Snowbird Ridge Twin Peaks Trail

HARD 43 reviews

Snowbird Ridge Twin Peaks Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, 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.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4393 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

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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There are multiple ways to get from the Snowbird base to the top of Hidden Peak, on both the Peruvian and the Gad valley sides. The summer trail map on the Snowbird website shows them all. Some are shorter than others, but they are all strenuous, because you are climbing 3000 ft over a relatively short distance, and at a high elevation to boot. I always go up the Peruvian Ridge trail for the last part, because the views are great and the attention I have to pay to not slipping off the side partially distracts me from the sense that I am about to have a heart attack. The wildflowers are beautiful right now and it's awesome that you can ride the tram down after 10 AM. If you want to hang out and get food and drink, there's plenty of options. Even music sometimes. Not a wilderness experience, but still excellent.

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2 months ago

Great hike to get your blood pumping! No shade on this one so wear a hat! My husband and I loved being able to get a cold drink and snack at the top of the tram when we made it to the top.

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2 months ago

This a hiking/scrambling/bouldering trail. Sharp rocks and steep cliffs. Experienced hikers. Not kid friendly. Sturdy hiking boots.

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

It seems like the majority of these reviewers went to Hidden Peak, but I went up to the Twin Peaks. The trail leading to hidden peak was great with plenty of good views. However the trail leading to the twin peaks was difficult to see and extremely treacherous if you use the ridge trail (I do not advise this one as there is loose rock everywhere and the sides are shear). There's another trail on the backside of the peaks but you have to drop a lot of elevation and then climb up some steep switchbacks. This trail is easier to follow and much less treacherous but about 2 miles longer. The peaks were nice but definitely a strenuous hike.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

almost challenging!! lake was beautiful

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Wow!!! Kicked my ass but well worth it. Kid friendly but bring food and lots of water.

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