Hiked the Wellsville Ridge with my wife and sister. We started on the southern edge at Rattlesnake Gulch, and it was super overgrown and mega steep on the way up. The trail from Box Elder Peak all the way to Mendon is descent, but there are no trails to the unnamed peak, Pleasant View, or Scout Peak. Mendon Peak is a nightmare to ascend or descend on the western side, so I'd highly recommend tacking on some extra mileage and approaching and descending from the south. Super steep and overgrown descent down into Deep Canyon where we dropped the 2nd car. All-in-all—beautiful hike, but due to the neglect of the trail, I doubt I'll ever do it again.
Long day, nice views. Probably wouldn't do the traverse again, but glad to have done it. :)
Hit this peak while mapping for invasive weeds. Not too weedy up top. Smoggy day from the California fires. The brush seems to push you back as you get to the top of the Rattlesnake trail.
I had made a non-refundable hotel reservation in Logan Utah, for a wedding we were to attend, but the wedding changed dates. We decided to go anyway and do some peak bagging. Shaylee, Kimberly, and I set off to climb Wellsville Cone and Box Elder Peak from the Coldwater Trailhead. It was a more rugged trip than expected because the trail is steep, eroded, and brushy. It took a while to get to Stewart Pass.
Once at Stewart Pass, the trail was a bit better. Kim and Shaylee stopped at the summit of Wellsville Cone and returned to Stewart Pass, while I went on alone to climb Box Elder. I met them both at Stewart Pass and we descended down to the trailhead.
It was a more rugged trip than expected! After climbing the peaks we went to Chuck-A-Rama and saw the Everest movie to celebrate.
Definitely should have worn pants on this one! Steep, great views, and lots of dense weeds and vegetation.
Overgrown trail, beautiful area.
had a good hike with mtybumpo. Brushy trail overall. A little fresh snow up high and generally inclement weather for May. Once the clouds lifted, great views as we headed down.
Climbed on a day with a terrible forecast but we were able to make the summit. It was pouring rain down low and then a blizzard at the summit. On our way down the clouds parted and treated us to a spectacular view.
I'll agree with other hikers in saying that this is a steep hike. There's little chance in getting lost due to a trail that's easy to follow, and good directions here, but a lot of the trail is pretty overgrown with hardy brush that would scratch you up if you're not wearing pants.
Great views along the way. The leaves are changing. Saw a few people on the trail. Up and back in about five hours. No rattlesnakes. ;)
Via Rattlesnake Trail. The trail was easy to follow, but would benefit greatly from a machete.
11/13/2013 Via Rattlesnake Canyon along with Wellsville Cone and Mitton Peak.
Excellent hike! Great view, great trail. You climb a lot without even realizing it.
Great colors in the fall, nice direct trail. Was surprised to see people take their horses to the top... Me and my awesome wife, great view!
My brother and I made this climb one weekend during college. Our room mate Mark tagged along as well. It was a good hike
Climbed this peak or perhaps Wellsville Cone in the spring of 1995 with my girlfriend. Had a delicious picnic lunch and a fun day on top.
This was my 5th trip to the crest of the Wellsvilles, a beautiful place to take it all in. I did it solo and slept on the crest of the Wellsville Cone, talk about a room with a view.
Via the highly recommended Wellsville Traverse
Looked at the weather report for the next week and decided better get out for one more day in the sun! Trail was in good shape although I agree with previous post about wearing shorts! Lots of growth over the trail especially in the steeper sections before the long traverse over to the summit. Headed over to Wellsville Cone and then back down Rattlesnake Trail. Saw one other individual. Great views and fall colors.
Solo climb via Coldwater Canyon. Summited Wellsville Cone first. Beautiful full colors.
Went up the Rattlesnake Trail. DO NOT WEAR SHORTS IF HIKING THIS ROUTE IN THE SUMMER! OUCH!!!!