The Mineral Fork trail is a good moderate hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon. It follows an old mining road through the woods and into the high alpine.

Statistics

2 - 3

hrs

1,051

m

4

m

17

max┬░

Difficulty

FATMAP difficulty grade

Moderate

Description

The Mineral Fork trail is a moderate hike along an old mining road with over 3,000 feet of elevation gain in 9 miles round trip.

It starts with some switchbacks through the woods and opens up into a very rocky and rugged canyon with a rich mining history.

The upper trail/road is on very loose shale and ends in a small filled in mining site.

There is a saddle that can be reached with a little more effort that offers nice views to the west.