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Ogden Overlook Trail: Weber County
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Hikers start down Maples Road to the trailhead.
Photo by Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
Hikers start down Maples Road to the trailhead. Photo by Steve Baker/Davis Clipper
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By Steve Baker
 

Clipper Staff Writer 

As you enter Snowbasin Resort, drive past the first parking area and make your way to the second one. You will see a metal gate for Maples Road. The road is closed to traffic and only allows hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers. Start hiking down the road. The road opens to a large meadow and at .44 miles is a side trail on the right to visit a marsh. That side trail is pretty overgrown, but interesting if you have the time to check it out. After the marsh area, the trail turns uphill and arrives at a trail junction. Stay left on the road as you pass a bulletin board and enter the old Maples Campground. Soon you enter another large meadow and arrive at the trailhead post for Ogden Overlook. The trail turns northwest and has a couple long switchbacks to the saddle and trail junction. At the junction, go left and enter the conifers. As you near the overlook, the trail straddles the ridgeline peninsula with hidden views on both sides. You arrive at the Ogden Overlook with views of the Great Salt Lake and beyond to the Nevada horizon. Take a seat and enjoy! 

Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation gain: 800 ft.

Round-trip miles: 5.75

Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours

Dogs allowed: Yes

Trailhead restrooms: No

Trailhead directions: 

From Ogden, take Interstate 84 east and exit for Huntsville. Take Highway 167, which is Trapper’s Loop Road and follow the signs for Snowbasin. Drive by the lodge parking lot and park on the far side of Parking 2. The trail starts around the gate on Maples Road.

Hike questions: sbaker@davisclipper.com

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