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Wheeler Creek Trail is a 9.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Huntsville, Utah that features a river 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 but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,587 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

A portion of the Wheeler Creek Trail will be closed Monday through Friday beginning September 9, 2019 to December 1st, 2019. All recreational activity will need to use alternative routes, as access will be closed below the trail head near I-39 and the Ice Box Canyon Junction. The Wheeler Creek Trail is a deep canyon featuring towering cliffs and a small stream. This shady adventure is popular for families and adventurers of all sorts. Trail is wide and well maintained gravel surface. The Wheeler Cheek Trail is just one of many wonderful recreation trails in the Snow Basin, Ogden Valley area. This trail is popular among hikers, bikers, and horseman alike. It is an easy walk through green meadows marshes and scrub oak. Here you will find a multitude of birds, and wildlife including deer and moose. Due to its proximity to the Snow basin ski resort this trail is also popular for back country skiers and snowshoeing. So no matter what your pleasure or time of year you will find it on the wheeler creek trails.

icy
snow
1 month ago

microspikes are a good option. When the sun starts to warm the snow gets a little mushy but it was okay. A few Mt Bikers. Lots of snow and pretty views.

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2 months ago

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snow
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Sign states Wheeler Creek Trail is closed until 12/31 but is open on the weekends. Trail is a little icy in the canyon. Snowshoes are a good idea once it opens up.

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snow
3 months ago

Highly recommend this hike. Snowshoes are recommended but saw a lot of people with out them.

hiking
5 months ago

This was so amazingly beautiful! We went early October and the leaves are so beautiful. So many colors. Ice box is gorgeous and you walk right along the river the whole time. Very peaceful and serene. Will definitely do again! I hear there are beautiful sunflowers and wildflowers in the spring.

hiking
6 months ago

The first 4 or so miles of this trail are great. Lots of shade/cool/plenty of water. However, the last half is pretty brutal this time of year. It’s very dry and hot. We got into a pretty stressful situation with our dogs doing this trail after not being aware of the fact that it’s very very dry once you leave the Icebox area of the trail. If you do this trail this time of year make sure you know this and are prepared with dogs that are used to heat stressful conditions and that you have PLENTY of water. We were carrying about 5-6 liters of water and still got close to running out from trying to keep the dogs cool. Probably better used when it’s significantly cooler outside especially since things are pretty dead and the views are not particularly spectacular. The trail is also marked wrong in two places, as you leave the icebox the trail is blocked and leads you up some switchbacks instead of going straight. As you come to the second road, you should go right towards the bathrooms instead of left at the head of the marked trail.

hiking
7 months ago

I really enjoyed taking the Icebox part down the loop. It was so cool and refreshing! This hike was a bit easier than I anticipated... it took about an hour and a half. The creek was beautiful and the jaunt through the tall grass felt like Elysium.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail was good and you can see a lot of the improvements they are in the middle of on it.

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rocky
8 months ago

Ice Box trail is the best part. It is along the creek and in the shade. About 2 miles from the trailhead going along the ice box trail is the only part that is worth it. Very beautiful and not too difficult.

hiking
8 months ago

I would recommend this trail. It has plenty of shade and areas to rest for picnics or just enjoying the beautiful nature.

hiking
8 months ago

Great for dogs and beginner hikers! There can be wildlife on the trail so mind your step and leave nature alone.

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rocky
9 months ago

Did this today. Great trail! Area by the river is awesome. Other side of the loop is british countryside-esque. At least 3 mi is thick mud but hikeable. Dog got a leech on her at one point. We’re not crazy hikers and were able do this in under 4.5 hrs. Beginning-ending 1mi is really hot and exposed but the rest is shady and nice.

hiking
9 months ago

If you are interested in this hike due to the view associated with the front page picture you might want to reconsider. I am not sure where this picture was taken. Nice hike but you are not rewarded with many "great" views.

10 months ago

Great trail! Pretty muddy in spots but still very enjoyable.

hiking
10 months ago

Great trail 10 minutes from Ogden. Follows the creek all the way through the canyon.

recorded Wheeler Creek Trail

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blowdown
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washed out
10 months ago

Extremely muddy once you get down to wheeler creek from the parking lot

hiking
10 months ago

cut it short on snowbasin road but there's some nice meditation spots. Friday afternoon was empty. cheers!

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washed out
10 months ago

It was pretty muddy on the Ice Box Canyon loop and part was starting to wash away. Still a great hike!

Lots of snow still. If you plan to do the whole trail, definitely bring snowshoes. Otherwise, you can get away with spikes, but you may still fall into the snow a few times. Otherwise, a great hike! One of my favorites!

snowshoeing
snow
Sun Jan 20 2019

Very nice trail with gentle incline. Be careful where you park though! They were towing cars at the trailhead for parking in a "fire lane". There is no additional parking on the shoulder of the narrow canyon road allowed, so arrive early. It seems to be a busy trailhead, although there is enough trail that you could still get some quiet time to your self.

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