Hidden Peak

Alta & Snowbird

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

The hike up Hidden Peak is one of the least attractive in the Wasatch due to all the ugly road cuts and development from Snowbird ski area, but there is a restaurant up top and you can enjoy a ride down in the tram, which are nice features.

Hiking Difficult

Distance
7.3 km
Ascent
896 m
Descent
9 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
3.3 km
Gradient
16˚
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Description

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.

Difficulty

Difficult

Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

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