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.

8.9 miles
3891 feet
Out & Back



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running






wild flowers



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.

5 months ago

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.

6 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.

6 months ago

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

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

Sunday, August 14, 2016

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

trail running
Tuesday, July 19, 2016


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Loved this hike, wonderful views! It was overcast and raining but the fall colors were gorgeous and temperature just right!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fun hike, very pretty views of Little Cottonwood and the Snowbird Resort. We even saw 2 moose along the way.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty steep on some parts. Still a wonderful hike all around. :D

Monday, July 20, 2015

Since Peruvian Gulch was closed on the day we visited Snowbird, we had to go though Gad Valley Trail #52 to reach Hidden Peak (where the tram stops on top). There are many steep spots and loose rocks on the trail. But you are rewarded by seeing a lot of wild flowers, many wild animals, and the magnificent views of the peaks nearby. You can take the tram down for free when it is open.

The trail is not well marked. But it is hard to miss, given the width of the trail and many signs of the ski slopes.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Great and beautiful views!

Monday, August 18, 2014

The reviews that led me to this trail for my first hike while visiting the SLC area were spot-on: a fairly strenuous hike, scenic hike and just the right distance for an ex-mountain dweller who's been living at sea level for far too long. Saw a few mule deer and recent mountain lion scat up on the ridge.

When I hiked it on 16 Aug, the Lower Peruvian Gulch trail was closed for construction; use the Black Jack return until the two meet back up.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

This is one of the best/most fun ridge hikes I have done. I hope to be able to do this hike each time I visit.

Friday, March 15, 2013

I hike to the peak all year. During ski season you must get an early start to be on top by 9 am. Beautiful sunrise in the clear winter mornings. But it can be cold if the wind is blowing .
Alan L.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Thursday, July 26, 2012

This is a great trail. The ridge is beautiful, and You can laugh at all the weaklings you take the tram up to the top.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

If you are into the bigger day hikes(15-20mi) then you can hike the shoulder to Baldy, take the shoulder from Baldy to Sugarloaf, go down the backside of Sugarloaf to Secret lake, and from there down through Alta. best hike I've ever had, and I now repeat it at least once every year. If you only do the listed hike the crowds are really light until you get to the top of Hidden peak since a lot of people take the tram up and down. If you leave the main hike you won't see anyone until secret lake.

Monday, July 16, 2012

This is a beautiful hike! if you ski or board Snowbird, you must hike this trail in the summer.

4 months ago

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