did this years ago, but this time as a loop including South Mountain, starting in mouth of Rose Canyon (S Rose Canyon road - mom's house).
Climbed Step Mountain. Cold and cloudy but fun! Also climbed Shaggy Peak. Lots of cacti and very good view!
Short hike with a very interesting looking summit.
Hiked to Step Mountain and then continued to Black Ridge. It seemed like an appropriate name because much of the area to the south had been burned by fires.
It had big rocks, sometimes I had to scramble using my hands. It got hard once getting closer to the top.
We originally tried bushwhacking up to it from a neigborhood to the northeast, but after further inspection (and discovery of this page) we made it up the easier way by Step Mountain Road a week later. Fun little scramble up at the top.
This was a fun like hike and is easy to do in winter when there isn't a ton of snow in the valley. Great views on top, and a really fascinating formation. Never seen anything like it.
TR with pics here: http://tristanhigbee.com/step-mountain-oquirrh-mountains-utah/
This is a crazy cool little summit. The structure of the blocks of rock - just really cool. I spooked a family of Mule Deer as soon as I got out of my car. I was a little worried about rattlers, but just watched my step. Neat little peak!