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Saddleback Mountain Trail

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 4.3 (15)

A steep trail along a ridge leading to Saddleback Mountain, a Cache Valley landmark with great views


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

7,375' 2,248 m

High

5,073' 1,546 m

Low

2,302' 702 m

Up

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Down

34%

Avg Grade (19°)

91%

Max Grade (42°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

This is a great trail for people looking for some steep terrain. It goes straight up a ridge and gains about 2,500 feet in a little over a mile. It is a good quality trail almost the entire way though, and in the summer there are lots of beautiful wildflowers along the trail.

This mountain can be seen from just about anywhere in Logan, and is differentiated from other mountains by the reflector towers at the top. From the trailhead, the trail starts slowly ascending through some grassy fields but pretty soon starts to ascend more steeply. Near the beginning, there is an interesting rock formation that you can actually go right through - it looks almost like a throne of sorts.

Past this, the trail continues to go up and passes some more interesting rock formations on its way towards the top of the peak. The trail starts to ease up just as it gets close to the top, although it also becomes much harder to find at the top, as the vegetation becomes scattered and makes everything look like a trail. However, it is easy from this point to just head for the reflector towers to finish the trail.

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Tomsen Reed

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 15 votes

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in Logan

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#1

in Logan

#109

in Utah

#1,864

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Photos

Panorama into Logan Canyon from summit - Feb 2019
Feb 9, 2019 near North L…, UT
Repeaters on the summit overlooking Cache Valley
Mar 5, 2019 near North L…, UT
A view of the sunrise over the Wellsville mountains with the shadows of the Bear River Range just below them, and then Cache Valley in the forefront, all witnessed from the Saddleback Mountain Trail.
Dec 16, 2015 near North L…, UT
The reflectors on top of Saddleback Mountain above Logan, Utah.
Sep 3, 2019 near North L…, UT
A view of the valley and the Wellsvilles from atop Saddleback
Dec 16, 2015 near North L…, UT
A view down from the top of the Saddleback Mountain Trail, with the shiny dot next to the large power lines being my car in the parking lot for this trail. It's a short distance to gain so much elevation!
Dec 16, 2015 near North L…, UT

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Jul 3, 2020
Tyler W
Super steep and will take you longer than you think, great views
May 28, 2020
Gerald Murphy
2.6mi
Apr 18, 2020
Izzy H
The trail is extremely steep. The snow was all melted. On the way up there were a few muddy sections, but they had mostly dried up on the downwards.
Sep 1, 2019
Jared L
Trail is is good condition but very steep and has sections of poor traction. Lots of wildlife in the morning including deer, chipmunks, and lizards. 2.9mi — 2h 00m
Jun 15, 2019
Jon Mays
Gorgeous hike. Saw a few golden eagles flying near by.
Jun 4, 2019
Derek Troy
The trail took significantly longer and was s significantly steeper than we were expecting. the bottom of the trail is pretty boring, but the top w… 1.3mi — 1h 00m
Mar 3, 2019
Jordan L
Snow only got unreasonably deep in certain sections. Most was a mellow hike without needing winter hiking equipment. 1.3mi
Feb 9, 2019
Mike V.