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Foreman Hollow Nature Trail - Heber City

Foreman Hollow trail heading toward an aspen stand near Heber City.

 

The Foreman Hollow Nature Trail begins by winding Southwest through aspen and fir stands. At 0.2 miles the wide, dirt trail passes around a green metal gate. The trail thins as it heads uphill through a small meadow. At 0.6 miles there is another sign for Foreman Hollow. Take a right and head up the switchbacks. You will soon see the first of about a dozen educational placards along the hike that identify and explain the local vegetation, wildlife and terrain. The ribbon-like path heads through meadows and dense woods. Watch for deer near the path. There are several bridges that cross dry riverbeds. At mile 1.9 the trail switches back on itself and descends into a beautiful draw. The trail then winds down through tall fir and spruce trees. At 2.6 miles another sign marks the end of the thin trail. The path widens again. Take a right back toward the campground. Go around a second green fence at mile 2.9, through the campground and return to the parking lot. Horses: Yes, Fees: See camp host

Getting there: From Heber City, follow U.S. Highway 40 East. Look for Lodgepole Campground on the right near mile post 33. Pull in and drive about 0.2 miles to several parking stalls. Walk several hundred feet down the paved road to the trail, which is marked by a sign on the left side of the road.

 

-- Photo and text by Jason Bergreen, graphic by Amy Lewis/The Salt Lake Tribune

Region: Northeast Utah/ Uintas

Destination: Loop

Distance: 3.3 miles

Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Elevation Gain: 621 feet

Dog Allowed: N/A

Restrooms: Yes

Biking: N/A

GPS Location: 40.3118999, -111.2596174

Difficulty: 3
 

 

First published 2008-10-05