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I loved this hike! We started at 4am on 7/6 to catch the sunrise, didn't quite make it to the top on time but were pretty high up. It took the young adults who have done this hike a few times about 2 1/2 hrs (we sent them ahead about halfway up). It took us old adults about 3 hrs, maybe a little more to get to the top. It is very overgrown, so wear pants, and there's stinging nettle. We went early enough we didn't have too many bugs or snakes and it wasn't too hot, but if we would have gone later I could see that being a problem. The trail is NOT marked super great, but is always there. There was one spot near the beginning we had to figure out which way to go. We were a bit sore for a couple of days after, it's fairly steep, but the views up top are spectacular and the wildflowers and scenery along the way are amazing!

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4 months ago

This was a bucket list hike. Do it once, I guess, to say you've done it. Never do it again. Ok views are awesome. But!! The trails are soooo overgrown seriously you are going straight uphill and you have to ALSO PUSH through bushes. Pretty much half the hike is this way. WEAR PANTS! Bring lots of water. Start earlier than you think you should. The other thing as of today, July 7th, there were so many horse flies that take chunks out of your skin and tsetse flies that bite. It is almost redonkulous. No. It is redonkulous. It makes you want to die, but if you did they'd never find your body because the flies would eat you. They'd only find your back pack. This was THE WHOLE WAY down deep canyon. You could not stop to rest or you'd get eaten by flies. Not mosquitos. Flies. That bite. Did I say that before? I think if I did this again I'd just go to box elder Peak and then go back the same way I came up. I mean, it's kind of fun walking all along the ridgeline and it's scary sometimes, which is, indeed exhilarating, but probably not worth the flies. Also. This trail takes you to mendon peak. That's it. When you see a big rock on the left and a trail going down the hill take it. That is deep canyon. Don't keep taking this trail to the end unless you do want to hike mendon peak. Or you could take the maple one down. That would shave some unnecessary miles. I'm sure it's equally fly-ish and steep and overgrown so no big deal. That's all. Hope this is helpful

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4 months ago

So beautiful. I loved it. One of my favorite hikes in Cache Valley.
I recommend wearing pants because the foliage is thick and creeps into the trail.

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4 months ago

Horrible and overgrown trail. Lots of stinging nettle. Confusing in 3-4 parts and no signs. Saw 5 rattlesnakes on the trail.
pros: only saw two people, quiet, not too hard. Shaded for most of it.
Took 2.5 hours up and 2 hours down.

Decided to go for a “quick” Sunday hike. Made it to the ridge in an hour and 45 minutes. It was hard but we enjoyed it. Only 2 or 3 places that still had snow on the trail but it was pretty easy to get around it.

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6 months ago

This trail was harder than expected. We couldn’t make it to the top because the snow started to get deep. Even if we were prepared with the right shoes it was near impossible to tell where the trail went. On the way down there was one small snake in the trail that was easy to walk around but further down my dog found a rattle snake right next to the trail. Thankfully was not bit but I did notice lots of holes on the way up I was nervous about. The trees didn’t have any leaves yet in April so maybe later summer is a more scenic and better time to go. Definitely want to be in shape for this one!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We did this trail today (7/24) and it is HUGELY overgrown. 6 foot tall weeds lined a lot of the trail, along with loads of stinging nettle and bushes. Tons of flies. It is gorgeous when you can see through the weeds and some of the more clear spots have pretty fields of wildflowers. I wouldn't recommend to anyone who isn't at least mildly active.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

The top ridge and Rattlesnake trail parts of the hike are the best. The approach from Mendon takes you through overgrowth that is tedious and annoying. Once you make the ridge, the views are phenomenal. Coming down Rattlesnake after making so much elevation gain burns in all the right places! Great hike!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Took 17 girls up the mountain! Spectacular views. Very overgrown, but they were troopers!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

I like to do this one every year. Overall it is pretty steep continuous climbing with some switch backs. Once you reach the saddle rock, you have great views of Cache Valley and Box Elder. You can continue this trail south and go down Cold Water Lake trail at Stewart's Cone, or keep going and come down Rattlesnake Trail in Sardine Canyon, and find the geo marker on top of Box Elder Peak. (Make sure you have someone to come pick you up. Lol)

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Monday, April 04, 2016

My daughter and I hiked up as far as we could go on Saturday Evening. We got to a point where there was still snow on the trail and it was quite muddy so we came back down. But it was a really good hike, not too hard, but good views of Logan as we hiked.

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Sunday, April 03, 2016

It was really nice hike, my daughter and I went on. Hiked as far as we could gone .... We hit snow and mud, so we came back down. Good place to hike. We will come back when it is a little warmer

Monday, September 07, 2015

I'm slightly bothered that this is called "Wellsville mountain trail" as there are many trails. This one looks like the cold water lake trail. If you really want to hike the Wellsville Mountains, go up Rattlesnake trailhead in Sardine, walk along the ridge, and come out Deep Hollow Canyon on north side of Mendon. Now that's a Wellsville Mtn Hike!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

A little bushwacking but a beautiful hike.

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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Really fun to go in the spring or fall. Great foliage, amazing view, a bit steep, but if your in pretty good shape you should be able to do it in a few hours. Once you get to the ridge line you have a peak to both your left and right that aren't too far out of reach.

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