Explore the most popular dog friendly 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.

backpacking
18 hours ago

My wife and I went on our first backpacking trip to Wall Lake. She is a few months pregnant and the trail was easy for her with a few breaks here and there.

This trail will test you from the get go and does so all the way to Deer Lake. From Deer Lake it's pretty easy going to Farmers Lake. Stayed my final night at White Miller Lake. Damn good campsite there!

Great trail and at the top there’s a pond. Early in the morning, sometimes, there is a moose in the pond.

Fun hike! Was fairly easy with a beautiful payoff at the end. So many lakes that can be seen!

It had been 25 or so years since I'd been up this side, and I'd also forgotten how much easier it is in comparison to the Aspen Grove Trail head. I just love the long climbing switchbacks across the terraces, and how the views in both directions are changing continually throughout the hike. Between the two and three mile marks (approximately) there is also excellent opportunity to see plentiful sea life fossils, if you know what you're looking for. Water sources become more and more limited as the season draws out, so be aware, carry plenty and consider a filter. This mountain is so amazingly majestic, and never disappoints, at least in my opinion. Even if you only plan to hike to the basin, this is one of the easier places to always spot Mountain Goats, which is always entertaining. Excellent hike, I need to knock this one out again before the season is finished!

Great hike, a lot of fun going from lake to lake. Entire family really enjoyed this trail. And the scenery is amazing!

hiking
1 day ago

It was a great trail for my kids and us to walk. Did explore a lot around the lake and a ton of rocky areas my kids climbed the afternoon away.

hiking
1 day ago

I grew up hiking this peak with my grandpa because it is close to Delta where I grew up. It is a fun, pretty hike and there are two different trailheads to choose from. Typically, we would begin at the southern trailhead in Oak City Canyon. The northern trailhead can be accessed near the town of Fool Creek. Both trails meet at the top of the saddle. From the saddle, you ascend through the trees and up to the top of the peak where you will find a steep drop-off. I took my husband last September. We had a great time. There were a couple of spots where the trail is difficult to find & we had to forge our own trail a little bit. Fortunately, there are several places where people have left stacks of rocks to mark the trail, so be on the lookout for those. There was a severe fire in the area that left many of the trees burned. When we hiked in September 2017, there was a lot of fog which made the dead trees appear eerie and ethereal. The most difficult portion of the hike is the steep switchbacks at the end.

nice little hike after work

Fantastic view of a Canyon
Same view than Antelope and nobody on the pictures !

We started at 5pm on a Friday. There were plenty of spaces to park. The incline isn’t bad, it’s the distance that makes this hike difficult. By 9pm, the sun went down and it was amazing! As you look down the valley, you’ll see people starting their hikes for sunrise. We made it to the meadow/basin area in 7 hours (we had large backpacks on requiring multiple stops), slept over, started our summit at 9am. It took us 2hrs to get from the meadow to the saddle. From the saddle on is where it gets tough; if you’re scare of heights, this is where you’ll have to debate if you’ll summit or not. Pass the saddle, you’ll do a bit of scrambling to summit. It took us another hour from the saddle to the shack to summit. I highly recommend bringing a lot of water and a filter. There’s not much water on the trail, all the spring falls are dried up now.
Totaled hours hike (for a slow hiker): 14hrs.

harder than it looks.

decent quick hike. hiked in, had lunch and enjoyed the falls. easy trail with a little elevation. saw toddlers having no issue.

Amazing quick hike with a terrific view. Would like to explore this area more.

fishing
2 days ago

Quick easy hike. Caught and released a few Brook trout at Hoover lake.

Fantastic hike, well worth the effort to get there. Took my 2 kids (10 & 14) and though they were tired going up, the lake was their favorite! Would definitely do this hike again. Make sure you bring 3+ liters of water! So many people on the trail today ran out while still high up. One gentleman was completely out of water on the upper switchbacks and nearly fell off a steep incline right in front of us! We were able to grab him in time, sit him down, give him some water, electrolytes and a fruit bar, and he was apparently okay, but they had no food and he looked to be in serious shock. Though a relatively short hike, it’s hot and strenuous at times. Loved it!

