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Wheeler Creek Trail

MODERATE 177 reviews

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

trail running

bird watching

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.

hiking
14 days 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
21 days ago

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

hiking
rocky
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
2 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
2 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.

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

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

recorded Wheeler Creek Trail

hiking
blowdown
muddy
washed out
3 months ago

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

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

hiking
muddy
washed out
3 months ago

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

snowshoeing
snow
7 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful fall hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Pleasant trail with nice views. Heavily traveled though withs lots of bikers who you constantly need to jump out of the way for.

hiking
11 months ago

This is part of network of trails and you can do all kinds of different loops, out and backs, or even point to points using different trailheads. You would be wise to have a map. There are at least 2 other AllTrails entries for parts of this network. It 's a nice setting. The trails are used by mountain bikers, so they are all very easy to hike with no super steep parts. In places it is really a road. I started at the trailhead off of Rt 39, right by Pineview Resevoir, as shown here. For some reason, the trailhead looked like a homeless encampment this morning.

trail running
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Beautiful trail!!

hiking
Monday, August 06, 2018

This hike starts off next the river but looses it about 1.5 miles and it gets hot! We started in the morning but by afternoon there wasn't a lot of shade. I was confused by the trail markers, I was looking for wheeler trail but in the middle of the hike all you see are signs for Maple or icebox. I just kept going south in hopes of going the right way. We didn't make it to the end because we ran out of time, maybe someday in the fall.

hiking
Sunday, August 05, 2018

Nice and cool along the creek.

hiking
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

This trail is awesome! I can't believe I've lived in Ogden most of my life and never tried it out before. We only hiked about 3 miles of it, but it was beautiful and mostly shaded. Very easy trail at the beginning, but I've heard it can get steeper and harder the further you go (will update when I have more info). This would be great as a beginner mountain bike trail. I plan to come back and try it out for that.

hiking
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Wouldn't recommend during the heat of the day

backpacking
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Only went 3 miles, nice hike.

horseback riding
Saturday, June 16, 2018

definitely my favorite trail to take the horses! gone here since I was little. love it! Very little traffic.

Friday, June 08, 2018

We did this trail yesterday and the meadows were full of wildflowers. It was wonderful!

hiking
Friday, June 01, 2018

Great hike, especially for warmer months as there is a lot of shade along most parts of the trail. It’s pretty popular with bikers, but it’s great for a casual hike.

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