South Mountain via Lookout Ridge [CLOSED]

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Herriman, Utah

South Mountain via Lookout Ridge is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Herriman, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,371 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

views

wildlife

snow

closed

off trail

NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

This was a train wreck for us. The trails marked in the app don’t exist in real life...

1 month ago

this specific hike is actually blocked off and now closed. however, there are trails all around it which are beautiful and worth the trip.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

If you go along the ridgeline from the start the mud and ascent are not bad at all. I followed the road first and ended having to go straight up the hillside for a while to get to the top of the ridge...not easy! Views were good and 2 golden eagles were soaring at the top to make it a 4 star instead of 3. I followed the path on the way down and it qas muddy!

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very difficult to follow the trail, especially with a bit of snow still on the ground. Ended up climbing one of the sub-peaks instead that had a fence blocking us from the ridge that would go to South Mountain. Fun hike regardless but really wanted to get to the correct peak. Will try again when it’s a bit more dry.

hiking
8 months ago

You have to bushwhack the first chunk of the ridge line. I ended up needing to turn back before halfway due to time but will go back and repeat.

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
10 months ago

The first half of the hike can be done via various other trails near Blackridge reservoir. Anything after that needs to be off trail and requires a lot of walking through bush and scrambling over rocks. There are several game trails that make it easier to climb though. There is a flagpole with a bra flapping in the breeze at the top and another US flag slightly further down the hill. Both provide amazing views. Gnats can be a bit annoying at the top of the mountain during the summer.

hiking
10 months ago

very hot, very little shade. watch out for mountain bikes

hiking
Sat May 11 2019

Great hike as it's close... But there isn't much of a trail like the others have said. You're blazing your own path for 2/3 of it... The route takes you right up the side of the mountain... Most the elevation gain is in the first mile. A number of bolder groups to climb through... But nothing too complicated. Great views up at the top... Good hike for the legs.

Fri Jul 06 2018

This is not a trail. its not even the idea of a trail. The path in the app is basically straight up a rock face with scrabbly hills and no trails.

hiking
Mon May 07 2018

As everyone else has mentioned there’s only game trails on this side of the mountain but in the other there’s a dual track 4 wheeler trail I highly recommend if you don’t want to forge your own trail, climb a cliff of boulders, etc. this was sooooo much fun but I’m glad I went solo because I don’t know anyone in my family that could have hacked it. Mountain goat DNA is a prerequisite here. :). That being said, I can’t stop smiling because it was so much fun :D

hiking
Fri Mar 30 2018

Ok work out to get ready for the season! There is no obvious trail only partial game paths. The loaded route is ok to follow but there is a more direct route. The view is a nice change from the normal east side shoreline trail it’s worth an afternoon to test the legs.

Fri Mar 30 2018

It’s not a trail I regret not reading the reviews on this app before I tried it but I did make it to the top. Tons of rocks to maneuver around on the way up and down.

hiking
Wed Jul 05 2017

There's no point in trying to follow a trail and leave the kids at home for this one. From the parking area just begin working your way up the ridge to your southwest. The first half of the ascent is steeper than the second half. There is a trail for the last little bit to the summit and a downed radio tower at the top. I regretted not wearing long pants and gaiters to keep the cheatgrass out of my boots.

hiking
Mon Jul 03 2017

Other reviews had it right. There is a trail on the left of the utility building that gets close to South Mountain, I couldn't follow it after about 1.25 miles. Tried following the mapped trail that should be on the right using GPS and it's just not there. Only game trails and none of them followed it for more than a minute. It looks like someone just traced the ridge line and called it a trail.

Couldn't find a trail. Follow the map takes you to a fenced in city utility blog.

Sun Mar 19 2017

good view. really hard to find trail once you cross over the creek.

Sat Mar 18 2017

Could never find the actual trail even though the app said I was right on the trail. So we found a different trail to the left of the fence but wasn't the trail.

hiking
Sat Mar 11 2017

Bring your dog's hiking shoes. There are lots of pokey things that could get stuck in their paws. The view is beautiful and hardly anyone was there. Quiet.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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