Bowman Fork Trail

#85 of 298 trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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Bowman Fork Trail is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for cross country skiing & hiking and is accessible year-round.

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brian Siefkes (120)

4 Completed1 Reviews

Nice hike, great for dogs with the creek running along side for most of the early portions.

Rachel Mosier (120)

3 Completed3 Reviews

I love this hike. So many great things like a creek, plenty of shade, some challenge, great sights, and variety. Dogs can be off leash on odd days and on leash on even.

Marcella D (1083)

21 Completed22 Reviews

Hiked Bowman Fork to Alexander Basin. Gorgeous hike!! Love that the first part is nicely shaded along the creek! Lots of bushwhacking once we started the trail to Alexander. But so worth it! Amazing views! This is a steep hike!

Shauna A. (370)

Took Bowman Fork to Baker's pass and onto Gobblers Knob then through Alexander Basin and to the cross trail to loop back into Bowman's Fork. 11 miles total. The wildflowers were gorgeous leading to Baker's pass. Up to Baker's pass the trail is a moderate climb but well defined and beautiful Up to Gobblers Knob it is a steep climb ( a little rocky) and when you think you crested you will still have a little more. Well worth it! The view is spectacular, a favorite! The chipmunks at the top are a little crazy. It is a steep and rocky descend to Alexander Basin so watch your footing. Another beautiful display of wildflowers against dramatic rocks. Looking back to Gobbler's Knob you can appreciate the climb to reach the top. The trail was defined in Alexander Basin but the vegetation is high and if you are wearing shorts you will get swiped by plants. The bees are busy but there was no problem. Taking the cross route to Bowman's was tricky. Again the trail was no problem to find, it is marked but the overgrowth could use some bush wacking, a machete would have been helpful. It is a climb toward Bowman. For us it was made trickier because of thunderstorms. With all said, we would definitely do it again and again!

Zhou (Joe) Yu (913)

29 Completed25 Reviews

A very nice trail with some steep inclines, leading to Baker Pass and peaks. Do not go through the trail to Alexander Basin. Tried twice already. There are overgrown vegetation and runoff sections in the summer. Hikeable but unrunnable.

Oni R. (83)

It was s very nice trail. It's shaded so it's great in the summer hot days to keep the dogs cool. It has a little water stream running along the trail. Make sure you don't hike the day after a rainy day since there's a lot of Mosquitos and flies. It's a very peaceful hike. Loved it!

Kaden Mitchell (175)

8 Completed1 Reviews

So far my favorite in Millcreek. The terrain was easy, even after a huge storm the night before. Very shaded majority of the hike. Not much debris in the trail and not much in the way of rocks one would need to scale. I absolutely loved this trail, I will continue to do again and again.

Mara Gg (236)

11 Completed3 Reviews

Great trail for any season, I hike and snowshoe this one often. A good chunk of the hike is shaded so it's great for summer. But bugs are terrible in June/July for the middle miles by the creek so bring spray or long sleeves.

Matt McClendon (49)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great and fairly easy hiking trail. Nice and smooth surfaces to hike on.

Frank L. (226)

Did this as an evening hike just up to White Fir Pass (approx. 3.5 mi RT). The forest floor is extra green this year due to the wet spring. Wildflowers are coming out. Saw columbines in clumps of 10 - 20 flowers.
It is an off-leash trail on odd-numbered days as when we hike it. So be prepared to encounter muddy, but happy, dogs along the way.