The trail begins at the end of the dirt road, right next to a No Parking sign. It’s a nice, steady climb up Killyon Canyon with plenty of shade.
The first major fork is marked with a sign and the trail stays to the right.
About 1.5 miles up the canyon, there is a four way intersection. We turned left at the intersection. From here, we enjoyed a steady climb through a couple of meadows while the trail headed north. It veers east again as we approached toward the ridge line.
|Looking south from the peak.|
|Salt Lake Valley in background.|
I hike a lot of trails by myself so it was fun to have Kalina join me and have someone to be goofy with at the peak. It took us about four hours to do the 8.3 miles round trip hike. I attempted some trail running on the way down.