Malans Basin Trail is a hiking trail in Weber County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 6,088 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,542 feet. Malans Peak (elevation 6,919 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Malans Basin Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A moderately demanding hike and scramble located east of Ogden in the Wasatch Mountains, featuring spectacular views of Ogden, the Salt Lake Valley, and a 400-foot waterfall. Beginning just east of Ogden, this 5.5-mile loop hike follows Waterfall Canyon to the Malans Basin high country.A gradual climb from there brings you to Malans Peak overlooking Ogden and the Great Salt Lake. Finally, a well-developed trail on the north side of the peak leads to within a few blocks of the trailhead. You gain plenty of elevation—more than 2,300 feet from the trailhead to Malans Peak. The loop is an ideal day hike, but it’s a good choice for an overnighter also."
--Bill Schneider Edited by Ann Seifert, Hiking Utah (Falcon Guides).
"In just under 2.5 miles, you go from city neighborhoods to brushy bench to a deep canyon and spring-fed creek. Ascending the steep slope, you’re rewarded with one of the best views in the area.The trail leads through sage and Gambel oak into the mouth of Taylor Canyon and up a dry creekbed. At 0.6 miles from the trailhead, the path crosses a bridge to the north side of the creekbed. Soon after, you’re engulfed in a beautiful canyon with conifers lining the side slopes. While you may see mountain bikers along the bench trails and even up into Taylor Canyon, few make it into this lush section of the canyon."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
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