Wheeler Creek Trail

MODERATE 123 reviews

Wheeler Creek Trail is a 9.5 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
9.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1535 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail but pretty rocky and heavy traffic.

hiking
4 months ago

Amazing hike, went with friends and they all enjoyed too!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Only Wheeler Creek Trail plus East Fork Mtn Bike as warm up to XTerra. Lower part is a gravel, rocky road, nothing special and super crowded. Meadow up top is nice with good views. Did as a training ride for XTerra, good workout. Fun descent. Wouldn't do this for any other reason than I did. Other much more pretty less crowded places to go.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Started on Wheeler, went all the way up to SnowBasin, came down Maple trail. This is the most fun downhill that I have ever had on my bike!

The reason that i gave 3 out of 5 stars is because it is so EXTREMELY HEAVILY trafficked. I mean seriously. I could hardly go 100 feet without crossing/passing another traveler. Every corner you come to, expect to run into someone. Definitely not a trail to have headphones in on.

overall great. But geez. More crowded that a walmart on black friday.

hiking
5 months ago

By far one of my favorite hikes!! It's shaded and by a stream so it stays pretty cool, even when temps are nearly 100!

hiking
6 months ago

Started at the Wheeler Creek TH, and went right at the fork to Ice Box canyon. Overall an easy hike; There's usually a moderate amount of traffic - hikers and bikers. Ice Box canyon is great to hike on a hot summer day because a majority of the trail is shaded and is kept cool by the creek it runs along.

6 months ago

Beautiful hike. There is heavy bike traffic

7 months ago

WATCH OUT FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS!

7 months ago

Great hike! Not too difficult but definitely need to watch out for hard core mountain bikers! First 1/4 mile not a lot of shade but after that tons of shade which was nice on a warm day. Definitely going again. Maybe this time we'll hike farther. Hiked about 1.5 miles then kids were ready to turn around.

hiking
7 months ago

Awesome hike! Beautiful backdrop of snow covered mountains in June. Very green, lush meadows.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice pretty and scenic hike. Not crowded today. Trail was in pretty good shape. Moderate fits this difficulty well. Good length though we cut 1 mile off the back loop by not hiking up snow basin road to find the trail opting to just pick it up lower past the road.

hiking
8 months ago

Great moderate hike for families and animals. A lot of the trail is gravel so it's good in the rain. Lovely landscapes in the spring. Perfect for a morning hike.

8 months ago

Did the full loop today, not many people other than near the bottom. The upper sections were muddy, but that's to be expected since it has rained a lot and the snow hasn't been gone long.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice spring hike. Did the whole loop. Was a little muddy.

9 months ago

Love this trail. In the fall it is gorgeous!

hiking
10 months ago

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

We brought snowshoes to go up and sledged back down. It's a fun, easy trail! It's also packed enough to not need snowshoes.

Monday, January 02, 2017

really pretty winter hiking

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is a great trail for a nice, easy to moderate hike. It was very populated, but still fairly easy to navigate. Trail is marked well, however, we did take a "wrong" turn at a fork and ended up shortening our hike by about 2 miles. That was a little disappointing, but it was still a great hike with gorgeous views. My favorite parts were when the trail ran alongside of the river. Such a beautiful sound and serene setting! Would definitely do again if we are ever back in Utah!

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