Willard Peak Climber's Log

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Tracy - Aug 1, 2012 12:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2012

from Inspiration Point  Sucess!

Beautiful summer day - one hour hike round trip.


Bun84067 - Jan 28, 2012 11:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2011

Feels like cheating  Sucess!

The drive to Inspiration Point takes some time, but when I consider the other hiking routes it's a great "short cut" to the peak. Saw some mountain goats after starting our way down from the peak. Great views.


jstoker - Oct 4, 2011 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

First CoHP  Sucess!

Easy drive to Inspiration Point - good road, high clearance a must, 4WD not required. I read that the road was very rough but it was not. Ridge climbed from Inspiration toward Willard Peak. Routefind from the NW to top. Deep crevasse on Willard! Continued on to Ben Lomond for lunch. Took the lower trail West and below Willard back to IP. Saw several Mt Goats. My first County High Point.

awilk7 - Aug 2, 2011 10:45 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Snowy northern slopes  Sucess!

Scrambled up from Willard Basin to the north, despite the lingering record snowfall from winter/spring. A snow drift 10 feet deep and 75 yards across still covered the road 1/4 mile from the Willard Basin campground, so I started from there. Kicked little steps in the snow (I love heavy snow years) up the headwall above the pond to the ridge, then finished the easy walk through the rocks and vegetation to the summit. Great view in every direction, beautiful summer day, absolutely calm on the summit. Glissade down the cirque headwall back to the pond was a blast. What a beautiful way to spend a Saturday morning.

Rocky Alps

Rocky Alps - Jul 19, 2011 2:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Skyline Trail via Ben Lomond  Sucess!

Between Ben Lomond and Willard Peak we saw about 50 mountain goats, and by following a few of them off the trail we made it straight to the summit. The views down over Willard Bay to the west were awesome. See "Skyline Trail" trip report for details.

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jul 16, 2011 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2011

Willard Peak  Sucess!

July 2011 -- Climbed via the Skyline trail and Ben Lomond. We saw a lot of mountain goats, and we followed them to the summit.

July 20, 2013 -- Drove to Inspiration Point and then hiked to the summit with my dad and brother. Once again, there were a lot of mountain goats. Afterwards I mountain biked down.


voxnihili - Jul 5, 2011 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2009

Long Day  Sucess!

Started at the North Ogden Trailhead. Between the 20 miles traveled and the snow that had accumulated over Ben Lomand and Willard, I was tired by the time I reached the car.


KoryDavis - Sep 6, 2010 9:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

With my fam  Sucess!

Saw lots of goats


KirtDavis - Sep 6, 2010 9:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2010

From Inspiration Point  Sucess!

Only one more CoHP to go, Eccentric Peak.

We hiked this one from Inspiration Point, seeing 30 some odd goats just to the west of the peak.


Pfeiffer75 - Aug 2, 2010 2:26 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Included Ben Lomond as well  Sucess!

Camped in Willard Basin after climbing Bull Mountain. Drove to Inspiration Point and ridge climbed to Willard. After Willard we climbed the easy ridge to Ben Lomond. We saw 100's of mountain goats on the west face of Willard and Ben Lomond


brekgrover - Jun 27, 2010 12:35 am Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2010

North Ogden Divide  Sucess!

Topped out from the divide with my 12 year old son, wife, and brother in law. Still some snow and we had to negotiate some sketchy snowfield traverses right below the summit. Also had to do some route finding, but managed. Huge rattlesnake right below the summit. It was very slow and lathargic and hardly seemed to care that we were there. Saw a goat as we were topping Willard, but it managed to sneak off without anyone seeing where it went. We were a little slow and took just under 12 hours round trip summiting BL twice (coming up, and on the return)and took a long lunch break on Willard. First county highpoint in my home county.



kteichert - Nov 11, 2009 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2009

County HP #2  Sucess!

Amazing rocks up top. But I definitely wasn't fist-punching the air when I reached this summit like I was when I did AF Twins 4 days ago. But check it off the list. Combo'd it up with Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond is the celebrity of the ridge, and Willard seems to be the rough and rugged forgotten step brother. I didn't even find a registry on top of Willard.


sepra - Sep 20, 2009 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2009

Mountain Goats Galore  Sucess!

Hiked from the North Ogden divide. Did Ben Lomond then Willard. I also saw a lot of mountain goats. Didn't start until noon so I was hiking the last hour in the dark.


punchline - Aug 16, 2009 10:49 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2009

North Ogden Divide to Ben Lomond to Willard Peak  Sucess!

A long day at 21+ miles but well worth it. Should have read Moogie737's post before we went - wasted a lot of time, backtracking and effort getting to Willard from Ben Lomond!

Allgauerjodler - Jul 26, 2009 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

... from Mantua  Sucess!

Make sure you take the road slow, but it's cleared all the way to the top.


Stansbury - Jul 21, 2009 3:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2009

Three Good Peaks in One Afternoon  Sucess!

The road up from Mantua is in terrible condition and req'd. ~ 45 min. to cover the 7 miles. I parked ~ 1 mile below the Willard Basin saddle and first hiked to Inspiration Point. This is a relatively easy hike along the road that also passes by Willard Basin campground. It's a good alternative if you want to include this peak and also want another route to the Skyline trai. However, as of 7/1 there were still several trees across the road and frequent snow to cross. From Inspiration Point the Skyline trail is relatively flat to Ben Lomond Peak except for the final few hundred yards. Going this way from Inspiration Point be sure to take the left route at the first fork. Whether you hike to Willard Basin Peak on the way to or from Ben Lomond I think you'll need to routefind from the Skyline trail to the WB peak as I looked and couldn't find any existing route. There also were several mountain goats below and south of the Ben Lomond peak.


mrh - Apr 2, 2009 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 1988

From Mantua  Sucess!

Drove up the road from Mantua and hiked about the last mile. Great views from up there. The lake was completely full and Pilot Peak in NV was visible.


Digiclimber - Apr 2, 2009 11:33 am Date Climbed: Oct 11, 2008

Goals  Sucess!

This is a very long hike, Ive done it a couple times. I did this last fall again reaching my goal of doing all of Weber countys major peaks solo!


apachedino - Aug 30, 2008 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

Which Route? The Hardest....  Sucess!

Started at Cutler Flats but evidently took some wrong turns....Bicentennial Trail then to a dead end and after some backtracking was sure I found it. Only to have a "trail" peter in to obscurity pretty fast. Ran into some bow hunters that told me I could not get up from this basin, didn't stop me though I bushwaked for a couple miles and eventually came out on the ridge east of inspiration point....frustrating to know people drove up there. After an undulating ridge that added several hundred feet of elevation change I made it to Willard, not the first peak I was planning on going to. Took less than 4 hours the "direct way though. Ran over to Ben Lomond and down on what I thought was the Cutler Fork trail only to be dumped on a road next to a pavilion with a green shamrock on it, followed a bike path down to the river and figured this was an earlier part of the first wrong turn I had made. Still a foot path led downstream only to disappear also. Passed some voraciously destructive beavers and 2 bull moose before stumbling into Cutler Flats. Whole trip even with 1 mile added for wrong turns only took 7 hours and I made it a loop instead of there and back. There are definitely easier ways up this peak though.


rmjwinters - Jul 20, 2008 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

Not Ben Lomond again  Sucess!

Going up the heinously constructed Ben Lomond trail was not an option for Willard, so we drove to Inspiration Point. It was great to see the mountain goats with great views all around.

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