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Skull Crack Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.6 mile 4.2 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 377' 115 m
Descent: -261' -79 m
High: 6,063' 1,848 m
Low: 5,715' 1,742 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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A pleasant trail bordering and overlooking Causey Reservoir and its spectacular rock formations.

Tomsen Reed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

From the trailhead at the southern end of Causey Reservoir, this trail gradually ascends, paralleling the shore of the reservoir. The trail quickly gains access to great views of the reservoir, as well as the surrounding mountains.

As the trail turns a corner and heads to the east, it starts to gain most of its actual elevation and quickly allows for some great views of the cliffs on the opposite side of the reservoir. The trail weaves in and out of several drainages, going past beautiful wild flowers (during the right season) and eventually drops down to where the Right Fork South Fork of the Ogden River runs into Causey Reservoir.

This is one of the best trails for getting good views of the most beautiful parts of Causey Reservoir, and you can usually see lots of kayakers and cliff jumpers in the water as you go along this beautiful trail.

Flora & Fauna

At the end of this trail is a great place to watch the Kokanee Salmon spawn during the first 2 weeks of September every year.

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Aug 30, 2019
Gr Br
Sep 8, 2018
Erika Morgan
May 1, 2018
Dana Chapman
5.3mi
Jul 4, 2017
Bryan Janson
Jul 30, 2016
Danielle Cookie
The parking lot got really busy with paddle boarders and kayakers in the morning. It's pretty exposed as well so go earlier in the morning. 2.6mi

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#228

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#5,596

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A view through the trees from the Skull Crack Trail to the cliffs on the other side of Causey Reservoir.
Jul 7, 2016 near Wolf Creek, UT
A view from the Skull Crack Trail down to Causey Reservoir.
Jul 7, 2016 near Wolf Creek, UT
A view of the reservoir from the trail.
Jul 7, 2016 near Wolf Creek, UT

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