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Snowbasin Needles Trail is a 14.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 14.6 mi Elevation gain 2,509 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Snowbasin - Needles trail is the main artery which divides into many smaller trails - Needles trail #1 (Each trail has a designated number) starts at the Snowbasin Resort and one can climb all the way to the Needles Lodge 7,000 ft of elevation change. Trails transecting from Needles including: Maples #13; Green Pond Loop #11; Porcupine #3; Sunshine #6; Last Chance loop #10; Elk Ridge 9; Becker #8; Moonshine Trees #2; Middle Bowl #7; Philpot #4; Hiking beyond the bike trail include Strawberry Trail, Ridge Trail and John Paul Trail.

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Tony J
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Hiking

My favorite trail to run and hike. Most recently, I did Needles around 6pm on a weekday. For an afternoon outing, you'll start out in the sun, but within the first mile, you'll enjoy quite a bit of shade as you will be mostly on the east and south sides of Snowbasin. There are parts of the trail that allow you to see large portions of the Ogden Valley and/or Morgan Valley. Love the aspens, wildflowers and other scenery along the way. Fortunately, the trail is never crowded. You might see a few bikers or an occasional runner or hiker. But there are times when I've had the trail to myself for hours. Horses are not permitted which is great for the runner/hiker. The trail is challenging, but not too steep. Can't give Needles enough stars; it is simply the best!

Hannah Elliott
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HikingMuddySnow

Hard to follow at times but pretty views and the trees smell amazing!

Shannon O
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Running

This is a great trail for running! It’s a gradual uphill, not too steep. Beautiful views and you can make your run long or as short as you want, so many trails feeding off from Needles. Loved running along the ridge and through the Aspens. I ran/power hiked up about 5 miles and then back down. Went up on a Monday and had the trails to myself. Will definitely do again and summit the peak!

Jay Paine
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Always a favorite of mine!

William Brandewie
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Hiking

Great hike beautiful scenery

Trichia Crouch
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Horseback riding

Attention horse friends: Horses not allowed on the trail. Snow basin resort security officer stopped us and said we were not allowed on this trail. Only on the dirt road that goes up the mountain. Which is all rock. If hiking though it looked really pretty.

Daniel Hilker
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Hiking

Fun trail up the face of Snowbasin.

Wesley Norwood
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Very demanding physically, but rewarded by spectacular views.

Taylor Preusch
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Colin Heald
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ryan johnson
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Carri F.
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Peter Klein
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Justin Smith
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Bruce J.
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Joshua Coon
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Jeanette Rodriguez
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Kelsey Ott
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Bruce J.
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Cara Garr
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Shawn Ostler
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Jason Miller
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Rebecca Madeleine
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Jeanette Rodriguez
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Rob Smith
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Travis Graff
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ANGIE LARSON
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Kevin B.
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Jeff Wilkinson
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