Hidden Peak is the most visited peak in Utah and it’s not because it is the peak with the most hikers. The Snowbird Tram lets off a multitude of skiers every year between December and April which accounts for the number of people who visit this peak. I’ve been to the top many times as a skier but this August was the first time I’ve hiked to the peak. Lucky for me, it is across the ridge line from Mt. Baldy, making it easy to get to on the same hike.
While the peak can be accessed from Snowbird Resort, the easiest way to get there is from the Cecret Lake trail head. At the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon Road is a dirt road that begins at the end of the pavement. Take the dirt road to the top parking lot. On a weekend, I would suggest parking in the paved lot and taking the shuttle bus. Follow the Cecret Lake Trail to the lake. At the lake, turn right and look for a trail that goes toward a dirt road. Hike to the dirt road, then follow the trail underneath the Sugarloaf lift. The dirt road will also take you to the top of the lift but will add distance. At the top of Sugarloaf lift, go right toward Mt. Baldy. Take the trail to the summit of Mt. Baldy and hike the ridge line to Hidden Peak.
|Ridge line Mt. Baldy to Hidden Peak|
Honestly, Hidden Peak has been my least favorite peak this year. All of the structures on top of the peak make for a bit of an eyesore. Nevertheless, the views of the surrounding peaks are breathtaking. For those who want to make a day out of it, the restaurant is open during the summer months and can make a nice lunch instead of the usual hiking fare.
|Top of Hidden Peak|