Head up the North Ogden Divide (North Ogden Canyon) and park on the right. The trail is a 20.8 mile out-and-back adventure with some of the most spectacular views you can get in Utah. Many make this an over-night trip because of the length, but the elevation gain is gradual. Topping out at 9,712 feet, those unfamiliar with higher altitudes may feel the effects of less oxygen and experience slight dizziness or abnormal fatigue. Bring plenty of fluids, nourishment and protective layers. Keep your eyes open and look for the big horn sheep, moose, and deer.
This trail begins on the south side of the parking lot off North Ogden Canyon Road (also know as North Ogden Divide). It’s a beautiful 10.2 mile out-and-back trail in a forest setting for the majority before hitting the ridge line which lacks vegetation. The four-season trail starts with a more vertical approach beginning at 6,184 feet in elevation. After following several switchbacks, it once again levels out as it approaches the ridge rising to 8,100 feet. The ridge line is modest and lacking vegetation allowing for panoramic views of Ogden Valley and Ogden City. Bring plenty of water, bug spray, and sunscreen!
Follow Skyline Trail South to Lewis Peak for expansive views of Weber County overlooking the Great Salt Lake south to the Oquirrh Mountains and north to Willard Bay. The southeast trail head is accessible from Windsurfer Beach turnout on the west side of Pineview Reservoir. This section of trail can be used as a 14 mile point-to-point to the North Ogden Pass trail head, or as a 24-mile loop following paved roads 10 miles back down to the Pineview trail head.
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