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

Great day! Enjoyed the solitude of the Beatout as well.

hiking
20 hours ago

I hiked up this morning. Be forewarned - they have drained the lake. It is currently a much smaller, much less attractive lake. I'd skip hiking here until it is refilled. And I don't know when that will be.

loved this hike it's a bit hard for kids but the falls at the end was awesome.

hiking
1 day ago

Quick and fun. Loved the last ridge.

one of my favorite go-to hikes. do this a couple times a week.

Great morning hike done in 2.39 hrs with two long stops at the top of Tuscarora and Wolverine. Trail is very visible and easy to follow for experienced hikers with basic navigation skills.

Nothing super special, but a nice easy hike

Just another way to celebrate a beautiful wat to celebrate a beautiful day in Utah, with outdoors activities with friends and family.

have hiked this trail twice this summer. better each time. will be doing it again very soon.

Was making my way home down LCC and figured I’d take the scenic route, giddy up buttercup. Glad no one was out and about on the trail as I was cooking pretty good. Plenty of hopping action, hang on tight if you’re on the hardtail. Yew

Challenging and fun!

AMAZING! Very technically challenging with scrambling required especially on the approach to the summit. The wildflowers stretching up the side of the mountain face in July is a sight not to be missed! :-) _/|\_ <3 When you reach the summit, you see great views of the Salt Lake Valley and neighboring peaks. I will have to come back to conquer Monte Cristo another time ...

Other reviewer is correct..pic of lake for this trail is not correct so don't go just to see a lake.... don't think there is one there. There is a river, some small bridges that cross it, and you get to do a hike that spreads the elevation change(1300+ ft) out across a longer distance so it makes it easier which is pretty cool. I think I actually liked two other things the most...the old broken down stone chapel(I think that's what it is)at the end and the metal contraption thing that everybody has pictures of on here that is powered by water. Despite watching it for 10 straight minutes I have no idea what the heck it's purpose was....but it was fascinating!! Oh..and as a geocacher I need to point out that I found one out there. Have a good one and enjoy the hike if you go!!!! Oh....watch out for the mountain bikers as they come down the trail....they were all really nice and said thanks when I stopped and got to the side, but if some of them hit me going as fast as they were there might not be anything left of me....it looked really fun.....I have gotta try it some day if I can.

hiking
3 days ago

This trail is pretty dangerous. I actually hurt my ankle coming down. It's not a well established trail. You are hiking along the river so it's steep and extremely soft, unstable dirt.

Amazing!

Excellent Views make the bouldering WELL worth it!

I absolutely loved the Alpine lake!

Definitely one to add to the List if not already on there!

:-)

Has always been my most favorite hike! It’s definitely a challenge but well worth it! It’s very steep about half way up, which makes it almost harder to come down! Make sure you have good griped shoes and PLENY of water! Definitely depending on the time of year you do it of course! I did it for the last time last year 8months pregnant and then again this year for the first time 8months out! LOVE IT!

Rock Climbing: 5/5
Views: 5/5
Defined trail: 2/5
Overall adventure 4.5/5

I love this hike, but people should be aware that there is a good amount of rock climbing/scrambling involved. I saw 2 people turn around because it was too hard for them. That’s the only reason I gave it 4 stars.

Great trail! Prepare for a workout, especially in the beginning. View was great!

backpacking
6 days ago

Amazing trail. Morning is definitely the time to go. It’s gradual at the beginning and gets very steep at the top. There were only a few good flat sites at the top for a tent, though.

Great trail!
Lake is a great stop for photos.
Saw one rattlesnake.

Loved this hike! The views are amazing and you get rewarded with a reservoir. We recorded 15 miles in and out. Bring extra water. Maybe there are different trails? Regardless - it’s awesome!!

The wildflower did bloom early this year. However, if you explore some of the shady area by the river there are still some beautiful flowers in bloom. Albion basin is always beautiful no matter the season. However, on the weekends during the summer it does get a little crowded.

Did the hike from cecret lake the morning or 8/5. We went up and down via the service road (to the right of cecret lake), instead of doing the loop, because my map wasn’t loading. The ascent from the top of sugarloaf lift to sugarloaf peak was very steep and pretty difficult, especially going down- lots of loose rock. It sounds like going down the other side towards devil’s castle is probably easier, so I would try that next time.

This was a really fun hike. The beginning was very very easy and a little boring. After the reservoir it gets more challenging. the trails aren't marked too well. the last .3 miles are very steep, but really fun and challenging to climb. The falls are amazing and well worth it. There is a large Boulder shelf that you can stand on and take a picture of the valley as well. I would recommend going in the morning, about 7, traffic is very light and usually faster more athletic people are there. It was really busy around 930 is with novice hikers

Mt Superior is an iconic peak in Little Cottonwood canyon. Was not aware that dogs are not allowed in Little Cottonwood so a note to others - don’t bring your dogs. The first 1.5 miles were smooth sailing despite it being steep. Around the 1.5 mile mark, you make a turn that goes from trail hiking to hiking on rocks and loose shale. It is hard to follow the trail and the trail spilts with various different routes that merge a little father up. The last half mile is definitely a scramble and can be sketchy as you hike along the ridge which has some exposed points. Definitely a no fall zone. With that said, my 14 year old son powered up it ahead of me. We had great weather and limited winds at the top. Amazing views of Alta/Snowbird and Big Cottonwood canyon. Very rewarding.

First part is pretty steep but doable. Make sure to stay to the left and look for a trail once you reach the top by the electric pole. You should not have to start scrambling yet. We ended up taking a much harder route than necessary. We found this very hard to navigate. The last part has a lot of more climbing involved than expected. Not for beginners. Over all very tough but beautiful views.

Loved it!

hiking
8 days ago

Gorgeous area. I’ve done it in the summer and winter.

Beautiful views and great hike.

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