South Mountain via Lookout Ridge

MODERATE 12 reviews

South Mountain via Lookout Ridge is a 3.5 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 offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

views

wildlife

snow

off trail

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

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
4 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

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

8 months ago

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
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

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.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago