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Snell Canyon Trail

MODERATE 16 reviews
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Snell Canyon Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salem, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,601 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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2 months ago

We thought we were on the Snell Canyon Trail, but I think it is actually called Hidden Oaks Trail. As you can see, we got a bit off course, because we couldn’t find a shoot off that took us along what is showing as the Trail. This trail is a steady incline. You reach a point where there are stairs as you take the switchbacks. After the switchbacks the trail gets a little over grown, but it is very pretty. We would have continued, but tried to find the other trail ... and never did. See Miranda’s review. It seems accurate with the miles to the peak.

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blowdown
3 months ago

great trail up until after the switchbacks with steps. then it gets a bit less maintained and you have to scramble over downed trees. the end of the trail gets kind of confusing and VERY steep. we scrambled about halfway up the steepest portion at the end and couldn’t see a further trail so we just stopped and headed back. definitely would do it again but recommend following hidden oak trail instead even though it’s not well maintained

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muddy
3 months ago

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11 months ago

Beautiful in the fall! Not too hard, though it is a steady climb the whole way. Rocky path too. We loved loved this hike. New favorite.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

I hiked this yesterday in the late afternoon. Great hike on a hot summer day since it is mostly shaded and secluded between mountain peaks. Like Miranda Anderson's comment, this is locally known as Hidden Oaks Trail and has mile markers at every 1/4 mile indicating as such. It's a nature hike (no scenic peaks or high vistas) of a more moderate level, if only for a few very steep climbs with loose terrain and rocks and areas of dense undergrowth making the trail harder to see and navigate. There are lots of bees and other stinging insects due to large sections of wild raspberry bushes and other flowering plants, so be extra aware if you're allergic.

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Monday, July 02, 2018

This trail is called HIDDEN OAK TRAIL. It is in fact 3.2 miles to the peak. It is Moderate level, as it is very steep and you have to scramble up some parts. The trail is heavily wooded with a lot of ground cover, blue bells, a few pines and at the top, quakies. The trail is not well used nor taken care of. There were signs on bear and cougars in the area (i.e. fresh deer kills, scat, etc.). There is a pretty view around 1 mile that you can look back and see the reservoir and the valley, but if you keep going to the peak you cannot see back to that valley but to the other side where there are rolling mountains and highway 6, not much of a gorgeous view but worth the effort of going once. The first mile is very steep and someone has put in wood/dirt steps on the most steep parts. The second mile is less steep but you are hiking through the ravine but even in spring there isn’t much water run off. There are trail markers every 1/4 mile so you know how far you’ve traveled. Decent trip, but I wouldn’t suggest doing it more than once.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

If you like buck brush this is it! Then you have to listen to the gun range☹️

Monday, July 24, 2017

Not exactly easy. Pretty steep for the kids with some drops on the edge of the trail.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I'm not sure where the track on the map goes to as it shows stopping 2/3 of the way up the ridge. The trail I followed was up the bottom of the drainage and I followed it to about the 7200 foot level and couldn't take any more. Nothing to look at but dense forest, which is fine but I prefer trails that have better views. Maybe if I had continued on to gain the ridge above the road to the tower it might have been worth the effort. The trail is well shaded in the summer so it is a decent place to get some exercise on a hot day.

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