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Mendon Bench Non-Motorized Trail

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Length


2.7 Miles 4.4 Kilometers


312' 95 m

Ascent

-275' -84 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

5,499' 1,676 m

High

5,360' 1,634 m

Low

Shared By Mike Buhler

Conditions


All Clear 5 days ago
Dry: Starting to get covered by falling leaves, but had enough traffic to still see the trail. History

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A fun and quick cross country trail along the bench!

Mike Buhler

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

Generally done counter-clockwise but can be used in both directions. There's a lot of overgrowth in some spots at times so be aware.

Description

This is a fun but quick trail also known as Wayne's World. It starts with a moderate climb up the Wellsville Wilderness access trail. About a quarter of a mile up, take the left fork which heads up the side of the mountain into a beautiful grove of maples with ivy hanging everywhere and pockets of thick ferns.

At 0.4 miles is another fork, generally stay to the right to hike the loop counter-clockwise, but it may be done in either direction. You'll wind down through an exposed sagebrush hill covered in flowers before heading back up to the trees. The trail below the sagebrush ridge hasn't been trimmed up so is still a little rough in spots, but overall a great little hike.

This can easily be done in multiple loops if you're looking to get some distance under your belt. Overall, a fun little loop that needs some love.

Contacts

Land Manager: Mendon City, UT

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Oct 18, 2018
Amy Sim
Hikers ages 8-45'ish. Great trail for the varied ages and skill level. Stopped in the middle for a little photo shoot. Beautiful views of the valley. — 1h 15m
Oct 13, 2018
Joshua McMillin
Hiked the whole trail to check it out for my Cub Scouts. Will be a great hike for the Wolf den!!! 2.7mi
Jul 14, 2018
Ricky W

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  3.8 from 4 votes

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Amy Sim  
This is a great family-friendly trail! The kids (ages 8-16) kept up a very fast pace the entire trek. I wouldn't have hesitated to take younger kids on it as well as long as they'd be okay with the distance. Difficulty wouldn't have been a problem. From what I understand, the original trail was created as a easy mountain bike trail, but has a small section that slightly crossed the wilderness area. A new section has been marked with orange flags to mark where mountain bikers need to go. The wilderness area points of the trail are clearly posted with two posts and pink ribbon. We hiked the new section and only crossed paths with 4 people on mountain bikes during the entire loop. 3 days ago

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