Gold Hill via Whitney Reservior

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Utah, United States, North America
Route Type:
Cross-country hike
Time Required:
Half a day
Class 2

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Gold Hill via Whitney Reservior
Created On: Jan 4, 2005
Last Edited On: Mar 7, 2006


The best access to the trailhead is the Whitney Road. The Gold Hill Road can also be used, but is a rougher and slower drive. The Whintney Road is marked with a sign-post and is branches west off Highway 150 43 miles east and north of Kamas or 35 miles south of Evanston. This graded gravel road is good for all cars. From Highway 150, follow the Whitney Road west to the junction with the Whitney Reservior Road. This junction is just after the bridge that crosses the West Fork Bear River. Follow the Whitney Reservior Road and then take a right after about two miles (from the Whitney Road). The road stays above the reservoir on the west side. Park at the south end of the reservior and on the east side of the West Fork Bear River.

Route Description

From the reservior, head cross-country up the West Fork Bear River for about 1.25 miles. There is an old road at first, and then hiker/fishermen made trails along the river. After 1.25 miles, notice the open slope heading up to the ridge-top to the east. Climb this open slope to the ridge-top, and then follow the ridge to the summit. The slope is a bit steep, but the route is fairly easy. Enjoy the fine views from the summit. This route is just over four miles round trip.

Essential Gear

A good pair of boots is needed.

Gold Hill via Whitney Reservior

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