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Mill Creek Terraces

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (11)

A forest-covered route featuring clean canyon air.


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2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Point to Point

7,325' 2,233 m

High

6,238' 1,901 m

Low

1,108' 338 m

Up

719' 219 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This route provides clear air and a real sense of being out of the city, which is great for most youngsters.

Description

Ah Mill Creek Canyon, hidden jewel of the Wasatch. This trail leads hikers through old growth forest and has a wonderful canyon clean air smell. The trail itself is intermediate but if you make a loop of it on foot, know that the road from Millcreek Canyon Rd to the Terrace Picnic Area at the trailhead is quite steep though it does offer nice views.

The trail is a fairly steady climb, gaining just over 1,000 feet of elevation in about 1.75 miles. There are times where the grades are quite steep, but overall these sections are short, with more manageable portions between. Your reward for the climb is to continue either down the Mill Creek Canyon Rd or to enjoy a full loop hike by catching the Pipeline Trail.

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Shared By:

Matthew Kidd

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  3.9 from 11 votes

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Beautiful for a trail run
Jun 9, 2018 near Mount O…, UT
Looking down Millcreek
Jun 9, 2018 near Mount O…, UT
Luscious forest floor flows along the Mill Creek Terraces.
Apr 9, 2017 near Mount O…, UT

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Oct 3, 2020
Jake Westover
Aug 23, 2020
Eric Tamez
Jun 20, 2020
Cody Wiscomb
Jun 22, 2019
Jake Westover
Apr 22, 2018
Conner Plath
Trail is icy after first switchback 1mi
Jul 11, 2017
Devon S
Jun 6, 2017
Esteban Lucio
1.5 mile paved walk to Porter Fork Trail pass. Moderately steep hike. 5.7mi