Lewis Peak Via South Skyline Trail

MODERATE 50 reviews

Lewis Peak Via South Skyline Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eden, Utah that features a great forest setting 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
10.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,851 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

snow

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing sights everywhere. The beginning is quite steep but becomes a little more moderate and easy for the last miles. Some marking were a little unclear but the path was relatively well kept. The second half is almost fully exposed but there is a little shade.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great trail, lots of shade. Only got to the first shoulder. Pressed for time. About 5 miles.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful hike through dense forest followers by open ridge trails with views in every direction.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is beautiful. It provides sections with shade and many others with great views of the Ogden Valley, Ben Lomond Peak, Pineview Reservoir, Ogden Peak, and Ogden Canyon. It is somewhat steep at times but not terribly difficult. The smell of horse mint and other plants is so refreshing. There is no water on the trail. Bikers and dirt bikes also use the trail so keep an eye out.

1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. If you can just make it past the initial switchbacks, then you’ll probably be fine. After that, there are some lesser uphill climbs (there are routes around some of them, if you want to skip some!of the uphill portions), but it’s generally a very moderate hike with great sight lines all along the trail. This trail in my experience tends to be a busy one and it also allows motorcycles, of which there were more than 10 that passed me on my last hike.

hiking
2 months ago

During the Spring the initial north face switch back elevation climb is through dence vegatation including oak brush and spruce trees. The trail starts with a very cool single track and even at times a shady tunnel effect as you climb upwards. There is a small spring coming down one of the switchback turns. A good place to rest in the shade if you need it.

Finally, you come to the "light at the end of the tunnel" and after passing a giant spruce tree the trail opens up and now you're exposed to the sunlight and drier sagebrush. In the late Spring you'll find lots of colorful wildflowers with the panoramic views of the Great Salt Lake, Ogden Valley, Mount Ogden and Ben Lomond.

When you reach the posted sign: Lewis Peak 3 mi North Ogden Divide TH 2 1/2 mi the trail will divide a few times on your way to Lewis Peak. You may either climb the small peaks along the way to enjoy the panoramic views or you can save your energy and skirt around them. In either case you won't be disappointed.

After two miles of gentle up and down changes in grade you'll come to the final ascent through a hillside covered in quake and aspen. Again the top of Lewis Peak is exposed. So, hopefully your wearing a hat, you put on your Sport 50 SPF, brought at least a liter of water, a snack and a extra pair of dry socks. After taking in the views, it's time for the 5.2 mile trek back.

It's a mostly downhill from now on and so you might feel those blisters start to develope. The wind can pick up in the afternoon, it might not be a bad idea to carry a light shell in your small pack.

In the winter, after a fresh snowfall, I love to snowshoe this trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this yesterday. Almost turned back about 1.5 miles in because I ran into very low, dark fog, but I waited it out for about 10 minutes and the sun started breaking it up. Glad I didn’t quit because it was a great hike, great views, and nothing dangerous (like real narrow edges over a steep cliff, etc). The only “bad” thing is there are some steep rolling hills between about the 3rd and 4th mile, which means the return trip isn’t “all down hill” right away. I think it will be great to do again in fall.

hiking
2 months ago

Panoramic view of ogden valley. Very steep but fun and more than moderate IMO
Can be muddy. Pretty narrow. Don’t enjoy bringing the dogs here. Much better dog trails. Some shade. Loose rocks and divits from horses can be hindering.

off road driving
3 months ago

Incredible ride you can access from Pineview or Ogden Canyon. The switchbacks going up from Ogden Canyon can get pretty rough and requires some skill to get up. Hikers keep in mind this is a Dirt-Bike trail please step aside and let motos pass. Riders keep your speeds down around blind corners!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with spectacular views. Very narrow in parts and can be muddy which sucks going down.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

A great hike all year round. I especially enjoy snowshoeing on this trail. There is enough elevation gain at a gradual grade, that makes for a good cardio workout. I always bring at least a liter of water, wear sunglasses, head covering and I pack a snack and a light weight shell to protect from the wind.

The switchbacks are shaded, but the summit is exposed to the sun and wind. Excellent 360 degree panoramic views of Ogden Valley, Mt. Ogden, Ben Lomond and the Great Salt Lake.

hiking
6 months ago

Snow packed and ice covered trails. Ice trekkers are a must right now on the trail. I only went to were South Skyline Trail loops, then the snow wasn’t packed down and snowshoes were needed.

This trail is quite the hike up and has beautiful views.

hiking
8 months ago

Didn't see a soul. The last quarter mile was a bit icy. Def recommend

hiking
11 months ago

Took a lot of rest stops but was worth it. It is a well maintained trail.

hiking
11 months ago

The trail has very nice views of Eden. The trail is very steep and exhausting until you get to where it flattens out. It was not busy when we went on a Saturday around 10am.

hiking
11 months ago

One of my new favorites. The first two miles are tough both way. But the incline is not terrible after that! Beware of rattlesnakes in the summer months!

Friday, August 04, 2017

Definitely a harder moderate route... ha. Beautiful trail. Fun. Takes about 2 hours each way.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Great well maintained trail, except when i went, all the signage was down. I hiked part of the way with someone from out of town, and when she was jogging back she ended up on the trail to Pineview and went a couple miles before realizing it due to the missing sign. Other than that, trails were in good condition, nothing washed out or dangerous, and easy to follow as long as you don't mind going uphill and know which way to turn.

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