Distance: 4 miles RT
Elevation gain: 2,000 ft
Time: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash on ODD days. Dogs must be leashed on EVEN days.
Kid friendly? Yes
Fees/Permits? There is a $3 upon exit, or FREE if you have an annual Millcreek Canyon pass ($40/year). Millcreek does not accept National Park Passes.
The trail begins by heading North from the parking area.
At the first trail split, stay left. The dogs are going right here, but they ran back to catch up with us.
Cross the first bridge, and in another 5 minutes you'll cross a 2nd bridge. It's nice to take the dogs on this trail since there is a stream that runs year round. Always carry water for them in case it is dry.
The trail is very well shaded, but steep.
Working our way up the really steep sections.
We made it to the ridge in about 30-40 minutes.
Once on the ridge, turn right (North). You can't quite see the summit yet, but you'll hike up about 3 long switchbacks up this hill on the south facing side.
As you hike up the switchbacks, you'll notice the trees have changed to scrub oak. I recommend wearing pants to keep your legs from getting scratched up.
Getting higher on the switchbacks, you can see the pass to the bottom right where you just hiked up from, and across the canyon to Gobblers Knob (the high point on the left), and Mt. Raymond (the high point on the right).
We made it to the summit in 1 hour 10 minutes.
Looking out across the canyon to the East.
"Hiking in Utah - With our Dogs" group photo!