2 days ago

Easy for kids and beautiful. I didn’t love the dirt road to get there.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice, easy and relaxing walk thru the woods.

great for the dogs. Best to do in the morning or evening because it is very exposed.

Nice trail in this part of Utah what’s not to like

Beautiful hike! We started around 9:30pm and got to the Basin around 1am. I had some altitude sickness during the last mile that added some time. We camped in the basin and watched the sunrise then headed back down. Hard hike but worth it!

Not sure who picks the difficulties of these hikes. Not a hard hike unless you are talking about the fast maneuvers to get out of the bikers way. great trail with great views.

hiking
2 days ago

July 24, 2018. This hike deserves the 'hard' rating. It's long and steep, but does have unique and beautiful views down onto the Payson Lakes area, Mt Nebo, and towards Mt. Pleasant/Moroni valley. It's well marked and clearly used by others. Some moderate overgrowth of trees/shrubs onto the trail through some of the lower areas. Moderate inclines for first couple miles with decent shade cover. Then you hit a grueling incline over dusty and gravely/shale trail while fully exposed to the west (afternoon sun) for about 1 to 1.5 miles. I started this hike at 11am and regretted not getting an earlier/cooler hike. Both up and down were very exposed to sun for most of the hike beyond the first couple miles. You'll reach the first ridge in a saddle atop the mountain and have partial views down into Utah Valley. From this point there's still a few miles to reach Loafer Mtn or Santaquin Peak. That really steep portion to this saddle is followed by long moderate inclines across scenic grass covered alpine meadows/slopes, then further up into a very pretty alpine forest just below Loafer Mtn's peak where you can see views down towards Spanish Fork canyon. Then there's about one more mile across open rocky trail to the top of Santaquin Peak. Hard to keep good footing on the way back down the really steep west-facing slope. I was just over 11 miles out & back - and was completely spent. I consider myself in average shape and was exhausted by the time I got back, but do attribute some of that to the late start and hiking throughout the afternoon heat. Except right near the trail head there's no streams or springs so come prepared with lots of water. I had used all of my 64oz hydration pack by the time I got back to the trail head. Although it has beautiful views I think it will be a 'been there, done that' trail. I don't know that I'll plan to hike it again soon.

backpacking
2 days ago

Backpacked up to Henry's Fork Lake for an overnight-er. The trail was mild, good for carrying a pack. Plenty of water available, as most of the trail is near the river or has stream crossings. The first 4.5 miles to the trail fork is through forest, then the view opens up to red peaks and cliffs. We hiked past Bear Lake, which looked like a nice place to camp. The view around Henry's Lake was worth it though. Saw 4 moose in the 2 days, so keep your eyes peeled. Total distance to the lake and back was 18.8 miles and took roughly 6-7 hrs each way (I'm a slow-medium speed hiker).

I’m not originally from the area so I’m not familiar with the trails. I found the trailhead but the trail forks a number of time with nothing indicating which way to go. I ended up on some narrow, overgrown trail that runs along a drop off. I hiked to some cliff face, which was beautiful but it wasn’t what I set out to do. By the time I found the right trail, I was too tired to continue. I’ll try again another time.

This is the most scenic park of the Squaw Peak 50 mile trail race. Race day is early June, so if you plan to do it just after then, it will be groomed and flagged.

Great early morning or late evening trail to run or hike.

you can tell this is not one of the more hiked trails. a lot of over growth still nice trail.

Great hike with good views at the top. While on the trail we ran into Forest Service officials who indicated that this trail is actually in watershed, so no dogs are allowed. Dogs can be on the trails to blood lake. But not allowed on the peak area.

Tough hike. I took my 10 year old daughter on her first overnight backpacking trip. This was definitely a tough hike. Great fishing.

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