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Donut Falls Trail

Salt Lake City, UT

Donut Falls Trail is a 2.9 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November.

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Angels Landing
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

22 switch backs, incline all the way through wiggle summit but well worth it all! Just when you think you've made it...nope, look ahead the best is yet to come as you make your way up. Be careful!

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The Zion Narrows Trail
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3 Completed 0 Reviews

This hike was surreal. Beautiful site after site, be prepared with waterproof hiking shoes, plenty of water and snacks also! a hiking stick. I'm 5' feet and the water came up to my hip in June. Very crowded make sure you go at 8am or earlier :P

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Lofty Lake Loop Trail
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19 Completed 1 Reviews

No snow issues at this point. Beautiful route.

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Bells Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

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Sunset Peak Trail
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20 Completed 6 Reviews

Completed this hike June 28th starting from the Brighton parking lot in Big Cottonwood Canyon via Catherine Pass. The wild flowers are primed to explode in the next week or two, but they are not quite out yet. It's a gradual climb all the way to the summit with the last 0.5 mile probably the steepest. This would be the perfect hike for someone summiting a peak for the first time or for younger kids. Almost no exposure and excellent views in all directions. Two hours up at a leisurely pace taking pics and one hour back down.

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Lava Tube Trail
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36 Completed 29 Reviews

I had a few hours to spend in the Snow Canyon park and decided to combine few trail sections to make it a 5 miles loop and enjoy of few of the features this park has to offer.

I started from the Sand dunes parking lot, made my way up the West Canyon trail road with very beautiful view of the red cliff formations making up the walls of this canyon on either side of me. Straight up and ahead, the white rock escarpment stood in sharp contrast.

After 1.6 miles, I took the Lava Cave / Lava Flow trail on the right. The first quarter mile or so, across the dry stream bed, was a slow slog in very fine white sand. After that, the trail slowly ascended the Eastern bluff to reach the mouth of the Lava Tube. The tube was an extremely welcome sight, not simply because was one of the highlights of the hike... but also because it provided a cool shelter out of the sun for about 20mn and a quick snack. Outside, on the canyon floor, the temperatures were around 110 degrees. I did not have any headlamp or flashlight with me and therefore only went a few dozen feet inside the tube.

Once I mustered the courage to come out of the tube and into the full sun, I continued to the butterfly trail at about .7 miles, to turn back down south. Many sweeping view up and down the canyon as well as close ups of rock formations.

From Butterfly (.5 miles) and just before reaching the Snow Canyon Road, I connected with the Petrified Dunes Trail. The "Trail" appears to go up and across some of the petrified dunes; however, in the interest of time and not taking chances to get someone lost or sidetracked, I veered left before the climb of the dune to intersect (at about .25 miles) with the paved Whiptail Trail that I followed south for about .5 miles.

I took a short section of the Three Ponds trail (mostly to get off the paved section) before eventually taking a side-trip on the "Pioneer Names" trail. While not a life-shattering experience, this little detour was interesting, thinking about those that preceded me quite a long time ago. A short jaunt later on the Whiptail and I was back at the parking lot.

All told, the loop was a bit short of the 5.5 miles mark according to the track I uploaded.

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Mill D North Fork Trail
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2 Completed 0 Reviews

Fun trail up to dog lake

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Ricks Creek Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Short but beautiful hike. My sister showed me how to get there and it is exactly as "Ripley & Me" said in a previous comment. The hike was mostly shaded, the waterfall was gorgeous. Plenty of water for littles to play in.

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North Canyon Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Nice trail. Jeep trail for first 1.4mi then the trailhead picks up. 90% shaded. Perfect for dogs.

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Brighton Lakes Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

This is one of my favorites.
Definitely a great way to escape the heat right now. We started this hike around 6:30pm, took our time exploring the overlooks and enjoying the quiet. Finished it by the full moon around 11pm. It was amazing! We hiked up to Catherine's pass and then headed up the hill on the west side to catch the sunset. It did not disappoint. The other side heads up to Sunset Pass. Also a must see!
We saw a lot of wildlife and a LOT of moose. Just be sure you understand the rules of wildlife! And take your bug spay. These mosquitoes were relentless!

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