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Wild Rose Ridgeline Loop: Davis & Salt Lake counties
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Hikers make their way on Wild Rose Trail heading toward Sunset Point and their loop adventure.
Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
Hikers make their way on Wild Rose Trail heading toward Sunset Point and their loop adventure. Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
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By Steve Baker
 

Clipper Staff Writer 

The trail starts in Wild Rose Park. Hike south into the canyon and the trail splits quickly. Keep left taking Wild Rose Loop Trail. Near the top of Wild Rose is a junction for Sunset Point. Stay right heading toward the pipeline scar. At the pipeline is a trail post for “Eagle Ridge to City Creek Ridgeline,” take that heading left. When the trail opens, stay to the right. You begin the steepest section of the ridgeline loop. At 1.9 miles you arrive at the junction and ridgeline. Catch your breath and enjoy the leisurely ridge hike to City Creek Canyon overlook. At 2.5 miles you come to an unused dirt road, stay left for the main dirt road overlooking City Creek Canyon. At the road, keep right and find a great lunch view. After lunch, take the first dirt road that heads southwest over the pipeline scar. You can go around a section of the pipeline making your hike less steep. Watch for trails on the left going around. The trail eventually crosses back over the pipeline for Wild Rose Park.



Difficulty: Moderate

Elevation gain: 930 ft.

Round-trip miles: 4.75

Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours

Dogs allowed: Yes

Trailhead restrooms: Yes

Trailhead directions: 

On I-15 northbound, take exit 312 (US-89). At the first stop light go right to the roundabout. Take Eagle Ridge Drive. Watch for Eaglepointe Drive, turn right. Drive .02 miles and turn left on Sky Crest Lane, which leads into Wild Rose Park.

Hike questions: sbaker@davisclipper.com

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