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Little Mountain Ridge

Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

This trail feels like you are hiking right out of the city leaving all your cares behind.


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Map Key

3.2

Miles

5.2

KM

Point to Point

6,871' 2,094 m

High

6,305' 1,922 m

Low

696' 212 m

Up

244' 74 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Views

Family Friendly Great views without driving far from the city.

Description

This is a ridge trail that simultaneously offers views of Salt Lake City to the west looking down Emigration Canyon and views east of Little Dell Reservoir and the often snowcapped Bald Mountain. The trail starts at the high point of Emigration Canyon Rd and begins with a short steep climb to the ridge. It ends near Birch Springs. Setup a shuttle at Affleck Park if you only want to do it one way, a good plan if you are hiking it with small children. Or combine a bike ride up Emigration Canyon with this trail.

One of the things I've always loved about Salt Lake is how quickly you can hike out of the city. City Creek Canyon is of course the obvious example. The Little Mountain Ridge Trail, which is only a short drive from the University of Utah, is a great after work escape and often rewards one with beautiful sunsets. Some days it feels like one could just keep hiking, leaving all troubles behind.

Flora & Fauna

Western Tanager.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matthew Kidd

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  4.0 from 6 votes

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#372

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Magnificence exists along Little Mountain Ridge.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Emigration Canyon is quite beautiful as the sun begins to set.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
The sun sets over Emigration Canyon.
Apr 16, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Magical Utah comes alive at Little Mountain Summit.
Apr 16, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Little Mountain Ridge Trail makes its way up the hill.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Springtime snow still sticks around on Black Mountain.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT

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