Hayden Peak

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Hayden Peak is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2089 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

camping

hiking

rock climbing

skiing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

off trail

no shade

Park at the Highland trailhead and head East. PLEASE NOTE there is no marked trail--just head towards the Ridgeline that runs East--West that will take you up to the main North to South Ridgeline. Hike to the south base of that ridge. You'll see a small pond that is a great place to start getting up on that first ridge. Just before you come to the main ridge you'll have to do some light rock-climbing. Once you are on top, follow the ridge north just to the base of the falls summit. Unless you are really adventurous, head to the west of that false summit, staying fairly flat until you come to a chute about a 150 yards after. It will take you back up to the ridge. Once you are back on the ridge, follow that until you are on the East face, just below the summit. From their you'll be able to hike straight up to the summit.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is not for the faint of heart... Features stunning views and exhilarating hiking and bouldering. This is a Family favorite for my family and I. Just a note from us... Go around the west side of the false peak and there is a chute a few hundred yards north of that--that you can climb back up to the ridge before you summit. This hike requires a lot of steep bouldering and climbing. The hard work is worth it for the amazing view at the end.