Stairs Gulch

Distance: 1.5 miles RT Time: 1-2 hours Start: A few miles up Big Cottonwood canyon Difficulty: Easy at the beginning, but Moderate to the waterfall Elevation Gain: 977 This is a hike you can do over a lunch hour, but if you want to hike to the waterfall or beyond you will need some good... Continue Reading →

Willow Heights Trail

Distance: 2.2 miles RT (includes loop around lake) Time: 1 hour Start: 11.6 miles up the canyon (about 19 min from the mouth of the canyon) Difficulty: Family friendly Elevation Gain: 656 ft (mostly in the first .5 mile) This was a great quick hike.  I love to find short hikes that can be done in... Continue Reading →

Mill B North Trail

Distance: 4.5 Miles RT Time: 2 hours. Start: 4.5 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon at the S curve Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain:  2061 ft I decided to go for a lunch hike today.  I work close to the mouth of the Big Cottonwood Canyon so it is easy to go up the canyon for a quick hike.... Continue Reading →

Ferguson Canyon Trail

Distance:  1.7 Miles RT Time:  1 hour. Start: Timberline Dr Difficulty: Family Friendly - Moderate Elevation Gain: 590 ft I only hike for a little under an hour when it started to rain & hail on me, but there is still plenty to see in this time frame.  The trail begins on Timberline Dr (a dead-end street), where there... Continue Reading →

Mount Olympus

Distance: 4.88 miles round trip (I didn't make it to the top) Time: 4 hour Start: Wasatch Blvd Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Gain: 2781 ft I hiked this with a co-worker visiting from Manila, Philippians. We started around 4pm and wanted to get down before it got dark, so unfortunately we didn't make it to the... Continue Reading →

Mule Hollow Trail

Distance: 2.24 miles RT Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Start: Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Gain: 1196 ft I marked this trail as strenuous for several reasons: 1. The trail is not well marked, and it is easy to take the wrong path. 2. The path is overgrown with vegetation in areas. 3. Depending on the time... Continue Reading →

Lake Blanche Hike

Distance: 6.5 miles RT Time: 3 hours Start: S-Curve in Big Cottonwood Canyon Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 2720 ft The hike to Lake Blanch is approximately 6.5 Miles round trip.  It is a gentle climb, the trail is decent, and it has good trail markers.  No dogs are allowed in the Cottonwood canyons due to... Continue Reading →

Neffs Canyon Hike

Neffs Canyon Trail located south of Mill Creek canyon and above a residential neighborhood.  There is a dirt parking lot at the top of White-Way road.  There appear to be a lot of smaller offshoot trails that may or may not take you anywhere. As you walk up the dirt road I passed by a water... Continue Reading →

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