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It's a steep hike that offers really cool views of the Salt Lake Valley. Not one of my favourites as there's no waterfalls, rivers or lakes to look at. It is doable in winter and I enjoyed myself over all, but it is exhausting fighting all that snow and it delays you. Make sure you have more time than you think you need before sunset. It's dangerous with light-hearted sliding down the steep, slick trail.

Just finished this hike. If your looking for a way out of the inversion soup, this is a great little hike to get above it. The trail is hard pack snow, making it a really nice, smooth hike. It’s actually a more comfortable hike than in summer in my opinion. With micro spikes and poles you’ll have zero problems on this trail. Beautiful, sunny warm skies up there above the smog. It’s well worth it!!

Snowshoes needed this time of year to get to the summit. Nice views when you get above the smog

hiking
2 days ago

Nice, relatively short hike close to town that gets you high enough for some good views of the Wasatch to the east and the Salt Lake Valley to the West. Trail conditions today where excellent. Not much ice, mostly packed snow and mud/dirt. Much of the climb is south-facing, so relatively free of snow or ice except for the start and the summit. Deep snow near the top, but the trail was well-packed. Didn't need yak tracks or snow shoes at all. I saw only 2 other people with their dog the whole hike. My two pups and I had the summit to ourselves. We weren't able to get completely above the inversion, but we got close. Blue skies to the east, haze to the west. Great hike for this time of year because the steady climb and constant sunshine (no shade along the trail and mostly south facing) kept us warm.

Fun Snowshoe! A bit of a grind / slog uphill, but well worth it!

I want to come back and see if anyone else has helped back down the trail in the upper canyon.

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Gorgeous trail, and best of all dogs are allowed every day!

Toured up this morning. Great views once you get through the switch backs but steep and narrow skiing the trail back down. Be much better in the summer so you don’t have to hike the road up

So great for views on a snowy/foggy day! Bring spikes if you’re going to hike it in the winter because the trail is super icy. It’s great for dogs to run around too.

My tip is to treat the trail as an out and back instead of a loop because the second half is basically just a road. When you get to the stream, turn back. Way prettier.

Beautiful, easy hike. Cool ice cave. Hiked today (mid-January) with hiking/snow boots and we were just fine.

I gave this four stars because I am sure this is a remarkable trail… but my personal experience, it should’ve been a zero. But it’s not a trail fault, I picked the worst day to do this trail. When I got to the peak, there was zero visibility to the city below. Also, there was a lot of ice on the ground and it was very difficult to walk up. I knew I should’ve waited for a clear day, but I only had a couple of hours free in order to make this hike happen at all. I will see if I can get time to do this trail one more time, but I doubt it. Anyway, I’m sure this trail is beautiful in the summertime.

hiking
4 days ago

We did this hike today, it’s was absolutely beautiful, sunny day and blue skies above the inversion, the trail is well packed all the way to the top, you need only spikes and maybe poles, we carried butt sleds and it was so much fun on the way down

We hiked this yesterday in a light snow. It’s a quick hike, although the path is quite steep and the snow cover makes it a bit slippery. The forest is gorgeous to walk through. I want to return on a clear day in the summer to see the lake and the view.

Beautiful in the winter. Went up on JAN 10, trail was well packed for most of the route but was a little spotty in the last quarter, no problems just using crampons and poles. All and all took about 4.5 hours.

This is basically the Memory Grove Trail. Back in June of last year, I ran to memory Grove Trail and it was OK, I gave it three stars. I am giving this one to start because city park is nothing until it gets to memory Grove Park. Memory Grove Trail is a nice trail with a lot of honors to the military. It has a gradual increase of elevation for the 1st mile and a half. Half the trail was closed because there was a lot of snow so I turned back the way I came.

This is an absolutely gorgeous park. It represents about 25 to 30 nations. Each represented country has their own small part of the park and it is unique to their culture. Truly spectacular and I highly recommend everyone goes if you can.
When you hear international shit on the news it feels like all countries are in upheaval… But in reality we have more in common with each other than not. Being in a place like this shows real brotherhood of nations and of people. I have even visited several of these nations and I have always felt at home… i’ve been to Germany, Panama, Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Hungary, and Iceland (not to mention the countries I’ve deployed to in the military) and I’ve loved every single country and I felt that each place loved me too. There is a huge international brotherhood and this park displays that love of nations.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Great little snowshoe hike in winter for all levels. Easily accessible from Emigration Canyon Road. Scenic views/overlooks along the way.

snowshoeing
6 days ago

Great little snowshoe hike in winter for all levels.

Super pretty with all the snow. A bit steep. Fun to see people sledding and skiing down!

My third time going. It was muddy and icy, but overall very nice.

Best view of SLC I’ve seen.

Beautiful hike. Make sure to bring good hiking shoes for the slippery parts.

Great trail! I did it on jan. 6th so plenty of snow. The trail was packed so you dont really need snowshoes but it makes it pretty slippery if you dont have spikes/chains or poles although we managed without either. The snow is up past my knee off the side of the trail so slipping is not advised XD The lakes totally frozen and covered in snow but theres still a beautiful view of the valley

hiking
9 days ago

This is a great trail to hike. The first part does get steep, but the views are well worth it. I've done this in early summer and late fall, and both times have been great, though early summer was a little swampy.

hiking
9 days ago

Did this hike a few days ago, the trail was compacted down for the most part. Wish I had microspikes or trekking poles, but it was still doable without. Definitely do this on a clear day if you can. It was cloudy when I did it, but still gorgeous. Took about 2 and a half hours to get to the top and a little over an hour to get back down.

great hike! we didn't go up the last portion but it was so much fun anyway. snow was packed in but we had spikes and poles. definately need to go back and go up to the cave!

Great hike! Bring those spikes!

Be sure to have proper gear if going when the trail is icy!

hiking
9 days ago

Trail is in great shape for wintertime. Well packed snow until the saddle, then post hole steps for a bit. Once on the mountain ( after the big right turn at top of saddle ), it is back to packed trail. Last bit of the summit is a bit sketchy. Once on that East side, the trail normally switches back to the West, then one last switch back to the Summit, however it is just kicked in steps on the East side. Be very careful to not slip and fall, as could be dangerous. View are great, and didn't see a soul add day on the trail. Road was crowded coming back down.

I'm going to re-review this trail when the snow melts. Overall a good hike. I used my micros pikes to about 2.5 miles in. From there you will need snowshoes to keep going. I did find some of the cross country skiers on this trail rude. Others were very nice, just be ready to keep an eye on your back if your on feet. Lots of animal tracks from various mountain creatures found in the snow.

hiking
9 days ago

I hiked this yesterday with a friend. It wasn’t too crowded and the snow was packed down so hiking boots were fine. We didn’t do the very last part to the actual falls because it was too steep and slippery. Other people were doing it though.

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