Mineral Fork to Silver Mountain Mine Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews

Mineral Fork to Silver Mountain Mine Trail is a 4 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
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,778 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
18 hours 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
3 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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