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Neff’s Canyon to South Thayne Peak is a 7.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October.

Length 7.9 mi Elevation gain 4,015 ft Route type Out & Back

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Dylan :
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Hiking

Longer than it stated. The hike to the Ridge is actually much further. I clocked 8 miles round trip so bring plenty of water. Once you get to the meadows sections it's really pretty but not much shade. Hope you guys enjoy!

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Sierra Sears
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HikingRocky

Beautiful covered trail most of the way, though the end of this trail according to the map is no destination, just stops at a fork. Worth it if you keep going either way to a nearby peak for a view. We went right to Raymond peak.

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Sam Graff
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HikingIcyMuddySnow

I did this hike this morning and started at about 7:30 a.m. We started early to not get the slushy snow and it really payed off. The snow starts a while before the ridge line and was still frozen and able to walk on. After the ridge, however, the snow is in the sun and a little slushy. We still made it to the top with just normal shoes (without crampons) but did a fare amount of slipping. The view was so pretty and definitely worth the hike. It looked like we were the first ones up there for a good while so we did get a bit lost here and there due not seeing the trail under the snow, so I’d recommend having the trail up on your phone to get your way around.

Parker Mitchell
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HikingMuddyScrambleSnow

Beat the crowds on Memorial Day with a relatively early start. After seeing little snow for the first few miles inside Neff’s canyon, the snow grew to at least 2-3 feet with a hard pack that was easily walked on. With intentions to summit, we completely lost the trail after walking on fresh snowfall from the weekend storms, and managed to scramble our way onto the ridge. From there, conditions were fairly slippery and muddy, with the snow on the south face of the mountain being just 3-4 in deep and with heavy mud underneath. Total time from trailhead to peak was just over 3 hours, I would definitely recommend as early a start as possible to avoid melting and muddy conditions that we started to experience around 10:00 am or so. Great hike overall and an excellent view to go along with it.

Jessica Rose
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HikingSnow

Nice burner of a hike, lots of snow towards the top (micro spikes were fabulous to have but I think doable without), only made it to the ridge and had to turn around bc of time, but the views from there were great.

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Ryan Jimenez
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Hayden Johnson
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HikingSnow

4/19/20: great trail but still pretty icy past the Mt Olympus sign. Happy I had microspikes on for the last half of the ascent. Trail through the snow disappears in the big clearing about a mile below reaching wildcat ridge. Also for hikers with dogs, there’s a big elk carcass about 1-1.5 miles in and saw some very interested dogs. Anyone who makes it up to the clearing where the trail disappears— I left a green and brown dog leash and would very much appreciate anyone who has a chance to grab it and lets me know (9185578435)!

Ryaj Jeris
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HikingIcySnow

11/13/19 Icy for pretty much the whole way from 0.5 miles on up, and then snow at the top. Spikes and poles saved my bacon. First time doing this one; knew it was steep but man, was it steep.... Cool frozen waterfall a couple miles up that you walk across. The trail in the upper meadow was not super obvious, had to hunt a bit to find it but it's hard to go too far off track because the mountain is in front of you. Made it to the 3.1 mile mark and turned around as the snow was getting too deep to be any fun.

Troy Tuttle
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Hiking

This was such a fantastic hike! The first mile or so still has some great fall colors, with some vibrant reds, yellows and oranges. After about a mile and a half, you hit snow, which adds to the beauty. The meadow has about 2 to 3 inches of snow. The ascent up to Wildcat Ridge has about 4 to 5 inches of snow. I was worried about being able to follow the trail with all the snow and being the first to attempt it, but it wasn't bad at all. Upon arriving at saddle and the Wildcat Ridge trail you will be rewarded with some amazing views of the Lake Blanche area and Broad's Fork. Where the trail leaves Wildcat Ridge and heads up the the summit, it can be pretty difficult to follow, Again, the views from the peak are incredible.

Hinoryn T
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Hiking

Shady trail. 80+% shade. Few alternate trail choices. But the main trail is pretty interesting. Tall grasses. Large trees. Many quaking aspen trees. Stream crossings. Beautiful.

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bojassem12 User
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Prisca Ranck
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Hiking

The trail will fade very quickly after the meadow/spring rusted out tub. Quite a few large snow patches to cross still, be careful coming down.

Dan Robrecht
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Hiking

Really pretty canyon with lots of options. I've hiked to a waterfall with my family a couple times, to the meadow, up to S Thayne, or over the ridge and down desolation. All good hikes.

Carl King
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Beautiful hike. The trail is overgrown near the top, so make sure you bring pants. I was stung three times walking through the wildflowers.

Christian Faber
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Hiking

Just finished Neffs Canyon to Thanes Peak with a friend and my dog. The trail was steep and rocky with spots where you will have to walk through the stream. Its a beautiful trail with little snippets of the Salt Lake Valley peaking through the trees and a truly amazing view if you can get to the ridge or peak. It is still quite snowy right after the meadow and can be slippery and soft in places, use caution. We were both in good hiking boots and made it through the snow. we were also able to find and uncover the spring near the top of the trail. it seems we were the first to drink from the ice cold spring this year! A really rewarding and underrated hike but not for the faint of heart!

Breck Tuttle
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Hiking
First to Review

Hiked to with a few hundred feet of the peak. Upper Neff's canyon meadow is very beautiful in the spring

Colette Wehrli
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Hiking
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Heather Wisner
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