Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail

MODERATE 112 reviews

Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

4.6 miles
954 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips





wild flowers



This is a greta hike for families as there is something for everyone. Don't be surprised if you come across hikes, mountain bikers and horses on this trail. The trail is found by parking at the lower lot at Snowbasin Resort. Follow the gravel road past the silver metal gate for 0.75 miles. Follow the road straight ahead when you reach the old campground. Look for an information board next to an old gate. This is the beginning of the trail.

2 days ago

Great hike! At a quick pace it will take about 2 hours to complete.

10 days ago

This was a fun, quick hike that would be great for families, because there aren't any rocky/bouldered areas to negotiate, and the inline is really gradual. Certain areas were shaded, but others were fairly exposed to the sun and somewhat overgrown -- which worried me a little bit, because there are some prime rattlesnake spots, so do be cautious. It took us about an hour and forty minutes round trip, but we took it at a fairly quick pace, so I'd allot 2-2.5 hours for a more leisurely pace.

12 days ago

This was a moderate hike with good shade. There are mountain bikers but we weren’t bothered by them. We took the dog who enjoyed the little steam and pond at the bottom. Great views at the top.

15 days ago

Good hike for kids. Amazing views at the overlook.

27 days ago

Overall, a nice trail that’s not strenuous. The view at the end is a good payoff for your time. I’d suggest this as a good family hike, since little ones will probably be okay. The only drawback is that this trail seems to be very popular with mountain bikers and there can be a lot of traffic at times. There are sometimes a few that go too fast for the safety of hikers on this trail.

Nice little hike with some wonderful views, well shaded for large parts of it

1 month ago

Beautiful views, mostly shaded trail which I loved, great hike, will be doing it again!

trail running
1 month ago

Spectacular views and a well maintained trail. The mnt bikers need to learn some trail.etiquette. Other than that I would love to go back a do some more exploring.

4 months ago

Trail was pretty snow packed - I had coils on but you probably could have made it without. View at the top was unbeatable. Took me about 3 hours round trip!

5 months ago

Great easy hike that’s good for anyone of all ages. Out and back in about 3 hours and it was a leisurely pace. Spikes were helpful today in some parts but given the weather you could have made it without.

8 months ago

Wonderful hike! Gradual incline, lovely views at the top. One of my favorite hikes!

9 months ago

A top fave of mine! If you do this go all the way to the top, you won't be disappointed- the views are spectacular!

9 months ago

most excellent trail. on the easy side of moderate, we'll established with enough space for hiking and bicycles. couldn't find anything bad to say at all. come on out and have fun.

10 months ago

Fabulous views all the way up.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

We loved this hike!! It's shady most of the way. Lots of beautiful wildflowers and trees. We saw moose which was also very exciting! The view on top is amazing!

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

One if my favorite out and backs. Fairly smooth, clean trail. Great variety of trees--Quakies, Oaks, Maples, Pines. Nice trail to introduce newer riders to the pleasures of mountain bikes while still interesting to more experienced riders. Want more workout or excitement? Simply crank up your speed. Beautiful view from the top. Several hawks generally circle overhead. I've seen plenty of deer in the evenings and even a massive black moose.

trail running
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Perfect trail for running! It had a nice steady incline but not too steep! Beautiful view on the way and at the top!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Loved this hike! Stunning views, nice shade, gorgeous flowers, relatively easy but still got a work out in. Stumbled upon a rattlesnake so be careful. :)

Monday, June 19, 2017

loved the hike. doing it again for sure. saw a squirrel.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

nice view

Sunday, November 20, 2016

I really enjoyed this hike! I brought my 5 month old puppy on the hike (she was on a leash) and I thought it was a quite easy hike. Great views on the way up and the view on the top was great! We started the hike on a Friday at about 11 and the trail had moderate traffic. It was about 50/50 cyclists and hikes but everyone was quite courteous of each other. I will definitely do this hike again!

Friday, November 04, 2016

its not hard going up there not so many rocks in the trail and a lot of deere going there i like to go up there one more time

Friday, October 14, 2016

easy hike great views. only downside is people can ride horses on trail so there was alot of horse poop on trail.q

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Nice hike! Not too difficult...but still a good workout. Great view of Ogden Canyon and beyond at the top!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Pretty gentle climb up to a spectacular view of Ogden and the Great Salt Lake. Beautiful foliage along the way. Need to share the trail with lots of mountain bikers.

Monday, September 26, 2016

easy trail with beautiful views. we saw 4 moose along the trail.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Very easy trail to hike , trail is in great condition I'd rate this trail as easy we hiked 3 miles in 1 hour 37 minutes to the over look , we continued up Sardine Trail 1 mile then handed back . There are a few benches to sit and rest .. Great trail for Horses, biking , hiking , running .. Or a good stroll.
The views are Amazing , colors are popping right now .. One of my favorite hikes

Monday, September 05, 2016

Pretty easy hike, but great view at the end!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Nice trail good reward at the end

Saturday, August 20, 2016

this trail is 6 miles round trip

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