Sardine Peak Ogden Outlook Trail

HARD 22 reviews

Sardine Peak Ogden Outlook Trail is a 8.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1660 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Snowbasin / Cache National Forest -Maples to Wheeler Creek to Sardine Peak to Ogden Canyon Overlook & back to Snowbasin. This trail takes in the best of Snowbasin and the Cache Nation Forest. The trail is 90% covered by trees. At the top of Sadine Peak you can see over Pineview Reservoir. At the top of Ogden Overlook you have a 360 degree view over Ogden Canyon. The climbs are switchbacks with easy very few obstacles. Sardine is a newer trail so not as traveled as other popular trails.

cross country skiing
1 month ago

When it really snows I like to cross country ski or fat bike this loop. There is minimal foot and even snowshoe traffic, due to the length and difficulty. Good for strong skiers to tackle. I like going counter clockwise and this affords a decent down by the power poles if you ski with full metal edges. With fresh powder try to beat the snowboard crowd up to the top. The reward is AT ski nirvana. Fat bike it on lesser days too.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a fun trail! Today was my first time doing it and it was beautiful. Good things about the trail is that the elevation gain is very spread out and gradual, it is very well marked and cut out, and the view from the top is beautiful. There were several great view points and I would say my favorite is actually right before you head back down the trail. This was a very difficult hike to complete in the snow, but beautiful (wear snow shoes for sure and it will be easier). Overall I really enjoyed it and it was a good level of challenging. Lots of moose tracks!

1 month ago

One of our favorites! Does see a lot of foot traffic, due to its popularity.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike but too many bikers

3 months ago

Awesome hike but I wouldn’t rate it as difficult.

trail running
3 months ago

Steep trail is worth it. Elk and moose in the area, lots to see.

5 months ago

Great trail, awesome views!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Love this trail. Hiking or bikeing are both great here. One of my favorites so far.

6 months ago

It is a very brushy trail, especially on the "back half" of the loop (opposite Ogden overlook) but has very nice views. It's a little buggy right now, but has great flowers. I also saw several snakes so keep your eyes open. Overall, great spot for a hike, bike, ride or run!

7 months ago

great for biking!

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Leaves are changing in mid-September when i did this hike, and West side of the loop has the overlook and a few other places with very nice views. Getting up to Sardine Peak itself will be a scramble of a few hundred feet through underbrush - take a small trail marked hikers only southeast of the peak. If you take the wider trail directly east of it, it just takes you around - doesn't get any closer. East side of the loop has some great views of Pineview on top, but after that it's just a lot of wooded switchbacks that all look the same. Good for bikers, but made for a boring last half of the hike.

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

What a workout...but the views will keep us coming back time after time! ♡

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Top ten favor for run, bike.

hiking
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trail running
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mountain biking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

mountain biking
Friday, September 02, 2016

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