Hiking Malan’s Peak
Malan’s Peak is a popular high point for Ogden locals to hike to on a regular basis. It’s not the highest peak by any means at 6,916 ft, but it does provide great views of Ben Lomond Peak to the north, as well as the Ogden/Layton valley. It’s a tough 5 mile hike that can be completed within 3 hours, making it an excellent choice for a “quick” early morning jaunt to get the dogs out, and get some exercise in. Be ready for a great leg workout!
From SLC head north on I-15. Take exit 395 for US-89 North, and drive 13 miles. Turn right onto Harrison Blvd, and follow this for 4.5 miles, then turn right onto 27th St in Ogden. Drive to the very end, and park at the TH.
Here’s a driving map.
Distance: 5 miles round trip
Elevation gain: 2,040 ft
Time: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes
This is the parking area and TH start. Start by hiking to the left.
Head directly East. You can see your destination!
Once you reach the Bonneville Shoreline Trail sign, head left, and the trail will quickly wrap around to the right (East).
Follow signs for Taylor Canyon/ Malan’s Peak.
You should reach this bridge after 30 minutes or so of hiking. Cross here to the right. This is when the trail will begin to get really steep.
Pass a rocky out-cropping on your left.
First overlook at one of the many switchbacks.
Malan’s Peak trail is mostly all in the shade, so microspikes are nice to bring in Winter.
The trail gets even steeper now through a nice forested section.
As you get closer to the summit, if you look back you will have an amazing view of Mt.Ogden!
Just a little further! Flat never felt so good!
Finally on the summit! Awesome views looking north to Ben Lomond Peak and Ogden valley.
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Charlie and I our very first time on Malan’s Peak around 2015. Charlie had zero white on his face!
On Malan’s Peak looking East. We had a lot more snow in 2019!
Great views all around.
Love hiking with my gal pal, Julie!
Best buds! From left to right is my Charlie, “Little” Charlie (as we call him to differentiate between the two Charlie’s!), and Annie!
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