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Little Mountain Ridge

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

3.2 mile 5.2 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 696' 212 m
Descent: -244' -74 m
High: 6,871' 2,094 m
Low: 6,305' 1,922 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

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Trail shared by Matthew Kidd

This trail feels like you are running right out of the city leaving all your cares behind.

Matthew Kidd

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This is a ridge trail that simultaneously offers views of Salt Lake City to the west looking down Emigration Canyon and views east of Little Dell Reservoir and the often snowcapped Bald Mountain. The trail starts at the high point of Emigration Canyon Rd and begins with a short steep climb to the ridge. It ends near Birch Springs. Setup a shuttle at Affleck Park if you only want to do it one way, a good plan if you are running it with small children. Or combine a bike ride up Emigration Canyon with this trail.

One of the things I've always loved about Salt Lake is how quickly you can run out of the city. City Creek Canyon is of course the obvious example. The Little Mountain Ridge Trail, which is only a short drive from the University of Utah, is a great after work escape and often rewards one with beautiful sunsets. Some days it feels like one could just keep running, leaving all troubles behind.

Flora & Fauna

Western Tanager.

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Nov 10, 2018
M Swank
6mi
Sep 15, 2018
Amber Hardesty
Dead deer on the trail 2 miles in 6mi

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#344

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#8,062

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Magnificence exists along Little Mountain Ridge.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Emigration Canyon is quite beautiful as the sun begins to set.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
The sun sets over Emigration Canyon.
Apr 16, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Magical Utah comes alive at Little Mountain Summit.
Apr 16, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Little Mountain Ridge Trail makes its way up the hill.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT
Springtime snow still sticks around on Black Mountain.
Apr 15, 2017 near Summit…, UT

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