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
4 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Amazing view of the open pit mine

Perfect for families. Not difficult, and beautiful.

1 month 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.

2 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.

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

off road driving
9 months ago

fun little drive with a great view.

My only complaint would be there are not enough cows.

off road driving
11 months ago

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.

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!

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

fun area with lots to explore. any direction you go in you find mines, just follow the water. I think most of these pictures were taken on the back side of the canyon. The cows have made it hard to distinguish what is a trail and what isn't. just follow the atv trail till (past the 2 valve wheels sticking out of the ground) to the mine. from these head south east through the basin. just follow all the trees with initials carved in them. They will take you to a saddle where it the trail will fork. From there you can see Eagle Mountain. You can hit some small peaks to the east or go down to the valley below or hit the high peaks to the west. In 1 afternoon we went by 7 mines, 1 mine cart and I believe their are more. Good luck and have fun. Also just passed the turn around ( where their is a trail to hike if you don't want to use the same trail as the atv's) just before the atv trail really gets rough the is a path outlined with rock to you left. If you take that, it will lead to the top where middle, becomes Butterfield. Their is a step 10ish climb that someone has put ropes for you to use. after that is a pretty light hike. you pass the trucks that rolled down the canyon or what ever but that's about it beside a nice scenery. I'm not much for writing and grammar, sorry but I hope this helps.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Don't know if we where in the right canyon, didn't see any signs. Saw a lot of ATV and cows.

Monday, August 22, 2016

I don't know if we where in the right canyon, we didn't see any signs.

Monday, July 11, 2016

nice winter hiking. don't get shot though.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

This is a cool trail with some neat views. I didn't go the whole 9 miles because I didn't bring enough water and in August it was pretty hot and unshaded (so bring water and a hat!!) I didn't see another person on the trail the whole morning!

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