Lone Peak via Cherry Canyon Logging Trail

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Lone Peak via Cherry Canyon Logging Trail is a 13.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Draper, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
13.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
6,420 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

no dogs

2 months ago

make sure to bring hiking poles, goes straight up on the way there and straight down the way back. that shit hurted, sucks ass but the good kind

hiking
2 months ago

So hard, so rewarding. Your legs, lungs and feet will hate you. Your eyes, heart and mind will love you.

hiking
3 months ago

Not sure why this isn’t named what it is: Cherry Canyon Logging Trail to Lone Peak.

It starts at the Orson Smith Park in Draper, right behind the restrooms. From there you hike a short way to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail until reaching a sign that clearly states ‘Cherry Canyon Logging Trail’.

Be warned: the full hike to the Lone Peak summit is long, and challenging in a lot of places. The first hour or two is basically exposed switchbacks with steep elevation gains. The next two hours are a pretty decent, relatively flat alpine trail with plenty of shade and a natural spring, leading to Outlaw Cabin. The next two hours take you up behind Outlaw Cabin, and following cairns down into the cirque (at this point you get a fantastic view of the summit and cliffs) then following cairns along the north rim of the cirque to the summit. The cairns lead you to ascend to the base of the summit on the north, and once you’re at the base, you’ll be bouldering the reach the summit itself (to see the summit markers and all...). From Outlaw Cabin to the summit is also exposed without much shade. Once at the summit, it took us five hours to get down.

Be aware that the summit has cliffs on every side. Makes for interesting bouldering. The true summit is the middle finger that you see from the bottom of the cirque, and doesn’t have much space for more than one or two people at a time.

Be sure to follow the cairns in the cirque too; there’s several, but it’s easy to lose track of them and figure out how to get back out...

Last, bring plenty of water and more than what you might on other hikes. This was the first hike I ever ran out of water on, and I had a full Camelback and other water bottles. The natural spring saved me (I didn’t use a water filter but...that might be a good idea...)

Overall a rewarding hike, and a true challenge even for experienced hikers and summit baggers.

hiking
3 months ago

Did it today for the second time. Just as hard as the first time. Bring lots of water, you are exposed to the sun most of the time.

hiking
5 months ago

Very very difficult hike. I got to the summit though. Woohoo!

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