Malans Peak Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Malans Peak Loop Trail is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and camping and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2293 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

views

waterfall

wildlife

scramble

7 days ago

DOUBLE WARNING! Do NOT attempt the loop trail. I went with my teenage son and friend and my dog (all super fit) and our 5 mile hike turned into a 5-6 hour bushwhacking, rock scrambling, dangerous decent where we almost called a helicopter to get us back down. We knew we weren't lost because we knew we had to follow the creek but at the waterfalls it was just cliff. We ended up finding a non-life threatening way down but had to be slow, smart, and careful (climbing again and descending loose rocky cliff areas). We all ended up dehydrated and exhausted. If you are wanting an epic peak hike, please just do an out and back!!! Search AllTrails for just the Malans Peak Trail. The hike to Malans Peak was steep but rewarding.

hiking
1 month ago

***Warning***
This is a beautiful hike and very enjoyable to the but when attempting to complete the "loop" by going off the main trail at Malan basin to connect with waterfall canyon please be very careful as it is a much more adventurous. At times you can tell there is a trail but much of it just disappears and you are left scrambling up and down steep slopes, over, around and through heavy brush then back and forth across the creek to attempt to find what "may" be the trail. We lost any semblance of a trail 1/2 way down. We kept going and reached a point about 700-800 feet away from the top of the falls where there was nowhere left to safely go without repelling and rock climbing gear. Going down this trail affords the opportunity to see waterfall canyon from a unique perspective but you will need to be in good physical condition with the correct equipment to be able to complete the "loop". Unfortunately we had left our climbing gear at home and opted to return the way we came back to Malan Peak via the basin trail and avoid a search and rescue operation. Enjoy and safe hiking.

1 month ago

Depending on your fitness level this trail can be tough. The path is well groomed for most of it but it does gain elevation pretty quick. After crossing the second bridge is when the difficulty starts. Most of the trail is a minimum of a 45 degree incline with some parts hitting around 60 degree. It is well worth it if you're able to sit down and enjoy the view at the peak.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike to the peak was everything you could ask for in a hike this time of year. Snow capped peaks, multi-color rock formations, greenery, wildflowers & an amazing 360° view at the top. Highly recommend.