Malan's Peak is a popular high point for Ogden locals to hike to on a regular basis. It's not the highest peak by any means at 6,916 ft, but it does provide great views of Ben Lomond Peak to the north, as well as the Ogden/Layton valley. It's a tough 5 mile hike that can be completed within 3 hours, making it an excellent choice for a "quick" early morning jaunt to get the dogs out, and get some exercise in. Be ready for a great leg workout!
From SLC head north on I-15. Take exit 395 for US-89 North, and drive 13 miles. Turn right onto Harrison Blvd, and follow this for 4.5 miles, then turn right onto 27th St in Ogden. Drive to the very end, and park at the TH.
Distance: 5 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 2,040 ft
Time: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes
This is the parking area and TH start. Start by hiking to the left.
Follow these brown signs.
At this small "Y", veer right.
Once you reach the Bonneville Shoreline Trail sign, head left, and the trail will quickly wrap around to the right (East).
Follow signs for Taylor Canyon/ Malan's Peak.
You should reach this bridge after 30 minutes or so of hiking. Cross here. This is when the trail will begin to get really steep.
You see another "Y" in the trail. They both meet at the same place, but going left is easier.
Finally on the summit! Awesome views looking north to Ben Lomond Peak and Ogden valley.
Charlie and I pose for our summit photo. To return, go back the same way you hiked up.
Here is the route.