Maple Canyon Left Fork is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mount Pleasant, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and rock climbing and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,135 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

cave

forest

wildlife

over grown

Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail (FS tr #150). First part of trail after crossing foot bridge has impressive cliffs and several rock climbing spots that are popular and heavily used. Trail continues up canyon and it's clear that beyond a half mile or so the trail is not used often. After first 3/4 mile it is quite overgrown and you'll basically be pushing through brush on some sections. Beautiful fall colors on maples, scrub oak, and green pines with limited views out of the forest. 90% shade. Moderate inclines the entire route.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked Maple Canyon Left Fork Trail (FS tr #150) on Sept. 23, 2018. First part of trail after crossing foot bridge has impressive cliffs and several popular and heavily used rock climbing spots. Trail continues up the canyon and it's clearly not used often. After first 3/4 mile it was quite overgrown and I was basically pushing through brush on some sections. Went almost to the summit when I came across a big pile of bear scat right on the side of the trail. Decided to turn around. A rain shower hit on my way down and with all the overgrowth being wet I got soaked from about waste down. Beautiful fall colors on maples, scrub oak, and green pines with limited views out of the forest. 90% shade. Moderate inclines the entire route. Pretty hike with the fall colors but better maintained trails are in Maple Canyon and more worth your time (like Arch Trail and Right Fork Trail).

hiking
1 month ago