Terraces - Elbow Fork Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews

Terraces - Elbow Fork Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1781 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

Directions from Salt Lake City: Access #1: Follow Mill Creek Canyon Road (3800 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 4.5 miles up the canyon to Terraces turnoff on the south side on the road. Follow the road up and then to the north end loop. Trail begins on the north end of the picnic area. Access #2: Via Elbow Fork. Take Mill Creek Canyon Road 6.1 miles up the canyon to Elbow Fork, the sharp right turn near the dam. Trail starts on south side of the road where the foot bridge crosses the creek.

6 days ago

Very scenic hike. Lot's of greenery and flowers. Several pretty views of the mountains and valley farther westbound.

8 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely a moderate hike. This is not easy past the first 1/4 mile. It is really beautiful and secluded. Trail gets super dense near the top and is pretty overgrown. We hiked up quite far and never reached an actual overlook or end point. That being said, I really enjoyed. It is much less traveled than many of the other trails in millcreek canyon.

Easier to moderate hike. Lots of trees and a pretty view of some other mountains nearby. Not a hike with a reward at the end like many others. Rather, this one is more enjoying being in the trees and the canyon. Great after work hike.

15 days ago

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hiking
23 days ago

Gorgeous!❤️ people are saying this trail is slightly difficult, and yes it gets steep but don't let that deter you. It's a gorgeous and manageable trail. It is super lush too with the dense greenery.

Edit: this also says it's an Out and Back trail, but its point to point.

27 days ago

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28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Nice trail, gets steep and a little sketchy with some rocks and trees that fell over the trail. Beautiful views and quiet. Definitely moderate, not super easy (that's probably also because I from a place below sea level ;-))

hiking
29 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Have done this both directions. Prefer going up the road and down the trail. Nice ups and downs. Kids did well.

1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

This was actually steeper than I expected. Passed 4 dudes who were struggling, so it's not an easy hike. Moderate is accurate. Had to walk the road in 1/4 of a mile because the gate is still closed. I also had to turn back at about 1.6-ish miles because of snow. I tried to traverse the snow, but I didn't have spikes and I didn't see an end to it. Figured it was unsafe to continue. Trail ran back down to the bottom. I like it up there. It was very peaceful.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Didn't know you had to pay

hiking
7 months ago

With the gate closed, we decided to loop the trail heading directly on the road towards Terrace Fork- was well worth it- the loop up and back to the parking was about 4miles- it's one of my favorite hikes so far, up at 7000ft- so tranquil and the dogs loved it!