Hidden Valley Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length4.9 miElevation gain2,001 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

Parking lot at the 22nd Street Trailhead

Ogden Ranger District (801) 625-5112

The trailhead is located at the top of 22nd Street. There is a paved parking lot, but not water or restrooms are available. From this point, a large cottonwood tree is visible a few hundred yards up the mountain towards the canyon. Follow the Indian trail to the left of the cottonwood tree. Continue on the trail climbing above the mouth of the canyon.

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Mckenna Morgan
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Great hike! Some steep part and snow all over the trail halfway up. Bring proper hiking gear.

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Chad Oborn
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Great hike. Some icy spots heading up to Hidden Valley and coming down Taylor. Used spikes in a couple of spots.

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Anna M
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Chloé Rose
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Fun hike. Trail accessible all the way through. Snow packed down on trail.

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Ray Azordegan
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It’s absolutely beautiful with the Rockies in the background and an expansive valley with desert flowers starting to bud. Btw, this is not a hard hike. At most, moderate. I saw quite a bit of dog poo along the trail as well as some already in bags and tied up but interestingly left them on the trail for other people to pick them up. UNBELIEVABLE! For my fellow dog parents: if this keeps up, they will ban dogs here too. Shame! his

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Aubrey Banning
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My first time on Hidden Valley and a beautiful day to complete the trail. There was a mixture of snow and ice on the top 2/3 of the trail, with over a foot of snow in parts near the end. This made the steep and shaded parts of the trail more precarious than they'd probably usually be - I wish I'd brought my spikes but made it regardless. Gorgeous view of Ogden from the first overlook, and a stunning view of Mt Ogden at the very end. Worth the hike!

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Michal Kubas
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Rich Allen
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I kept going straight past the big turn and the trail became solid ice up there. amazing views but super treacherous at the steep ledges

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Matthew Stumphf
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Jenny Evans
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The trail is in great shape right now: almost dry, no snow, ice, or mud. There's quite a bit of elevation gain, just take it slow and you'll be fine (it's not as bad as Malan's Peak). There are a few spots where the trail is eroded and on a gradual slope, but not a problem if you have decent shoes. Overall a great, challenging hike. Go before the snow flies!

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Paula .
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A little sketchy in areas. If you are afraid of heights or don’t like cliff with shale slippery very thin in sections. But it was nice past that area. Not sure if I would try it again.

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Madison Romig
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super good hike!! very steep in the middle but it was a good challenge. pretty shady

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Romney Mathewson
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Very good hike. Took Indian trail to the ridge and climbed/scrambled to the highest point. Went down the west ridge to hidden valley trail back to car.

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Ellison Green
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Great trail - views were awesome

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Kyle Berschauer
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First and last parts are the easiest part of this hike. The middle has some steep inclines. If you have some hiking poles wouldn't hurt to bring them! Great views all the way around

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J K
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Anna M
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Patrick Roberts
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Lives up to the reputation. Loved it!

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Laura Ha
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Kayla Friedel
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super pretty

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Brianna Prewitt
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Great workout, beautiful views throughout.

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Kayla Friedel
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super pretty. recommend going earlier or later, some shady parts but can get pretty hot

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Holly Jackson
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Ryan Hoyt
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