Murdock Mountain Trail

HARD 4 reviews

Murdock Mountain Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.5 miles
505 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


25 days ago

One of the best trails I’ve been on in a long while. I believe the views at the top rival those of you get a great view of Baldy too! Saw a dozen or so mountain goats off to the side of the mountain...definitely keep your eyes peeled. Time and mileage will depend on your route as there is no trail. We did it in around 3 miles with plenty of switchbacking and exploring. Absolutely no one on the trail...pretty amazing for a summer Saturday in the Uintas.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Not sure why this is rated as "Difficult," the climb is mellow compared to Bald Mtn. A good option for an early or late season summit when the snow has set in to snowshoe up to get good views without any major avalanche risk.
I give it a 3 for the summer, 4 for the winter due to there being better options (ie. Bald Mtn) available to summit in the summer.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

If you want to climb a peak in the Uintas but don't feel up to the more grueling Bald Mountain Trail than Murdock Mountain is for you. It's just across the highway from the Bald Mountain Trailhead. Murdock Mountain is a gentle sloping mountain that provides great views in all directions. There is no trail to the summit, but because of it's gentle grade anyone in decent shape should be able to easily reach the top. There is a good deal of talus to climb over, but at no point is it ever exposed or risky. On the top you will be greeted with great views, and if you are lucky will catch a glimpse of the mountain goats that live on the mountain.

1 month ago