Grandeur Peak Trail from Church Fork

HARD 326 reviews

Grandeur Peak Trail from Church Fork is a 6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2867 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

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8 days ago

Beautiful trail, beautiful views, and dog friendly!

This trail was awesome but it was no easy feat for a beginner. I'm not an avid hiker and it kicked my butt but it was still very doable. It took us 3 hours to get up and 2 hours to get back. It was really steep almost the whole way which made coming back down more difficult. Someone there were super human people who ran up this thing but that would have killed any of us in our group. Plan ahead, take tons of water and food, take it slow. The view at the top was well worth every ounce of it!

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8 days ago

It was a great trail. A casual walk up took us 2 hours 40 minutes. 2 hours 10 minutes back. We went on a Saturday at 7:30. Plenty of people to see, runners a plenty and dogs on the trail. The views were spectacular. So glad I did it!

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10 days ago

This trail sucks on a hot day. Luckily wasn't too bad today. Still had to keep our dogs wet to keep them from over heating. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail, with our hiking poles my partner kinda pushed it off the trail and we continued. It's a bit on the harder side, slowly but surely we made it. Not very many places to take a break, just on the trail, but worth it!!

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16 days ago

Fun hike! The trail jumps off above the Church Fork picnic area, there are only about 8 parking spots up at the top so we parked off the canyon road and just walked up there. The first mile of the trail is nicely shaded, the next 2 miles are pretty exposed so bring plenty of water. The trail wasn't super easy but it's definitely significantly easier than other trails marked Hard on alltrails (like Olympus and Gobbler's Knob).

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16 days ago

If it's a hot day, this hike is great for the afternoon/evening. You'll get a good bit of shade coverage.

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