Explore the most popular camping trails near Huntsville with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

One of my favorites.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and nature, not too crowded so that is always a bonus.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and some awesome views. I would say the hike is right on with moderate and the creek at the end is ice cold so nice to put your feet in before you head back.

Awesome hike. It's a pretty narrow dirt trail the whole way, surrounded by green (in the summer at least). You're up a slight steady incline, then it flattens out, then down back to the reservoir. Same going back. There's a section in the middle that opens up into a desert wildflower field. Overall, great hike!

backpacking
1 month ago

I spent the night here and had a good time. The river is beautiful and it would be cool to record with a drone. Lots of kayaks here. The parking is horrible on the weekend. The cops had a checkpoint at the entrance and were searching cars.

backpacking
1 month ago

The trail is marked at the beginning but not anywhere else. It’s not that big of a deal there only 2 split offs (just stay to the right). It does get narrow at times but not bad and has good clearance above. There are about 10 camp areas and they are all within ear shot of the creak and makes for a great night sleep. We went on a Wednesday for an overnight trip and we were the only ones there. Which was even better. The lake was up to the camping area which makes it nice to bring your kayak in. I took my 7/10 year old girls on their first backpacking/camping trip here. They both had gear and had no problem with the trail. it took us about 2 hours to make it back with stops along the way to take pictures. On the way back it only took 1:20.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike. Lots of horses on the trail so be aware. :)

on Skull Crack Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. I started early and had limited traffic but coming back ran into several groups. The reservoir is kayak central. About 30 kayaks when I left and hundreds when I came back. If you go later in the morning or day parking will be a challenge.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Only saw a few people on the trail. Get to the trailhead early because the parking lot fills up with those looking to canoe.

fishing
2 months ago

Easy beautiful hike around the reservoir. Timed it the trip right after a rain strom and my dog and I were the only ones around. It was fantastic.

on Skull Crack Trail

2 months ago

I went yesterday (5/29/18) with my friend, her 3 kids (6,11,13) and our two dogs. Everyone had a great time. There was hardly anyone there. The scenery was absolutely stunning. This is now one of my favorite places to go.

backpacking
2 months ago

Great little trail if your looking for a getaway. We heard there were a few campsites at the Causey inlet,. There were so we stayed the night. Beautiful scenery, good up and down on the trail, but not too long if you want to take some younglings with with you. I wish I had brought a fishing rod. I have never seen so many fish jumping just before sunset.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous trail, beautiful views and flowers right now

horseback riding
3 months ago

Great view of salmon run

camping
6 months ago

Great spot for a weekend camping trip. The echoes of the water and wildlife really is calming. Def a great hike

I did this in the middle of the summer and had a very tough recovery
I saw some horse people at the trailhead but never saw another person or animal for the next 8 hours
I had a good mapped out trail for my GPS
But about 4 miles in it turns to start up and that intersection was grown over
I decided to just follow the middle fork o explore and ended up at a very narrow section and could hear a moose
I had see his urine and droppings along the way. I decided to just turn around and go home. On the way back I found where I should have started up and took some rocks to mark the trail for others and next time. I decided to just start up the very steep incline for a while and after another hour found myself at a cliff and no trail. I turned around and decided to backtrack for home. After about 10 minutes I found where I had taken a wrong turn. Once back on the correct trail I figured I was at the halfway point or more and I could see the trail starting back to the south. I hiked for another hour and stopped to eat and rest by now I had been out for about 4 hours. I had previously hiked Getsten canyon and up to the eastern high point so I felt it was close and would be about 2 hours down from there. After resting I hiked the ridge for what seemed like an eternity and finely got to the place I knew. By now it was in the high 90s and I was running short on fluids and food I stopped to tie a shoe lace and got a cramp
I knew I had at least 1.5 hours to go so I drank my last gator aid and saved just enough water to be able to wet my throat every once in a while. I got back down to heavy woods and gersten creek and contemplated spending the night in the woods next to the creek
I had run a number of marathons and knew how much more I could push myself so decided that I could make it. I had good cell phone service and knew I could always call for help
I took an hour between the woods and the trailhead. I got to the car started the engine turned on the air and went to reverse in about 3 seconds
I can set on my deck and see the hike
I call it The Hike From Hell!
I planned on a 6 hour hike and took provisions for 8 hours. The only problem it it took 9 hours!

hiking
8 months ago

pretty sure pup and I went off trek, but it was beautiful non the less.

hiking
10 months ago

This trail is 2.5 miles one way, 5 miles round trip, and overlooks the Causey Reservoir (near Huntsville, Utah) most of the way.

