Loafer Mountain Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah 84628

Distance5.1mi
Elevation Gain4,038ft
Trailhead Elevation7,689ft
Top10,266ft
Elevation Min/Max7687/10266ft
Elevation Start/End7689/7689ft

Loafer Mountain Trail

Loafer Mountain Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Utah County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 5.1 miles long and begins at 7,689 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 4,038 feet. The McClellan Lake (elevation 7,694 feet) reservoir is near the trailhead. This trail connects with the following: Bennie Creek Cutoff, Deer Hollow Trail, Bennie Creek Trail, Blackhawk Trail and Santaquin Peak Trail.

Loafer Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The trail gains just over 2000 feet in the next 3 miles. The upper reaches of the trail follow a rocky ridge void of any substantial trees, making this section hot in sunny weather. The trail soon comes to a small saddle and a great view of Utah County.

This is a great spot to camp for those making this an overnight trip. From the saddle, the trail makes its way northeast toward Santaquin Peak. After a mile, the trail reaches another small saddle. Santaquin Peak lies to the left. A great view of Utah County can be gained from Santaquin Peak by following the trail to the left for 0.5 mile. From this vantage point one can see Mount Nebo to the south, Mount Timpanogos to the north, and countless other peaks in all directions."

Loafer Mountain Trail Reviews

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10/15/2001
Nice hike, steep climb in places, easily done in one day.
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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Parks
Uinta National Forest, Spanish Fork Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Payson lakes, Birdseye; Trails Illustrated Wasatch Front/ Strawberry Valley
Local Maps