Explore the most popular cross country skiing trails in Utah with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.


on White Pine Lake Trail

1 day ago

Challenging trail especially in the snow because some areas aren't very packed so you end up knee deep or more. Most people choose the Red Pine Trail over this one because it's a little shorter and a little less steep. This one is more peaceful because there were no other hikers just two skiers. I'll definitely try this one again when everything is thawed out more.

Very pleasant hike! The slope is pretty gentle all the way to Elehpant Rock. There was quite a bit of fresh now on the ground on 3-18 but the trail was easy without the need for microspikes.

I snowshoe and hike this trail all year long...it’s usually pretty crowded and sometimes tough for mountain bikes to squeeze past the hikers. That said, I love the location, the ease of parking and getting right on the trail and the scenery. Elephant Rock isn’t the best reward after a long hike but it’s a great workout.

A beautiful and magical hike when there's several feet of snow and even more falling. Nothing too strenuous, but it's not noted that you have to park right of the highway and hike roughly an additional .5 mile to get to the trailhead. The snow was hard packed enough that hiking boots were sufficient, though many people had snowshoes. The little climb to get to the cave where the falls are was a bit slick without any kind of spikes, but still doable.

It’s where I had a close encounter with a black bear. Awesome!

Had my first encounter with a black bear on this trail!

11 days ago

Easy trail with amazing views!! The trail was almost entirely packed snow with some muddy areas. Still had good traction though, no need for the yak-tracks today

I love to go snowshoeing up there in the winter perfect and very nice in the summer for hiking

on Shingle Creek Trail

13 days ago

A good trail for snowshoeing. Went up a couple miles after a snow storm and enjoyed the winter scenery.

Hiked it 3/6/18. In total it took about 4 hours to complete. It was challenging, but not overwhelming.

Really would like to try it in the summer.

18 days ago

The trail is hard packed all the way to the falls. Spikes come in handy for the final accent. Really cool icicles on the falls right now.

20 days ago

Bring your ice cleats this time of year...

This. So wonderful. Some good work to get to the top, and you’ll be pleasantly rewarded. Took about 3 hours to summit and 1 hour to descend. I’d love to night hike this in the summer.

24 days ago

Great day hike. Dog friendly. it is a steady climb the whole way. Good shoes and plenty of water is a good idea.

Loved this trail. Lots of beautiful scenery, and in late July the wildflowers were even more beautiful than the mountains! Ran into a moose sitting in the middle of the trail! It’s a bit of a challenge, but incredibly worth the effort!

Trail was muddy after the turn from the living room. Along the final climb spikes were very useful because of the hard ice up.

I love this. I’ve only done it in winter but I hope to see it covered in wildflowers this summer. Great views of some distinct wasatch peaks

Less of a zoo than Blood Lake and more scenic in the bowl under Clayton peak. You can access it via peak 10420 and dropping down, or just continuing past bloods lake.

The terrain on this hike was so interesting. The limestone made interesting landforms. There were also some springs coming out of the mountain.

I really appreciate rails to trails projects. Riding along the reservoir is cool. I saw some muskrats in the town of Echo. It was rideable on a road bike even on the dirt parts in winter (no snow about a month ago... terrible year for snow)

There was enough snow in the upper vale to make carrying the snow shoes worthwhile, crisscrossing over shallow streams and amongst the smothered boulders. Lots of little trees and awe inspiring views, from the spectacular ice falls to the crown of jagged peaks, and all the majesty of royal blue against the wintry white, black cliffs, evergreens, pussy willows, and rusty escarpments. A glorious morn!

Such a great morning to be on Grandeur. This was my first time up the backside and it was nice and gradual compared to the steep climbs on the valley face. Lots of friendly people on the trail and the dog owners were very respectful (much appreciated). I used spikes for the last 1/4 mile, more just to use them as I lugged them up there, and are not necessary but helpful. Arrived at the summit 10 min before sunrise for some great pics of the sun peaking it's head out. Great views

Completed this hike on 2/3/18. This is always a great easy-moderate hike with great views of downtown SLC and plenty of wildlife. Lots of wind at the summit, but still worth it.

1 month ago

Good snow as mentioned the trail is well packed and snowshoes are only necessary until you get close to the top. If you keep going past where everyone stops you are rewarded with fresh knee deep powder. At least until it gets tracked out

on Broads Fork Trail

1 month ago

Hiked 90% in just snow boots, but should have put my snowshoes on earlier near the top. Started sinking and sliding a lot. First time in the snow for me - Much harder in the deep snow than on summer dirt. So beautiful at the bowls and pond!

Went up early afternoon, south facing slopes are slushy and got my socks wet but no big deal, spikes would be useful on the last 100 yards of the summit but not necessary. Otherwise fun hike w/ great views

1 month ago

went up to the camp ground last summer. I'm pudgy and slow, but I enjoyed it very much! wear tall boots, saw a couple of rattlesnakes closer to the camp ground.

1 month ago

Great hike today, needed micro spikes after the bridge for the rest of the way up it was a bit icy. Towards the top the snow gets a little thicker, just stay on the trail it’s pretty well packed. All and all great work out about a med-hard steep but manageable.

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