White Pine Hollow Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

White Pine Hollow Trail is a 8.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Payson, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is best used from April until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The trail begins on the east side of Privateer Mine Road #160 just north of the Monument Trailhead. It is even at first, but soon drops steeply through the trees into White Pine Hollow. The trail then levels out somewhat but stays down in the canyon. The canyon is fairly narrow and steep but quite scenic with thick stands of conifers and aspen. Eventually the trail parallels a stream and some parts of the trail are somewhat boggy. Around Sullivan Canyon the trail opens up and the stream flow is much more significant, especially in early summer. There are some signs of logging in this area from years ago. Later, Calkens Hollow Trail #115 connects with this trail. The last mile of the White Pine Hollow is fairly rugged. The trail crosses the stream numerous times as the canyon is too steep, narrow and rocky to put the trail anywhere else. Look closely at the narrow rock walls that are in layers perpendicular to the canyon. There is a waterfall that can be seen on the west side of the canyon. The last stretch of the trail follows an abandoned road which was constructed to improve the spring to Tinney Flat Campground. Good drinking water and a shady rest spot can be found at the campground.

hiking
4 days ago

Very pretty riverside trail. We started near the Tinney Flats end; definitely bring water-friendly shoes on this one. Hiked it in mid-August, but the river crossings were many, including one 100 yard stretch where you don't leave the river, you just hop from rock to rock. Two of our group turned back during this stretch, and the other three of us made it a few miles down the trail. At that point, the trail became so muddy with running water that we felt it best to turn back.

In mid August, we did see several other groups on this trail. There is parking at the trailhead. I would not bring anyone on this trail that is not confident in river crossings and could handle them without assistance.

hiking
1 month ago

Very much enjoyed this hike. The water level is down enough to make crossing easier, I would still wear shoes you don't mind getting wet or muddy. Lots of wild flowers and varied plants. There is still a fair amount of dead fall but fairly easy to get around. I did not see one person the entire hike even for a Monday that is rare.

2 months ago

Did this trail jun 9-10 with my 2 sons.

Water flow is still really strong and multiple stream crossings are up to my knees.

The trail is obscured and/or blocked in many places by deadfall.

Fun trail though.