ago

The trail is well marked and easy to follow. It is fully exposed so be cautious on hot sunny days. There is no water along the trail, you must carry enough. it can be very buggy in early summer, but they are mostly gone by August. Be careful with dogs, we once took our Siberian Husky and the hot sharp rocks on the trail tore up her pads before we reached the peak so we had to turn around.

this trail if pretty easy. only part that gets difficult is the last mile. for the most part very scenic. I hiked it at 6:15pm 8/11/19 and watching the sunset was majestic. it will take a solid 3 hours if you stop here and there but I would highly recommend doing it regardless. Antelope island is a sleeper.

hiking
12 days ago

Hike was steep, did it on 8/10/19, at 9 a.m. the weather was no bad and the mosquitos were better than what I was expecting, after the antenna gets hard but not impossible and it's worth it because the views are amazing. Make sure you have enough water and sunblock there is not shade at all.

hiking
13 days ago

Left around 9am and weather wasn't bad at all. Bugs not as bad as other reviewers said, just lots of ants once the sun came out. Tracked it closer to 7.3 miles. Awesome trail really surreal scenery that makes you feel like you're on a different continent.

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no shade
scramble
20 days ago

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no shade
1 month ago

Good hike but not easy. Take more water than you think. Very dry and no shade, but views galore. Near top GO RIGHT at antenna

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great view at the top! No shade.

hiking
1 month 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

2 months ago

Great view. Highly recommended.

2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

3 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
3 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. . .

3 months ago

This hike is definitely best done in spring or early summer when the flowers are out. There is a really neat stretch on the way up where the trail goes through and under huge boulders. When the air is clear, the view from the top of Antelope Island is at least as good as on any of the higher mountains around. The last stretch of trail before the peak might make some nervous where it is narrow and steep on a precipitous hillside. I saw bison and chukars.

hiking
bugs
washed out
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 months ago

4 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
4 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
4 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

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