Elevation Gain
143.00 ft (43.59 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
5.00 mi (8.05 km)
Warming hut
No
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Quail Hollow is a little-known trail that can be hiked and biked in the summer or snowshoed and microspiked in the winter. The views of Little Cottonwood Canyon are surprisingly good, and there is a creek running alongside the first half of the trail. There is a large open field to the west, which allows people to do several loops to increase the length of their hike. There are several water catchment and power substations near the open space, which can take away some of the charm but the first half of the trail is very pretty.

You get great views of Salt Lake City and the south valley neighborhoods from the open field, and many people bring their dogs on the journey. Keep in mind a large sign at the trailhead says that dogs are not allowed due to the watershed. There is no avalanche danger on this hike, which is a huge bonus.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Easy access. Great scenery. Goes along a small river.

Cons

Can get crowded.

Pets allowed

Not Allowed

Trailhead Elevation

5,093.00 ft (1,552.35 m)

Highest point

5,093.00 ft (1,552.35 m)

Net Elevation Gain

-143.00 ft (-43.59 m)

Features

Family friendly
Bird watching
Big vistas
Near lake or river

Typically multi-day

No

Groomed trail

No

Snowmobiles allowed

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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