Mount Ogden Trail

Ogden, Utah

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Mount Ogden is a popular hike primarily because it is so close to the city of Ogden. The trailhead is only a three mile drive from Weber State University. The lower part of the climb, across Malans Peak and into Waterfall Canyon, is very pleasant, but beyond that the route to the top of the mountain is extremely strenuous. There are some gorgeous views from the peak, not only of the city of Ogden, but also of the Snow Basin ski area and Pineview Reservoir. Unfortunately, however, the summit is now marred by the presence of a microwave transmitting tower. Mount Ogden can also be reached from its east side by way of a jeep road that ascends from Snow Basin to a saddle 0.2 mile south of the peak.
Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

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Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

Mount Ogden is a popular hike primarily because it is so close to the city of Ogden. The trailhead is only a three mile drive from Weber State University. The lower part of the climb, across Malans Peak and into Waterfall Canyon, is very pleasant, but beyond that the route to the top of the mountain is extremely strenuous.

There are some gorgeous views from the peak, not only of the city of Ogden, but also of the Snow Basin ski area and Pineview Reservoir. Unfortunately, however, the summit is now marred by the presence of a microwave transmitting tower. Mount Ogden can also be reached from its east side by way of a jeep road that ascends from Snow Basin to a saddle 0.2 mile south of the peak.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ogden
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 4,730 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 7 hours
Season: Summer through mid-fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,840 feet
Top Elevation: 9,570 feet
Local Contacts: Ogden Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: Ogden (USGS)
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Ogden Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

7/3/2009
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Views are great. a very, long hike at 15.6 mi. Recommend going early morning because of its long nature. Beware of snakes and rock slides as they occured during the hike.



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