Trail difficulty
Green
Elevation Gain
300.00 ft (91.44 m)
Trail type
Shuttle
Distance
11.40 mi (18.35 km)
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This long and mostly flat trail runs along the east side of Antelope Island and looks out towards great views of the Wasatch Mountains. There are parking areas at each end of the 11-mile trail. The northern one sits near the Antelope Island State Park's entrance, and the southern trailhead is located at the Fielding Garr Ranch. While the trail is fun for people that are looking for a long non-technical ride based on viewing wildlife and mountain scenery, it does have several frustrating issues. Do your best to come here when the temperatures are still on the colder end of the spectrum because the bugs are insane. The trail is also not super well maintained and has a lot of ruts, but it does the job. The best part about the trail is the opportunity to see bison that roam freely on the island spring to autumn. Keep an eye out for the many piles of dung on the trail. This is a unique experience, but can also be a bit dangerous if the bison happen to be on the trail and you get too close. While the trail isn't fantastic, you can get a nice, easy, and long ride if you aren't expecting all the factors to be perfect.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

No

Open from

March 15 to December 01

Pros

Long ride with some nice scenery. Wildlife.

Cons

So many bugs. Can get very hot in summer. Cow pies on the trail.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

4,257.00 ft (1,297.53 m)

Highest point

4,443.00 ft (1,354.23 m)

Net Elevation Gain

186.00 ft (56.69 m)

Features

Family friendly
Near lake or river
Wildlife
Big vistas
Vault toilet
Wildflowers
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Hiking

Route Characteristics

Trail

Location

Field Guide

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