Hidden Valley Trail

MODERATE 55 reviews

Hidden Valley Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2014 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Hidden Valley is a 5 mile out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The path to Hidden Valley uses the Indian Trail for approximately one-half mile. At this point a trail leads up into the hills and back to the south, and can easily be missed so watch for words painted on rocks on the uphill side of the trail. This is the beginning of the Hidden Valley Trail. It is a fairly steep trail but the path is well defined. The hike is about 2.5 miles one-way dead end. It calls for a vertical ascent of about 2,200 feet. Hidden Valley, a substantial mountain bowl, was for centuries a favored hunting ground for Indians, trappers and the early pioneers. Populations of Rocky Mountain sheep, deer, elk and other game animals used the area for spring forage or relief from the heat of the summer. The hike offers spectacular views of the Ogden area. Carry along water and a snack. This is a non-accessible, simple/minor developed trail.

5 days ago

Great hike. It’s short, but quite a workout. It’s fairly steep until about the last 1/2 mile or so, where it levels off a bit and you get some relief. This trail now connects to Taylor Canyon below, so you can do a loop, instead of going back the same way.

9 days ago

9 days ago

This trail is a knee burner. It connects to Taylor's Canyon now so it keeps on going more than 5 miles.

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12 days ago

This trail is HARD. Make sure to keep an eye out to make sure you don't just keep going on Indian Trail. There are lots of steep parts. It's nice because there aren't many people who use it so you're likely to not see anyone.

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Nice trail with usually little traffic.

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5 months ago

I live on the Bonneville Shoreline but for some reason I have never hiked Hidden Valley. Well, today was the day EXCEPT that we couldn't go all the way b/c there was a spot that was just too slippery and difficult to cross in the snow, so we turned around about 1 mile up. Still a great hike with incredible views and I will definitely be back.

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7 months ago

The first 2/3rds of the trail is definitely more on the difficult side with some steep sections, very nice once you get up into the valley itself with great views at the overlook!