Hidden Valley Trail

MODERATE 70 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.

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1 month ago

went on labor day and there were hardly any people on the trail despite a full parking lot at 22nd street. steep but enjoyable hike! the end was gorgeous! Next time we'll try to get there for the sunrise.

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I know some people really like to hike for the outcome and views, but I enjoy a beautiful hike all around and this was not! If you like views you will love it once you get to the top. It's a pretty rough hike, incline all the way up, but I'm not in great shape either. The trail upkeep was nice so that wasn't a huge issue. I saw some fall pictures so maybe I'll try again then because they look beautiful. Today it was just ugly, dry, and full of grasshoppers. I was a little disappointed because of everyone else's great reviews. Great workout though!!

1 month ago

Quite steep at places, but the views are worth it! Your calves will thank you later.

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2 months ago

I would rate this trail as "hard" more than "moderate". But maybe that is because I start at Rainbow Gardens instead of 22nd st. This adds a mile each way, and some elevation gain.

One of my favorites in the area. Fantastic workout for your calves, quads, and glutes. Very steep. Probably too difficult for smaller children.

If you don't think that you are fit enough to make it all the way to the rock pile, just try to make it about 1.5 miles in to the valley overlook. Best view of ogden there is, other than Ben Lomond or Lewis Peak.

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3 months ago

This is a fairly steep trail for nearly the entire go-- great for power-hiking to get your butt, quads and calves burning. I'm pretty darn fit, and I found it challenging but still fun. It's not nearly as crowded as the lower trails and has some great views of the valley before heading into some nice secluded wooded areas that feel lightyears away from the city.
Yes, it's true, you can now connect to Taylor. BUT-- I would caution those who are thinking of attempting this that the trail is new and not all that solid yet, and it gets a little scrappy in places. You have to cross a couple big rock slides, go down some steep inclines that are pretty gravel-y, and pick your way through some patches of scrub oak. Totally doable, but a bit trickier than most of the trails I've encountered up here.

3 months 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.

4 months ago

4 months 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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