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Mendon Bench Non-Motorized Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A fun and quick cross country trail along the bench!


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

5,499' 1,676 m

High

5,360' 1,634 m

Low

312' 95 m

Up

275' 84 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

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

Shared By:

Mike Buhler

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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Jun 15, 2019
Ryan Soulier
Oct 27, 2018
Joshua McMillin
Just got done taking the cub scouts on this trail. This was their first hike as Wolf scouts, and they had a great time!!
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