South Fork Little Deer Creek

MODERATE 4 reviews

South Fork Little Deer Creek is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

7.2 miles
1,243 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding

mountain biking



The South Fork of Little Deer Creek#242 is an enjoyable trail that travels from the Summit TH to the ridge trail. This trail links several loop routes that can be used to visit different areas around Pleasant Grove Ranger District. The trail moves through aspens, firs, and open meadows, with views of Mount Timpanogos along the way. A reroute in the vicinity of the Cascade Springs road was recently performed to aid the sustainability of the trail, and users should follow the new route as the old route is now closed.

9 days ago

Pretty, but I’d recommend the Ridge Trail 157 over this one.

15 days ago

Beautiful! Mostly in the shade, lots of flowers and butterflies right now.

15 days ago

beautiful trail! there was a wide variety of vegetation which kept the scenery from feeling monotonous at all. dirtbikers use the trail, so keep an ear out for them. it had rained before we got up there, and the trail had some good puddles in it. it also makes a nearly complete loop if you pair it with the Ridge Trail. :)

10 months ago