Indian Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews

Indian Trail is a 8.5 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 March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3106 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Indian trail loosely traces the old Shoshoni Indian path used in ancient times to get out of Ogden Canyon and onto the salt lake plain. The trail is heavily forested and, even though you are close to Ogden, has a wilderness feel to it. The trail is well maintained and cool even in the summer. The Indian Trail is a moderate hike that ascends through lush evergreen forest and past interesting geology. It climbs steeply into Ogden Canyon, winds in and out of Warm Water Canyon, climbs to "Nevada Viewpoint" on the ridge between Warm Water Canyon and Cold Water Canyon, and then descends to into Cold Water Canyon near the Cold Water Canyon Trailhead. You can hike it out and back, or arrange a shuttle and hike from Trailhead to Trailhead.

10 days ago

This was epic. I loved it. Some great vistas and making it to the top was really rewarding. Bring a ton of water if it's hot because once you get about 3/4 of the way up it gets steep and hydration is key

14 days ago

Really great view of the city and of Ogden Canyon.

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This has become one of my families favorite hikes. The section from Ogden Canyon to the Nevada Viewpoint is mostly shady and not too difficult. There are a few places where the drop offs are very hairy, but the view at the top is beautiful. We have never run into rattlers ourselves, but several others in passing have seen them and gave warning.

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1 month ago

Started this trail from the 22nd street trailhead. It was pretty steep right from the beginning but eventually leveled off somewhat. There were bees at every turn for the first 3 miles. A lot of the photo ops people are posting aren't until you hit the last mile which just takes you to the road along Ogden Canyon. There was no grand peak or waterfall if you're looking for something spectacular at the end of the hike, I wouldn't recommend this. Just a long 4 mile hike through the rocks and trees and a few steep drop offs so be careful not to slide downhill.

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1 month ago

I wasn't that impressed with this hike. Some of the views were pretty but other than that the hike was pretty boring. There are bees everywhere it is kind of a nuisance. There are a couple sketchy parts where if you lose your footing you could fall to your death. You start at 22nd street and end in Ogden canyon or vice versa.

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1 month ago

This is one of my favorite trails.
once you make it to where the trail follows the stream, it becomes shady and beautiful.

There are places to backpack in and camp, but watch out for glass. there are a lot of broken bottles from drinkers who want to ruin it for the rest of us.
imo, if you're going to drink, use a flask, you don't have to worry about it breaking and your more inclined to pack it out afterwards. and it's lighter than glass usually. That's what I prefer to do anyway.

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1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful hike. One of my favorites. Very clean and easy to follow trail.

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1 month ago

We love this trail, it's very shady, beautiful views from the top.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail. Beautiful scenery. Saw a rattle snake so careful where you step. The view is amazing and I loved the shade too. I new to hiking. So a note, if the trail v's don't take the one with the tree limb across it. Lol did a lot of rock climbing to get back to the trail.