This trail is deceiving as far as difficulty level. When we started it, it seemed flat, especially the first half to 3/4 mile. Then it goes a little up and down and around a lot of bends in the reservoir. Along the way, we met other hikers who said they did not finish the trail. They turned around about .5 mile from the end because the trail appeared to go down a steep gradient. Our context of steep gradients is from Alta or other ski resort trails that pretty much go up at a 50% angle. We did make it to the end, the gradient on the way down was not as steep as we thought, and there were switch backs. Probably the steepest part was right at the end, descending from the end of the trail to the river's edge to see the salmon run. The way back seemed to pose a challenge too.... the way back made us realize the elevation gain was very gradual and more than we had expected or felt going into the trail. Though the trail appears flat along the way, there are a lot of rocky patches that can catch you off guard. Also we saw lots of horseshoe prints, but no horses! Overall it was a fun and challenging trail. Even more so this time of year when you get to see the salmon run! What a cool experience!

As a side note, though the parking lot to the trail was crowded with cars and 3-4 horse trailers, not many people were actually on the trail. We saw lots of horseshoe prints, but no horses on the trail. Maybe all those people and horses were visiting ranch across from the trailhead?

hiking
10 months ago

This is one of those hikes where you will enjoy the journey more than the destination. Brown's Hole is just a muddy hole of brown gross water. However, there is so much to see on this trail. I suspect it would be brutally hot in the summer but the end of September was a perfect time to hike it. It follows the power lines the entire way and has two river crossings which were manageable. I saw moose, deer, beautiful fall leaves, and grouse and the views of the rock cliffs above and the river down below is wonderful. There are a few places to camp along trail and there are lots of Elder Berries along the trail that are now ripe.

hiking
10 months ago

It took us 3 hours and 15 minutes to hike with our 3 kids. We carried two of them but the 5 year old did great walking on her own. Great views and totally worth hiking in the fall to see the salmon run and the pretty fall colors. We will make this a yearly tradition I think.

This trail kicked my arse. First hike since my knee surgery. Loved and enjoyed every minute of it!!!

fishing
Monday, July 17, 2017

I hiked this trail today to do a little fishing at the River Inlet. I'm not in the greatest shape; I found the trail to be somewhat challenging and it took me about 1-1/2 hours to hump in. Once I arrived at the Inlet, I was a little disappointed at the amount of people/campers/kayakers in the area. But, that's what I get for going on a Sunday morning. The kayakers were congregating right in the casting areas. Also, there's a real lack of shoreline here; I was forced to do a little impromptu wet wading. The fishing was spectacular. The rainbows were hungry and aggressive. Caught 4 times my limit (not that that matters... C&R). If you're looking for a new place to fish Causey, I highly recommend fishing the inlet, if you can handle the hike.

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pretty easy trail with a steep climb heading back. The trail is pretty narrow and not super shady, but beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Absolutely breath taking

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The hike was okay. Lots of swampy areas with thick mud (hiked in June). Horse poop EVERYWHERE...watch your step. The views coming down were decent but nothing breath taking. It was disappointing being so close to the river the entire time but not being able to see it the majority of the time. I'm from the Pacific Northwest so I may be a tad spoiled when it comes to hiking, but this one was sub-par.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Absolutely beautiful! We ended up turning back before completing the trail as my 10 year old son was feeling anxious over the dropoffs. I'll be heading back up sans children to complete.

backpacking
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Hiked this trail at the end of May. The first 40% or so is along Powerline Trail, which (unsurprisingly) runs parallel to some big ol' powerlines. If you can get over that, it's actually a very pretty hike along a stream and in a valley. Second half is crazy beautiful, with many opportunities for views on mountaintops.

It was a beautiful time to go, there were so many blooming mountain flowers with butterflies everywhere that you go. Downside is that the snowmelt causes all the streams to be real swole, so be prepared for stream crossings with icy-cold water. At one point you have to cross ~15 ft of stream that's moving real fast and is at least 1.5 ft deep all across; we dragged a few fallen trees to we could climb across.
There were no trail markers at any point during the hike (even at the trailhead). Much of the hike up into the mountains is way overgrown, so be prepared for some snags. Worse than that is that it up and disappears multiple times during the last 5 or so miles, we ended trespassing on some farmland for a bit while we made our way back.

If you're looking for a map, don't purchase one online, the trails don't appear on the official Uinta maps. If you go to the Ranger's Office in Ogden, they have a free hiking one with the relevant trails marked. (Powerline, Shupe Canyon, Geertson Canyon).

hiking
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great hike around Causey reservoir with great views. It was a holiday weekend so a bit busy on the trail but manageable. We took our dog and there were lots of other dogs. I'll do it again in the fall to watch the salmon spawn.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

It was a lot of fun and beautiful!

Monday, May 22, 2017

Great hike!

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