Top Three Hikes at Wasatch Mountain State Park
Hiking is a perfect summer activity for families. Experience breathtaking views, watch mountain wildlife and discover educational historic sites while hiking in the park. Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist Kathy Donnell shares three of her favorite hikes:
Huber Grove Trail- Difficulty: Easy, Distance: One mile
A perfect hike for children, the Huber Grove Trail, located across the street from the visitor center, takes you to the historic Huber Grove. After a relaxing hike through nature, enjoy the historically rich area and learn about early pioneer life in Utah. Wander through an aspen grove and then stop by the apple orchard. The apple trees are over 120 years old and still produce delicious apples. Come during the fall to pick apples and try some for yourself.
Spring Pond Loop- Difficulty: Medium, Distance: Three miles
Take the Spring Pond Loop to get away into the mountains. A hike suitable for families, you will see a beautiful meadow or the seasonal pond that fills with mountain run-off during the spring. With amazing views of the majestic mountains, your family will never want to leave.
Mid-Mountain Loop: Difficulty: Hard, Elevation: 900-1100 ft., Distance: 3.5 miles
On a steep hike that takes you to the top of the mountains, those who make it to the top will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Wasatch Mountains. If you are looking for a serious hike, the Mid-Mountain Loop is perfect for a full day of exploring. View wildlife such as deer and wild turkeys.
Carry plenty of water and sunscreen.
Tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return.
Wear sturdy shoes and bring an extra layer of clothing.
Stay on designated trails.
Pack it in, pack it out.