Lone Peak via Jacob's Ladder Trail

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Lone Peak via Jacob's Ladder Trail is a 11.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Draper, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5672 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Climb to the top of this 11,000 foot Wasatch Peak which rises above Salt Lake City with a massive glacial cirque. This is a fairly strenuous climb to the top of one of the tallest peaks of the Wasatch Range. Reaching the cliff-lined summit will require some scrambling up steep slopes and over boulders. Follow the track in this guide closely to find your way up a variation to the top that takes you up a steep coulouir. Bring a camera as you will have specatacular views.

30 days ago

I personally love this hike during late spring. most of the hike is on south facing slopes that could get hot during the summer months. watch for moose, grouse and mountain goats along the trail. it is a steeper trail with some rocky terrain and there will be snow in the spri g, winter and fall months but the views of the valley spectacular.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike.

2 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful views. Heavy snow most of the way. Snow shoes required. Crampons recommended. Cornices and risk at the summit are high. Highly recommend ropes and anchors to cross the ridge line at the very top.

4 months ago

Beat

4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun, long, and scary scrambling at the end..this comes from and experienced climber and hiker. Only do the last 1/4 mile if you feel truly comfortable with cliffs and scrambling

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I know this route to Lone Peak is shorter than the Orson Smith/Cherry Canyon Logging Trail but it is not as satisfying. At times it is confusing when branches of trail suddenly break off. Portions of the trail are narrow with a v-shape deeply carved into the dirt. And lastly, the steepest sections offer a troublesome layer of ball-bearing pea gravel which makes ascent/descent difficult and almost dangerous. Once the Jacobs Ladder trail reaches Enniss Pass the worst part is behind you.

hiking
7 months ago

It was as many said before me a difficult hike! The decent was more challenging than the ascent in my opinion.

hiking
7 months ago

Yes, this was one of the hardest hikes I've been on. Yes, it was difficult, steep, long, with drop off cliffs at the end of steep scrambling over giant boulders. It was also one of the most spectacular hikes I've done! I highly recommend it. If you have a fear of heights (like I do), take a friend who can talk you through it. Tell yourself you can make it to the top.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

September 10th, 2016 was an amazing day with cooler temperatures, no wind, and sunshine. I've never seen so many people out to make the ascent. We summited around 10 am after a 6 am start. Loved every minute!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

This is an amazing hike. It kicks your butt but it's amazing. The views are spectacular

hiking
8 months ago

awesome hike!

8 months ago

Strenuous and awesome.

hiking
8 months ago

Give yourself time to get lost. The cairns are not always easy to follow. Also, do not follow the Google maps to the trailhead!

8 months ago

Fantastic, but very steep. Started raining on the summit, turned heavy with hail while in the cirque coming down. Summit in 7 hours, down in less than 4. One more off the list!

hiking
8 months ago

Difficult hike. Google maps took us way away from the trailhead. watch out for thunderstorms! they move in quick.

hiking
8 months ago