Shelly Baldy Peak is a 6.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Marysvale, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.4 miElevation gain1,738 ftRoute typeOut & back
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National Recreation Trail (NRT) is a designation given to existing trails that contribute to health, conservation, and recreation goals in the United States.  The Skyline National Recreation Trail was placed on the NRT in 1979.   Shelly Baldy Peak is reached by following a combination of these beautiful pathways. Following  Hwy-153 toward  Eagle Point Ski Resort 16 miles up a twisting beautiful canyon road, follow the sign and access to Big Johns Flat (4 miles after leaving asphalt). A popular camping site, this high country meadow offers restroom facilities and abundant ATV trails.  One of the NRT trailheads is located on the north end of the Flat on the east side of the road and is signed (restroom facilities are also located at this parking area).   Proceed west and follow the trail marked 225, some route finding is needed on overgrown meadows and hillsides.  The trail makes a sharp switchback turn to the north and crosses the creek much higher on the hillside.  Emerging from towering pine trees walk along grassy meadows full of spring flowers, hike up rocky ridges, and cross gurgling streams. The path is well laid out and maintained. Trees that have fallen across the trail are cut to provide an easy class 1 stroll.

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Matt Looney
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Attempted this summit 2 days ago. It seems that this was logged in 2013 and I can say conditions are quite different 7 years later. Track diverges from the main NRT around 2.5 miles in. From there some bushwhacking is required to get to the base of the ridge line. The initial ascent was class 2/3 scrambling and we were forced to turn back partially up at this point as some members were increasingly uncomfortable with the exposure and loose footing.