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Mill B North Fork Trail to Overlook, UT

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Difficulty 2 of 5
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Distance Round Trip 2.52 miles
Trailhead Elevation 6,445 feet
Elevation Gain 845 feet
Accumulated Gain 887 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 6.96
Interest Perennial Creek
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14  2021-04-23 LindaAnn
Author LindaAnn
author avatar Guides 51
Routes 392
Photos 4,092
Trips 1,315 map ( 9,564 miles )
Age 41 Female Gender
Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Preferred   Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
Seasons   Late Spring to Late Autumn
Sun  4:56am - 8:01pm
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by LindaAnn

Likely In-Season!
Overview: Easy hike to an overlook with great views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the surrounding mountains.

Hike: The start of the hike is signed and heads north from the parking lot. You will immediately cross UT-190, watch for traffic. Once on the north side of the road, there is another trail sign; turn right to stay on Mill B North. The uphill starts right away, but the trail is in great shape, and the elevation gain feels reasonably easy. There will be a few switchbacks as you head uphill and away from the noise of the road. As the trail turns north, you may be able to hear, but not see, the water pouring over Hidden Falls below you.

As the trail turns to the right, Mill B North Fork will be visible to your left, and the trail parallels the creek as you head uphill. Some of the rock features in this area are picture-worthy. You'll pass another sign as you enter the Mount Olympus Wilderness. Shortly after the wilderness sign, at about 0.65 miles, the trail turns sharply to the right and starts some long switchbacks uphill.

At about 1.20 miles, there is a sign for the overlook directing you to the right onto a use-trail heading south and up to the rocks at the edge of the overlook. The path is obvious all the way through the rocks. Enjoy the views of the canyon and mountains while you relax on the abundant places to sit on the rocks. Once done, you can continue up the Mill B North Trail for more hiking or retrace your steps back downhill. Make sure to include the super short side trip to Hidden Falls at the start of the trail.

The trailhead is accessible year-round, but winter hiking would involve snowshoes. Given the abundance of oaks and maples along the trail and in the canyon, autumn would likely be a great season for this hike.

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2021-04-26 LindaAnn
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    From the Salt Lake City area, take either I-15 or I-80 to the I-215 Belt. From I-15, head east on I-215 to Exit 6. From I-80, take I-215 south to Exit 6. From Exit 6, take UT-190 south 1.70 miles to the intersection with Wasatch Blvd and Fort Union Blvd. Turn left to continue on UT-190 and head east for 4.30 miles to the "S" curve. As you are coming around the first hairpin turn of the "S", the parking lot will be to your right and is actually tucked inside the second hairpin. Take the curve slow, and you will see it.

    Searching "Mill B South Trailhead" on either google or apple maps also provides good driving directions; just go about a hundred feet past the turn for the South trail.
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