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Snowbird Ridge, Hidden Peak and Twin Peaks is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mounthaven, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

Length 8.9 mi Elevation gain 4,087 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Mountain biking Nature trips Bird watching Running Forest Lake River Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky No dogs
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Peruvian Ridge Trail offers scenic views of Little Cottonwood Canyon into Gad Valley, Peruvian Gulch and Salt Lake Valley. Trail head begins at Snowbird center and is free to hike. Once you make it to Hidden Peak you can catch the Tram down.

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David Varney
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Crazy ridge line

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Kaydren Kitchen
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Hiking

Super fun scramble! Some of the previous reviews made me a little nervous to do it. If you’ve done mt superior it is about the same difficulty! I started at about seven and summited the last twin peak around 11. It didn’t start heating up until we hit hidden peak on the way down. Rode the tram down and that was really fun. They didn’t charge us to use it!

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Aidan McCarthy
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RunningScramble

Easier than I expected. One short knife edge but there is a bolt if you felt so inclined, but other than that all 3rd class. Best part is you can tram down for free and save your knees.

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Rachel Crompton
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Betsy Ruch
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HikingGreat!No shadeOff trailRockyScramble

After bagging multiple peaks this summer I feel like this is a middle ground for the tall ones. It was hard, but we started at 7 and summited west peak at 10. The scramble had maybe two parts where it was a little hairy but me as a non climber, I was able to do it just fine with a friend spotting me. Don’t go solo if you don’t hike, but attempt it for the views! Beautiful beautiful look at timp, Pfeifferhorn, and the valley. Bring plenty of water but hidden peak does have a fountain so you can always refill then! We also hiked down the same scramble and took the tram down which made for an easier hike on the knees. No shade unless you start early so just be prepared and as always please leave no trace.!

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Hunter Neuberger
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Twin peaks via redtop snowbird side. Lotta scrambling gloves would be nice. Some snow patches and plenty of wild life. Start early and bring plenty of water.

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Brennan Albrecht
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Made it to Hidden Peak. We started on the ridge to Twin Peaks but it really gets super sketchy. Only attempt if you are an experienced rock climber (which I am not) and have no fear of heights. Otherwise the hike is totally doable.

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Bobby Bruggeman
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HikingGreat!Off trailRockyScramble

Started the hike around 11:15am and finished around 4pm, but we were hiking pretty slowly. There wasn't too much traffic to the top of Hidden Peak and the wildflowers were awesome along Peruvian Gulch and the Cirque. The scramble on to the Twin Peaks was the busiest I've ever seen. Encountered about 6 people. BUT, the views from the top are totally worth it. This is my favorite hike in the Wasatch and if you're comfortable with scrambling it is a must! *Word of caution* Do not attempt to find another way down, unless you're willing to hike to Red Top Mountain then to White Baldy and down to the White Pine trail head, which will add about 10 miles to your hike. Take my word for it, taking the ridge back to Hidden Peak is the easiest way. I've tried to go down alternate routes multiple times and its never a good time.

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Evonne Louvre
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HikingNo shadeOff trailRockyScramble

My husband and I scrambled Twin Peaks on July 16, 2020. It took us about 8 hours, including ample stops for photos and food. We started from the Cecret Lake trailhead that begins near the Albion Basin Campground. The first half of the hike, before the ridge, was beautiful and straightforward. You descend into a valley full of wildflowers. As others have mentioned, the ridge is class 4, extremely exposed and contains a lot of loose rock. A fall would be deadly. Do not attempt this if you do not have previous scrambling/climbing experience. It took us about 1.5 hours to get past the ridge. There were a couple of bolts in one section - presumably the crux- so you could bring a rope to create a hand-line if you wanted to. Take your time testing the rock to make sure it’s not loose before putting your full weight on it. Once past the ridge, it’s a very steep hike up slippery scree to the summit of east Twin Peak. The views from the summit were spectacular and we had it all to ourselves. It’s a quick 10 minute walk from east Twin to west Twin. We decided to find another way down to avoid the ridge, and ended up choosing a gully right before the black rocks. Do not do this. The gully was steep and ended up taking probably just as long, and wasn’t much safer. There was tons of unstable scree and talus, and there was one particular drop off that was difficult to scramble down. I also wish we had researched how to take the chairlifts to get back to our camp at Albion (I believe the lifts go to Snowbird) to save us a substantial amount of hiking down. All in all, a thrilling and fun (at times, type 2 fun) scramble. Conditions: The trail was snow-free except for a couple of small patches that were easily avoidable. There is no shade as you’re above tree line; start early, wear sunscreen, and bring a lot of water. Recommended gear: hiking poles, helmet

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Seamus Dolan
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Stunningly gorgeous. I was visiting from Wisconsin and Little Cottonwood Canyon is the most spectacular place I've ever been to. The hike was not super steep, and very enjoyable with the views. There is a moderately technical ridge scramble once you get past the tram. There is a lot of loose rock, and can be extremely intimidating if you are doing it alone. If you have a fear of heights or exposure, it may be worth it to simply stop at the tram, the views are spectacular regardless.

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Mark Lewis
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Great hike—great view. For me, the rocky ridge traversed between Hidden Peak and Twin Peaks was a little too intense and exposed, so I went around, which was challenging but felt safer (and I’ve done Sundial Peak, Pfeifferhorn, and Monte Cristo—something about this just felt more dodgey). There were plenty of others proceeding without hesitation, however. Make sure you have no fear of heights and experience with anything short of a class five scramble. Spared the knees and rode the tram down!

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howie oren
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Not for the weak to stay the least. This trail is a climb for sure so make sure you are in shape, good news is there is no shame in a half summit and you can always come back down. I have completed this a couple of times and have always found it to be tough. You will scramble over rocks so a pair of gloves will make you life a little happier.

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T Michael
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Drew Lewis
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HikingNo shadeRockyScrambleSnow

Great hike but the knife edge bridge was very exposed. Had to scramble for about a 1/4 Mile. Don’t do this trail if your not comfortable scrambling one sharp boulders.

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Philip Scherer
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HikingNo shadeScrambleSnow
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