Mineral Fork to Silver Mountain Mine Trail is a 4.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

historic site

no dogs

Trail leads up to the abandoned Silver Mountain and Little Giant Mines on the west face of Kessler Peak below the summit. It also passes a small waterfall.

hiking
2 months ago

Well, that was a mistake. First part of the trail was fine; well traveled, a bit rocky in places, but otherwise a normal trail for the area. Once you branch off to go towards the mine area, you quickly find that the trail is not much more than an overgrown unmaintained deer path all the way to the end. We never did see the mine at the end of the trail and all we took away were frustrations and cut up legs. Bring a machete and wear long pants if you are going to do this hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Well missed the turn off to go towards the mines so we ended up just hiking up the Mineral Fork Trail. Trail is pretty rocky for alot of it with a few springs throughout the trail. When we came back down ran into a moose and then found the trail to go to the mines. The "trail" was in the middle long grass and the trees. Take markers because the little distance we walked we almost got lost coming back. You will need the keep the map out to find the trail or you will miss it and continue walking up Mineral Fork Trail

2 months ago

clearly, my experience was different. after the split, the trail was full of underbrush that was very thick at times. near the mine, i couldnt find a viable route to tje mine. i periodically checked the all trails map and it showed that i was on the trail but clearly thete wasnt a trail. i was very disappointed.

hiking
2 months ago

This is an awesome trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon! Multiple waterfalls, great scenery! Lake Blanche was completely packed, this trailhead had maybe 5 cars parked there. The waterfalls along this trail were great, many smaller cascades compared to the more monolithic, traditional waterfalls. The trail has water running down it in places, but nothing impassable.

Also, the Wasatch Mine, which is further south along the main trail, is the source of some of the water (initially we thought one of the ruins above the tailings pile was the mine, turns out the mine entrance is screened by some trees). Just follow the water from the tailings pile to get to the mine entrance.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Didn't quite get up to the mine because of the snow but the waterfall at our turn-around point at was very nice. Was able to find some of the trail where the snow had already melted

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