Trail Run Project Logo

Kessler Peak North Route

Difficult

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
42% Runnable
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,560' 780 m
Descent: -8' -3 m
High: 10,314' 3,144 m
Low: 7,754' 2,363 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 27% (15°)
Max Grade: 57% (30°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Whitney Durham

Steep climb to the top of Kessler Peak.

Whitney Durham

Features Cave · Views

Description

When you cross the bridge on the Donut Falls Trail, head over to the road. The trail is unmarked and heads off to the west. It can be a bit difficult to see. About 3/4 of the way up the trail you'll run into an old mine with the remnants of a cabin.

Then again near the top is a second mine shaft just off the trail. The second mine shaft is really interesting. After a short down climb you can follow the mine shaft through the mountain and emerge on the other side. From the top of the trail you get amazing views of a number of the peaks around you. This trail is steep and the climb is unrelenting.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Need to Know, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 4 votes

#5193

Overall
  4.8 from 4 votes
5 Star
75%
4 Star
25%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#187

in Utah

#5,193

Overall
11 Views Last Month
332 Since Jul 18, 2018
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
20%
60%
20%

Photos

View looking west from top of Kessler
Jul 19, 2018 near Alta, UT

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running