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Split Rock Loop Trail is a 11.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Syracuse, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 11.4 mi Elevation gain 1,499 ft Route type Loop
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This is a great day hike best made in the spring or fall as there is almost nothing on this trail to provide shade- you'll be in the sun the entire hike. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and head covering. Good hiking boots are a must since the trail is long and rocky. If you are hiking this in the late spring or summer bring insect repellent as well. The trail rewards with fantastic views of the island, the Great Salt Lake, the surrounding mountains and wildlife that call the island home.

Parking is located at the White Rock Bay Group Use Camp Ground. There are also bathroom facilities on the campground.

4528 W. 1700 S. 84075 Syracuse 801-538-7220

Getting to Antelope Island is easy. From the Interstate 15 take the Antelope Dr. exit and travel west. Eventually you will end up at the state park toll booth. There is a $10.00 per vehicle admission fee. Get a map from the toll attendant and travel to the White Rock Bay Group Use Camp Ground. Once there, you will find the trail head at the south end of the campground near a fence and a small pavilion. Antelope Island State Park is located approximately 41 miles north of Salt Lake City. Take Exit 332 off Interstate 15, then drive west on Antelope Drive to the park entrance gate.

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Zachary Lambert
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Nice moderate hike with stellar rock cliff views, and views of the salt lake. No shade so bring plenty of sunscreen and right now the gnats are awful so make sure to bring very strong bug spray. Its essential.

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Kylian User
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Easy hike, long but peaceful

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Alex Brunhoeber
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Amazing views. Good bit of wildlife to be seen. No ice or snow

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Mike Hughes
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Nice trail with great views looking west onto the Great Salt Lake. Not many flies out. No shade, so it can get hot if you do this trail in the summer time.

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Chris Patterson
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Trail is clear and dry. The bugs are out already. Repellent will keep the mosquitos away but the noseeums don’t care and can be really aggravating. They only seemed to be a problem between elephant head and the parking lot.

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Chris Patterson
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I loved this hike. It’s almost deserted on a Sunday morning while the trails nearer the White Rocks area got crowded. A real gem and not to strenuous despite the distance you’ll put in.

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Jenny Nielsen
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My first time ever hiking the island. This trail has me addicted. It was breathtaking!

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Graydon Blair
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Hiked this 3/20/18 with a friend. The trail is easy to follow and is fairly wide in places. Keep an eye out for all the awesome wildlife. We saw several buffalo, a herd of deer, and some great birds enjoying the March air up near some of the peaks. Take the Bone Road Trail to the trail head and then choose to go either on the South end or North end of the trail. We took the north end first. This is the more rocky part of the trail, but really awesome scenery. The south end of the trail is fairly flat with a long, steep climb up to the trailhead again. We measured the hike at just over 12 miles and it took us about 6 hours to do. If you're into Geocaching, there's several caches along the way that we found. Really good trail!

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Scott Ratchford
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Good ride.

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Dawn Gilbert
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My favorite trail on Antelope Island! And I have done them all. For a moderate hike go clockwise around the loop. For something more challenging go counterclockwise.

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Bradley Schultz
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Great trail. Best made in the cooler months March-May and October-November. Bring lots of water and snacks as 14 miles will take a good part of the day on foot.

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Joshua Tidwell
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Jen Fur
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Jordan Kane
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Ryan Baumann
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Ariana Leilani
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Kate Morozova
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Debbie Jacobson
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Leslie Miller
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Eli Youssefi
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Jack Schrette
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