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

Fun hike! A great workout and fairly steep most of the way. The trail was busy on a Saturday morning so watch where you step, lots of dog poop on the trail. Not much water running either.

on Malan's Peak Trail

hiking
3 days ago

There is quite a dense network of trails in this area, especially at the bottom of the canyon, and it looks like you could do this in a couple of different ways. Parts of this trail are included in at least 3 other trail entries on AllTrails. I just started at the end of 27th street and followed the signs for the north side of Taylor Canyon, and then took the signed turn to Malan Peak. After you take that turn, it is as others have said, relentlessly steep uphill. You can pretty much get the idea from the benchmark lines on the map. I guess the thing is to go slow and maintain a cheery disposition. Almost no water in the creek, no snakes and very few bugs this early Sunday morning. After reaching the peak I went another .5 miles into Malan Basin, which was nice and a bit cooler, but I guess I turned around just short of reaching the old resort.

From the map it looks like you could do this as a loop using the Beus Canyon Trail, but other reviews warn that this is very difficult and requires bushwhacking. It's not clear if this refers to hooking up with Beus Canyon, Waterfall Canyon or Mount Ogden trails. I don't think I would ever have the energy for the option of winding all the way up to the top of Mount Ogden from this trail, especially when you can take a gondola most of the way up from Snowbasin.

Love this hike! Very steep! But the full hike is 7 miles not 4.4 ...

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked this trail with my 9 year old and my parents. It was an uphill journey. Had to stop quite a bit near the top. I’m in moderate shape. It was an awesome workout with a beautiful view at the summit! Good amounts of shade along the way to help make steep trail manageable!

My husband and I completed this hike on July 4.

This was an awesome hike! Yes, it's steep, but there was way more shade than we expected, so it wasn't too miserable.

The views st the top were great, and everyone we encountered on the trail was friendly. Great hike to celebrate the 4th of July!

Would really recommend this hike to those who are up for the challenge!

A hard hike especially if you are overweight and out of shape but definitely worth it! The view is amazing! I would like to see dogs on leashes though.

Really nice hike! pretty steep all the way up but definitely worth it. watch for rattlers!!!

Pretty good workout. Went today 6/29 around noon with my sister and got caught between some rattlesnakes! One I went past but my sister saw, so with it being a pretty narrow trail and the snake being on the edge of the trail near the river, I went up and around the brush to go around it. Later we saw another one that was just too close, so we took a break to give it some time to get comfortable, then said a quick prayer and snuck past it as it slept. Nice hike!

Love this hike. I guess if you are a very mild hiker it is “hard”. It’s a workout but I would have rated it moderate.

Great hike! Beautiful views and and really good workout. A group of people coming down before us saw a rattler, so be careful.

I love this hike! It’s mostly shaded. It is a steep incline most of the way, but there are beautiful views at the halfway and the top! A great workout

hiking
30 days ago

Loved this hike, most of it is shaded so it’s great mid day! Amazing view points so plenty of pit stops if you need a break(: My dogs loved it, a river runs by at the half way point and a waterbowl is set up at the end; that was great! Worth trying just make sure to be prepared for a straight incline hike.

Awesome view at the top! Decent incline most of the way up- worth it though

hiking
1 month ago

Incline the whole way...can be tough but the view is worth the cardio

Incredible views at the top! Steep climb but worth getting to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing hike! First mile is pretty much flat, Then the last mile is all switchbacks and steep climbing. Trail was well defined, and pretty clear from shrubs and trees. Went at sunset. Can make it up in an hour if you really push. The views are well worth the steep climb though.

hiking
1 month ago

cool cave at the top but the trail was much steeper than expected.

hiking
1 month ago

it’s a subtle burner on your legs at first then increases dramatically. a beautiful hike with a gorgeous overlook of the weber state campus and the rest of the ogden valley.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! Lots of shade :) Our fitness tracker calculated a mile more than the distance it shows. Very steep after the first half but worth it for the view!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, secluded trail! There is an official end of trail sign near the wooden bridge....that’s not the end at all! Keep going! There are several good overlook spots, and all of the trail runs alongside the creek in the shade. Some parts of the trail are hard to find when it crosses the creek (five or six times total), so we scrambled through some brush and rocks before we found the trail again. The trail eventually just ends, with no real overlook or waterfall. Regardless, it’s a beautifully wooded and shaded hike. We only saw a few people near the “end of trail” beginning. Took us about 4 hours in and out from the Beus Drive trailhead, with a few breaks and time spent re-finding the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view at the top. Super steep, I was dying all the way to the top, but it was worth it.

Fantastic hike with beautiful views, shade, and waterfalls!

Great trail. Steep but worth it!

hiking
5 months ago

It was definitely a challenge! But that's because I was dumb... I misread the map and climbed the wrong mountain. Finally found the cave though and climbed inside a bit. I have to definitely agree with everyone saying bring gloves cause there is an abundance of poop. Walmart sells flashlights that are a dollar which work decent in the cave. It has a bunch of little cracks so I won't worry if I drop a flashlight or two down their by accident cause they're so cheap. The coordinates below were taken while I was sitting in the mouth of the cave, but might be off by about 20 feet or so. They should be fairly close though! I would definitely bring at least one other person if you are going to explore, along with some hard hats and rope, as there wasn't much left in the cave when I went in. Enjoy!

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Beautiful easy trail. I take my kids here often. It is more fun in the winter time.

hiking
7 months ago

One of my favorite trails. So much beauty. Will kick your butt!

The view was amazing and the hike wasn't that difficult at all. there are some steep parts though but it is one of my favorite hikes. It was totally work the hour drive.

Tough little hike. Probably best with a partner. Trail gets a bit sketchy up a ways, nonetheless it's breathtaking in Oct. prepare for very rugged terrain.

hiking
9 months ago

Became one of my favorite hikes in Ogden yesterday. With the fall colors, the dusting of snow and the views... the whole trail felt magical.

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