DIRECTIONS: 4 convenient trail heads: (1) A big parking lot at the intersection of Coyote Lane and Valley Hills Blvd; (2) on the eastern end of the UVU Wasatch Campus Parking lot; (3) on highway 32 just after mile marker 1 (on your right as you are heading east); (4) and a few miles further on highway 32, right after mile marker 4 (also on your right).
DIFFICULTY: A wide variety of difficulty levels! All trailheads start out with a climb, but the 1st and 4th start out easiest. The south end of the trail has a lengthy stretch of "tornado switchbacks" which are very advanced.
LENGTH: The entire loop is about 22 miles, various trails within the system are much smaller, of course.
AVERAGE HIKE TIME: You could spend all day exploring the loop, or just an hour enjoying the view.
TRAIL USERS: Hikers, bikers, dogs, and horses
BEST TIME OF YEAR TO HIKE: Open year round, obey "muddy ground turn around"
TRAIL CONDITIONS: Double track and single track
SUN EXPOSURE: Only a small part of the trail closest to the 4th trailhead has shade, the rest is fully exposed
WATER & RESTROOMS: Only the 2nd trailhead near UVU, sneak in and fill up your water bottles and use the bathrooms!
WATCH FOR: This trial is great for spotting Utah's state flower, the Sego Lily, in the spring. Beware of the cactus tho! You'll most likely see deer on the trail and the view towards the west is breath taking (this is a great place to learn the names of the peaks along the "Wasatch back". Starting to the south and moving north, as you look west, is Provo Peak, Cascade Peak, Mt. Timpanogos, Mill Canyon Peak, Little Matterhorn, White Baldy, Sugar Loaf, Sunset Peak, Pioneer Peak, Clayton Peak, Bonanza Flat, Jupiter Hill, and Lone Hill). We are so grateful to whomever owns this beautiful part of Heber Valley and so generously shares it for free with the public!