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Best trails in Ogden

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Looking for a great trail near Ogden, Utah? AllTrails has 60 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking 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 Antelope Island State Park or East Canyon State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Red Butte Canyon Research Natural Area or Memory Grove Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 27 easy trails in Ogden ranging from 0.6 to 20.2 miles and from 4,225 to 9,055 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 Ogden
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#1 - Waterfall Canyon Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
The view of the waterfall and the valley make this steep hike worth it. There are several trails to explore in this area, just about all of them are clearly marked. Please stay on the trail as there is private property in the surrounding area. This trail is surrounded on both sides by private property. Also, do not climb the rocks near the waterfall, several hikers have fallen to their deaths from the dangerous rocks. Note: Some trails are specifically for hikers, while others are for mountain bikers. You may see people on bikes on the hiking trails, and most people don't seem to mind, but be aware on blind corners that there may be mountain bikers present. Trail conditions will change based on weather; look out for snow and ice.Show more
#2 - Malan's Peak Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Located on the east side of Ogden, the summit of Malans Peak offers dramatic views out over the community, the Great Salt Lake and the surrounding mountains. The trail is signed and easy to follow. The route is somewhat steep, but not too bad. Take it slow and anyone can make this hike. There are excellent views at several points along the trail, and so you don't have to make it to the summit to enjoy a hike here. Strong hikers can continue past the summit into Malans Basin, which is a popular camping spot for backpackers.Show more
#3 - Indian Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 9 mi • Est. 5 h 8 m
The Indian trail loosely traces the old Shoshoni Indian path used in ancient times to get out of Ogden Canyon and onto the salt lake plain. The trail is heavily forested and, even though you are close to Ogden, has a wilderness feel to it. The trail is well maintained and cool even in the summer. The Indian Trail is a moderate hike that ascends through lush evergreen forest and past interesting geology. It climbs steeply into Ogden Canyon, winds in and out of Warm Water Canyon, climbs to "Nevada Viewpoint" on the ridge between Warm Water Canyon and Cold Water Canyon, and then descends to into Cold Water Canyon near the Cold Water Canyon Trailhead. You can hike it out and back, or arrange a shuttle and hike from Trailhead to Trailhead.Show more
#4 - Sardine Peak Ogden Outlook Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 4 h 30 m
Snowbasin / Cache National Forest - Maples to Wheeler Creek to Sardine Peak to Ogden Canyon Overlook & back to Snowbasin. This trail takes in the best of Snowbasin and the Cache Nation Forest. The trail is 90% covered by trees. At the top of Sadine Peak you can see over Pineview Reservoir. At the top of Ogden Overlook you have a 360 degree view over Ogden Canyon. The climbs are switchbacks with easy very few obstacles. Sardine is a newer trail so not as traveled as other popular trails.Show more
#5 - Ben Lomond Peak via North Skyline Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 8 h 27 m
Starting location is the North Ogden Divide Trailhead. Please note that the north canyon has been reported closed. Show more
#6 - Hidden Valley Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
The path to Hidden Valley uses the Indian Trail for approximately one-half mile. At this point a trail leads up into the hills and back to the south, and can easily be missed so watch for words painted on rocks on the uphill side of the trail. This is the beginning of the Hidden Valley Trail. It is a fairly steep trail but the path is well defined. The hike is about 2.5 miles one-way dead end. It calls for a vertical ascent of about 2,200 feet. Hidden Valley, a substantial mountain bowl, was for centuries a favored hunting ground for Indians, trappers and the early pioneers. Populations of Rocky Mountain sheep, deer, elk and other game animals used the area for spring forage or relief from the heat of the summer. The hike offers spectacular views of the Ogden area. Carry along water and a snack. This is a non-accessible, simple/minor developed trail.Show more
#7 - Mount Ogden via Beus Canyon Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 7 h 36 m
The lower part of the trail is easy as it climbs to the mouth of Beus Canyon, where it intersects the Bonneville Shoreline Trail. The trail continues along Beus Creek until it reaches a small meadow where the canyon forks. This meadow is locally known as Fern Valley, for obvious reasons. From there the trail continues along the south fork of the stream and then climbs the ridge between Beus Canyon and Birch Canyon to the south. The trail continues to climb at a steep pitch as it goes north to the head of Beus Creek. From there, follow rock cairns to the saddle just south of Mount Ogden Peak.Show more
#8 - Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park
Mount Ogden Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
Beautiful and relatively easy hike to see a waterfall. A very nice, kid friendly hike into Waterfall Canyon. Go during Spring to get the best views of the waterfall. There are a few different trailheads for this hike - there is an alternate route leaving from the 29th street trailhead. Show more
#9 - Burch Creek Trail
Ogden, Utah
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
Small trail following Burch Creek up the canyon. First mile of the trail is well maintained, the rest is a primitive trail with numerous stream crossings. The canyon is significantly less popular than other canyons near the city and is usually a quiet hike in the forest. The maintained portion of the trail is only about a mile up the canyon. After that, its a series of best guesses heading east toward the mountains. The trail itself does not obviously loop or connect with other trails and the high amount of boulders discourages bikers and horses. The forest is dense and cool for most of the hike making it a good summer hike. Fall brings pretty leaf changes and its an interesting snow shoe trail in the winter. Nordic skiing the trail after a hard snow is probably doable for the first 1/3 mile. After that, there are too many boulders to get over. During the spring runoff, the creek is flooded and an already difficult to navigate trail becomes nearly impossible. From the trailhead, the trail first starts off with a level/slight incline through the forest crossing a well-made bridge. It then looks like a typical Utah canyon trail, rocky in places but not crazy. As the trail progresses and winds up the canyon, hikers have to climb small boulders and ford small creeks. After about a mile, the trail becomes iffier and iffier disappearing in places. At times you are wondering whether you on the main trail, a game trail or lost. Some say there is a waterfall near the end of the canyon. The final part of the canyon you can climb the hillside to the north and connect with Beus Canyon trail to Mount Ogden.Show more
#10 - Birdsong Trail
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 13 m
The Birdsong Trail offers wonderful views along the east bench in Ogden. It goes by 6 springs, a pond and deep forest, where you can see an abundance of birds (hence the name). It connects the neighborhoods around Fillmore and 20th Streets to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.Show more
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