Willard Peak via North Skyline Trail

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Oak Lawn Park

Willard Peak via North Skyline Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Ogden, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 764 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The road to the trailhead is snowy, mini spikes and trekking poles are helpful. There are temporary closures in this area due to snow. Please consult the park's website before visiting.

hiking
8 months ago

Able to drive up in a Subaru Crosstrek. Lots of ATVs. Once you park at inspiration point you start on a well defined trail that quickly turns into a scramble to the top of the peak. We were able to follow a handful of cairns going clockwise around the loop but quickly lost the trail coming down and ended up scrambling down a loose scree pile. Be prepared to wayfind but the view at the top is beautiful.

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closed
muddy
rocky
snow
11 months ago

Completed hike on 6/30/19. Road leading up to trailhead was extremely narrow and winding with some exposed sections and pretty rocky. Lots of side by sides and dirt bikes on road. My 4runner made it up just fine as would any SUV with heavier tires. The road to the Inspiration Point trailhead is closed about 3.75 miles away due to snow, which adds 8 miles of hiking to this hike. This road is typically opens 7/15 but this year it may be later in the season due to snow pack. The road to the trailhead is snowy, mini spikes and trekking poles are helpful. Once on the actual trail, there is very minimal snow. On the way down, to save some time we slid down the snow field covering Willard Basin rather than walking back a snowy road. A little dangerous but saved us 2 miles of hiking. Beautiful hike with great views of the Salt Lake

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snow
11 months ago

Upper part of the trail was still under SNOW. Beautiful flowers blooming. Fantastic views from the Ridge overlooking Willard Bay, Mantua, Pine View, and Willard Peak. We'll be back.

hiking
Sun Sep 30 2018

It was a bi sketchy going to the trail. The road to get there is off road and I would only take a vehicle that you know can make it up. I was taking my F-150 and it was very tight at times right on the edge of the cliff with other people coming down.

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Mon Nov 27 2017

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Tue May 30 2017

A lady passed out while I was running the trail today. She was extremely dehydrated. Good thing I brought water. Make sure you all bring WATER for this trail even if it seems easy. If your body's not used to hiking then how do you expect to be ok with no water and running a trail you have never been on before. Stay safe!!!

hiking
Thu Aug 25 2016

It was certainly a difficult trail but the view at the top was amazing and 100% worth it! We saw mountain goats and moose which also made it a cool experience. I highly recommend taking it at least once.

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Fri Jul 29 2016

I started from Willard Basin , taking the trail that goes to the east side of the big pond at the base of Willard Peak , nice trail for 1/3 mile then it's a scramble to the next section about 100 yards . There's a nicer trail a little further along with a few switch backs . Once at the top the trail continues along below Willard Peak threw a small cup shaped basin . I watched 37 mountain goats , ( note : do not approach wild life they are dangerous) including Elk , Moose & Deer , Snakes .. At this point the trail is a slippery slope ( due to a small land slide that wiped out the trail " be very careful " a Vandal spray Painted the rocks here " you can't fix Stupid " .. There's a small look off here .. Trail continues to ridge line between the two peaks on the east side is the great big basin I between Willard Peak and Ben Lomond it's worth a peek . Continue to the base of Ben Lomond .. It's all up hill from here .. Congratulations !!! You'v bagged a Peak

hiking
Tue May 27 2014

There are numerous trails up, so I'm not even sure which one they are referring to. Willard Peak is the slightly higher peak hiding behind Ben Lomond (looking from the Ogden area). I hiked it from North Fork Park in Ogden Valley via Ben Lomond, then down the ridge to the North Ogden divide. Very nice, but long hike. I like the rocky peak of Willard - much more interesting than the gravelly Ben Lomond.

hiking
9 months ago

Thu Sep 27 2018