Big Spring Hollow Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Elevation Gain509ft
Trailhead Elevation5,761ft
Elevation Min/Max5760/6237ft
Elevation Start/End5761/5761ft

Big Spring Hollow Trail

Big Spring Hollow Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 5,761 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 509 feet. Near the trailhead there are a parking, restrooms, and a shelter. This trail connects with the following: Cascade Saddle Trail.

Big Spring Hollow Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Grassy green meadows, tall shading trees, magnificent views, and serious elevation gain—all hallmarks of most hikes in the Wasatch—are a beautiful part and parcel of this
lovely trail nestled into the gorgeous Provo Canyon area."

"The large parking lot is dotted with restrooms, picnic pavilions, sports areas, and, often, scout troops. Upon arrival your canine family may salivate at the thought of hiking with Frisbee-throwing, burger-grilling scouts. Quickly trot to the trailhead at the north side of the parking lot and within a few steps you find yourselves in a quiet and remote wilderness, free from heat and crowds. This is an ideal hike for large get-togethers because the nonhikers can enjoy the creature comforts of a city park and get the barbecue going while the rest of the crew works up an appetite on the trail."

"Big Springs Hollow is a long approach for some short runs above tree line. However, that’s not to say it isn’t worth making the arduous skin to the top. Backcountry skiers and splitboarders who brave the miles and elevation gain are treated to some of the most dramatic mountain views in the entire Wasatch Range. Jagged peaks rise from the valley like thorns, surrounded by massive bowls that cause earth-shaking, tree-snapping avalanches. The terrain here is downright spooky when the snowpack is unstable, so the entire South Fork of the Provo River is best left for spring corn skiing. The whole Cascade Mountain massif is also a favorite playground of the Wasatch Powderbird Guides heli-skiing operation, so if conditions are ripe, you’ll likely have

"From the city park trailhead, a steady ascent follows a small creek through a broad valley to Big Springs, a natural spring flowing from the mountainside. Mountain views, abundant valley vegetation, and frequent wildlife sightings make this a popular and accessible family adventure."

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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Pleasant Grove Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Bridal Veil Falls
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Oct 2018