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

off road driving
3 days ago

Took my Jeep up there yesterday and enjoyed the drive. The views were really great--a mixture of mountainous vistas and man-made geometrical mountains. Given the moderate rating, I was hoping for a bit of challenge, but found the roads, even snowy and muddy as they were to be really quite easy. Inspiration Point in Willard offered a more satisfying off-roading experience. However, the payoff at the end was really quite cool. Definitely would recommend. If you are uncomfortable with heights, drop-offs, and tight roads, you might not enjoy it so much.

hiking
22 days ago

There's no trail marker. You hike up what appears to be an atv trail or suv road adjacent to a creek. The trail is just past the camping sites that are at the end of the paved road and beginning of the dirt road. It's a pretty hike; gets kinda steep at times though. You pass old mining stuff and water lines buried here and there. We took a branch in the road up by an old rusting steel stove and looped through one of the prettiest quaking aspen forests I've ever seen. That was our favorite part of the hike. The trees in those groves are monstrous, majestic, almost a reverent feel in some of it; -clean trunks, soooo tall, amazing!!! Definitely will go back. I've included on my recording of the hike where we went. Love this hike! Our puppy loved it too! Be aware of cows grazing at large in the area. I think our dog thought they were cute and cuddly and wanted to go meet them, but we didn't let her. :)

trail running
1 month ago

More of a gravel road across the Tooele Valley then a trail. I really like it for running workouts because there are no cars and it’s wide enough for 3-4 of us to run side by side. It is easy to find and does have a descent change in elevation (it’s not flat), but very runnable.

hiking
1 month ago

Lot of people driving up and down the road when my dad and I went so it was really dusty. The heat bothered me more than anything since there wasn't much shade. My dad complained about being out of shape after retirement on our way up, but it took us about an hour to reach the top and only 40 minutes downhill.

This was my first time exploring these mountains and it was prettier than I expected. The scenery during the hike was nice (once the dust cleared) especially with the trees changing colors. Saw a lot of chipmunks along the way and 3 hawks circling around above the mine once we got to the top. On our drive up to the parking area, I glimpsed something that looked like a young moose (dark colored, round nose, antlers that were beginning to come in), but I didn't get a good enough look to verify what it was. The mine itself was impressive I guess, I enjoyed seeing the surrounding nature more to be honest. Seeing the mine after seeing all the beauty around it was a bit sad.

I'm glad I hiked it, just to see in person the effects we have on the environment around us, but I wouldn't hike it again. Getting there was really easy, just drive up Butterfield Canyon until you come to a parking area that forks into 2 roads. It's labeled as Butterfield Peaks Trailhead on Google Maps. The road to the overlook is the right fork.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this in the middle of the day at the end of August. It wasn't too hot though there was not a lot of shade. The ascent was easy but steeper the closer we got to the T. We weren't sure which way to go once we got to the solar station and headed up what we thought was a steep climb to the T but soon found a good trail that would have been much easier if it had been marked lower down. It was fun to be out with my boys. I'm still not 100% sure we should have passed the gate that said No Tresspassing. I'm hoping that meant vehicles because it was a gate across the road and not the footpath around it.
I moved to Tooele County 24 years ago and this is the first I've hiked up there. The boys liked the hike and we are glad we went.
I'll post pics at www.tgitrailtime.wordpress.com

off road driving
2 months ago

Amazing view of the mine and other areas. We did however see a mountain lion

Great view of the Mine and some of the city. Trail isn’t hard but it’s bumpy and dusty. Lots of traffic on weekends. This is a “must do” for everyone who gets a new 4x4 in Salt Lake. Super easy

off road driving
3 months ago

Wouldn't much care to hike this trail. It's clearly a road meant for vehicles. Very dusty so you'd be eating dirt if you were walking. Views from up top are pretty incredible. The pit mine is impressive, if somewhat guilt-inducing for what we humans have done to the Earth, but the modern city beyond was built with a lot of copper wire. Sort of like looking past the carcass of a slaughtered cow to a nice filet mignon dinner. But I digress...

Great drive and I highly recommend continuing on to Tooele or Heriman, depending on which direction you came in from. Both sides of the mountain are beautiful.

off road driving
3 months ago

Amazing view of the open pit mine

Perfect for families. Not difficult, and beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail itself is good quality because it is a road. There is not much shade, but in the morning the temperature is cool and pleasant. There are amazing views almost the entire way. There was not much vehicle traffic when we did it, and it is easy and enjoyable.

4 months ago

Had to walk around a gate and crawl under a barb wire fence but def a stereotypical hike and exactly what you would expect from tooele.

Great view of the copper mine and surrounding area. While I was up there the clouds rolled in and then started to hail and rain. That was pretty cool.

We did this for the first hike of the year.
Kids had fun climbing on all the rocks and looking for rocks.
Not bad for the first one.

A drive everyone should do once in their life for the view. Too many cars for hiking it. I started in Salt Lake, went to the top, then came down into Tooele.

Do not go to this “trail”. Guns being shot every 2 minutes. It is not a” trail”, its a shooting range. I couldn’t hear myself think with all the gunfire.

hiking
11 months ago

the view up there is amazing, trail is easy, went during the spring

off road driving
11 months ago

fun little drive with a great view.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

My only complaint would be there are not enough cows.

off road driving
Saturday, September 02, 2017

What a spectacular view of this copper mine. The drive up Butterfield Canyon about freaked my wife out, single lane and a sheer drop over the edge. The trip to the overlook was a gravel road with some rough patches which a car could make but slow as you go or it would be easy to do some damage.

hiking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

Drove up butterfield canyon and once the pavement stopped and the road forks we parked and hiked up. Took us about an hour and a half from the car to the mine overlook. And about an hour coming down.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Crappiest hike ever. The whole thing is a gravel road with vehicles going by the whole time. And the side of the road is littered with beer bottles and food wrappers. The view of the mine is great but if that's what you want then drive up to the top like everyone else and find somewhere else to hike.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Hike is mostly uphill. Beautiful view, wild flowers and butterflies everywhere. Takes a while before you reach water. Nice Creek to cool off in and for the kids to play in.

scenic driving
Thursday, June 22, 2017

People go way to fast through butterfield which is basically a single lane road. Seen a rattlesnake that someone cut the rattler off his tail. View of the mine is cool air quality sucks kinda hinders your view of the valley. Otherwise a fun little drive to see for miles!

hiking
Thursday, June 01, 2017

I hiked this trail today with three kids, husband, and dog. The steep inclines were tough on all of us, and the last bit was still covered in snow. However, the view of the mine and valley was totally worth it!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Beautiful drive but there's no trail plus we spoke to someone at the mine & they said it's been closed for 4 years. Drive is definitely worth it but do not expect a trail unless you're willing to walk into the woods with no signs & no direction

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ton of cows. Smelt bad and was chasing cattle the whole hike.

Monday, March 06, 2017

Little to No Off-road. Road to start is on packed dirt road with no trails for OHV.

scenic driving
Monday, December 12, 2016

Did this many years ago in the fall. Fun to see the mine. amazing the volume of soil moved over the years to create the pit.

scenic driving
Sunday, November 27, 2016

So sad that Kennecot has destroyed so much land, polluted so much water and poisoned such a large area

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