If you read our last blogpost, you know that Dr. Nielson is a huge hiker! And with fall in full swing and the winter snow only weeks away, this might be a good time for you to try these out... plus it's been an incredible year for the autumn leaves! After writing on LOCAL hikes, we decided you might be interested in where he enjoys taking some out-of=town ventures. These trails are not too far from the Heber Valley and will provide breathtaking, options for hikers of all levels. Read on to learn more:
NOBLETTS Creek Trail Nobletts Creek Trail - Utah | AllTrails This out and back 2 mile trail near Kamas, Utah is categorized as easy/moderate with some gentle uphill through a lush, nature preserve. It's best to hike June-October. There is a large parking lot with bathrooms at the base.
ISLAND LAKE This hike begins at the Crystal Lake Trailhead just off of the Mirror Lake Highway near Trial Lake. This trail is moderate and begins with a steep mile, ends with another steep mile, but has easy, level hiking sandwiched in the middle. Picnicking and overnight camping are enjoyed here,, as well. Island Lake Trail | Hiking Utah Mountains | Visit Utah
CHRISTMAS MEADOWS to the Amethyst Lake Turn off. This is a rocky, but easy, long hike and is approximately 6-8 miles roundtrip, with many different options for longer, overnight hikes to high Uintah mountain lakes. It gets its name from the stately pine trees that remind you of Christmas that line multiple meadows along the trail. Christmas Meadows Campground, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest - Recreation.gov
Let us know if you venture out of town for any of these gorgeous hikes! We'd love to hear about your experience! While you're at it, grab an adjustment after your hike to put you back together properly... and you and Dr. Nielson can chat away about these breathtaking trails! HAPPY HIKING!