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Best trails in Nephi

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Looking for a great trail near Nephi, Utah? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, wildlife trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Memorial Park or Dairy Fork Wildlife Management Area, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Loafer Mountain Wildlife Management Area or Spanish Fork Sports Park. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Nephi ranging from 6 to 21.9 miles and from 5,298 to 8,845 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Nephi
Top trails (11)
#1 - Salt Creek Canyon Falls
Nephi, Utah
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
This easy trail starts at the northwest end of the Bear Canyon Campground and heads through a narrow forested canyon along the Salt Creek. The small waterfall at the end is not only beautiful, but also provides great access to stand directly beneath the falls and get a very cold shower. To see the waterfall, be sure to turn left when the creek crosses the trail. You will need to cross the fence at the end of the campground to start this hike - the locals drive cattle into the canyon, and the fence is there to keep them out of the campsites. This might be a pay area depending where you park. No overnight camping in the area except on designated spots.Show more
#2 - Devil's Kitchen Viewpoint
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 0.2 mi • Est. 6 m
Please note that the road leading to the trailhead may be closed seasonally. Check with the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest for more information if visiting during winter. Paved path with informative signage along the way to an incredible view!Show more
#3 - Paul Bunyan's Woodpile Trail
Nephi, Utah
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 59 m
The "woodpile" is a cluster of lava with the appearance of stacked wood. The formations were formed when lava cooled in to six sided columns. The column measures about a foot in diamater and up to 15-feet in length. Show more
#4 - Salt Creek Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
This is a beautiful forested trail along Salt Creek. There is a good mix of evergreens, cottonwood, and maple trees. There are a few trees/deadfall to scramble over towards the top quarter of the trail. Often cows in the area. Moderate slopes in most areas. The trail crosses over the little creek 14 times, though most crossings are just a few hops across rocks except during spring runoff. A few nice views of mountain canyons from trail, but most of trail your view is obscured to a few hundred feet due to forest cover (70-80% shade cover). Gently sloped trail for first 1.5 miles or so then continues with moderate / moderately steep until the Nebo Loop road. There are not really any grand vistas from this trail so at the top end be sure to walk up the road another few hundred more feet to get a good view of the surrounding canyons. Show more
#5 - Andrew's Ridge to Mt. Nebo (South Peak)
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 7 h 25 m
Strenuous but gorgeous hike. It's a 5.1 mile hike from Andrew's Ridge Trailhead just off Salt Creek Rd. to the South Peak of Mt. Nebo, and steep uphill the whole way.Show more
#6 - Bear Canyon Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
As of April 2020, gate leading to the trailhead is closed which adds 2 miles to the hike. Bear Canyon trail from Bear Canyon campground up to Nebo Loop road and back (Forest service trail no. 132). Beautiful forested trail (especially in fall colors) with good mix of evergreens, maples, and aspens.About 80%+ shaded in lower 2/3's of trail. Upper 1/3 of trail is about 60% shaded. Moderate inclines and fairly well marked. Several stream crossings although they were all dry in Sept. Mountain biking and horseback riding is permitted, although there were quite a few trees fallen over the trail and several areas with large roots or cobbles in stream bed crossings that would make this a poor trail for mountain biking. Great hike though. Approx. 6 miles up and back - and about 1,900 ft elevation gain from bottom to top. Bear Canyon campground requires fee for camping, but day use parking and hiking is allowed without paying fee. There's also a parking area at the top of Bear Canyon along Nebo Loop road.Show more
#7 - Summit Trail
Mount Nebo Wilderness
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 37 m
Please note: As of May 26, 2020, users have reported that part of this trail and surrounding area are currently closed. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The trail begins by winding through an aspen grove, after which it intersects with the end of Sawmill-Nebo Creek Trail #130. From this point the trail follows the crest of the ridge, passing through occasional stands of conifers and aspen. there are some places where the trail drops down into saddles and then climbs up the other side again; however this portion of the trail is fairly level. Approximately 2 1/2 miles from the trailhead there is a fence across the trail. Please be sure to close the gate after you have passed through it. Shortly after this point there is a sign indicating the head of Page Fork. Page Fork Trail #088, has been relocated from this drainage to the east drainage. It now connects with Summit Trail approximately 1 1/2 miles before it turns sharply to the west going down into Pole Canyon. There is short, steep descent into Pole Canyon soon after which you arrive at the trailhead.Show more
#8 - Teeter-Totter Hill
Nephi, Utah
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 5 m
Hike up through Paul Bunyan's Woodpile (lava formation) then further on to a pointed lava formation called Teeter-Totter Hill. There is no definitive trail to follow past the woodpile, but the general route is mapped along the best contours possible. There is a rockpile at the top of the summit and moderate slopes on the hill, but a fairly short distance. There is some rocky terrain through tall grasses and sage brush. Great views around the valley and mountains. Makes for a little bit more challenging hike beyond Paul Bunyan's woodpile. Show more
#9 - Mahogany Hill Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 39 m
Mahogany Hill trail (FS trail #'s 093 and 120). You can start in the Ponderosa campground or at the normal trailhead and parking lot on Salt Creek Canyon road. Trail goes through some Ponderosa Pines, up the side of a meadow, then through lots of scrub oak and some aspens. Trail is moderately sloped and fairly worn down with deep rutting from cows in some spots. Not extremely well marked on SW side of Mahogany Hill, but if you hug the canyon you'll find your way and then need to connect through some brush to the trail. There is one stream crossing over Salt Creek right at the beginning of the trail. The trail does not go to the summit of Mahogany Hill but with effort you can push through the oak brush and make it to the top. Other than the vague route to follow in the SW corner of the loop around Mahogany Hill, the FS trails 093 and 120 up to the hill and back down are decent.Show more
#10 - Little Sahara OHV Trail
Little Sahara Recreation Area
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Length: 21.9 mi
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