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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
Hidden Peak trail is a long and strenuous hike up through the many switchbacks and road cuts of Snowbird Resort.
It's not a very scenic or wooded hike, but the views from the top are nice.
This trail gains 3,000 feet of elevation in roughly 4 miles, staying on loose roads throughout.
Drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon and take the exit for the tram at Snowbird Ski area.
Park in the designated parking and walk through the gate across the bridge and continue up the dirt road toward the tram building.
Before you get to the tram deck take the trail to your right on the well marked trail.
This jeep road cuts across the hill and switches back in another long switchback and then cuts back in a much steeper road grade.
Continue on the road as it works back and forth up the mountain resort.
There are some upper variations with well marked trails, or you can stay on the road until it tops out at the peak where you'll most likely encounter large batches of tourists who rode the tram up.
The tram is free to ride down if you wish to save your knees.