Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Hiking Malan's Peak

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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.

Here's a driving map.

Distance: 5 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 2,040 ft
Time: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes

Malan's Peak parking area
This is the parking area and TH start. Start by hiking to the left.
Malan's Peak trail
Follow these brown signs.
Malan's Peak trail
At this small "Y", veer right.
Malan's Peak trail
Once you reach the Bonneville Shoreline Trail sign, head left, and the trail will quickly wrap around to the right (East).

Malan's Peak trail
Follow signs for Taylor Canyon/ Malan's Peak.
Malan's Peak trail
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.
Malan's Peak trail
First overlook. 
Malan's Peak trail
You see another "Y" in the trail. They both meet at the same place, but going left is easier.
Malan's Peak
Finally on the summit! Awesome views looking north to Ben Lomond Peak and Ogden valley.
Malan's Peak
Charlie and I pose for our summit photo. To return, go back the same way you hiked up. 

March 2019
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Still rockin' the Fitness Fox Headbands, and Charlie now has a white face! Get 25% off one item, just use the code "HIKE" at checkout! 
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
At the first overlook.
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
We've had such a good winter this season!
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Great views all around.
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Love hiking with my gal pal, Julie!
Hiking to Malan's Peak, Ogden, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs
Best buds! From left to right is my Charlie, "Little" Charlie (as we call him to differentiate between the two Charlie's!), and Annie!




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