Naomi Peak (9,983 ft) is the highest point in the Bear River Mountains, in Northern Utah.
Most people make the summit from the trail starting at Tony Grove Lake, but you can also access the peak from Dry Canyon on the West side of the mountain range. Starting from Tony Grove is on the East side of the mountains and travels through many wildflowers in early summer, a rock amphitheater, several meadows, and offers breathtaking views of Cache Valley and the surrounding peaks.
From SLC, head north on I-15 and take exit 362. Stay on HWY 89 for 27 miles until you reach Logan, UT. Turn right onto 400 N, and drive another 22 miles. Look for the brown Tony Grove Lake sign. Drive another 7 miles to the large parking lot. The trail starts at the West end of the parking lot. There is one restroom in the parking lot.
Distance: 6.6 miles RT
Elevation gain: 1,900 ft
Time: 3-6 hours
Dog friendly? Yes, off leash
Kid friendly? Yes, ages 8+
Fees/Permits? $10/day parking fee. No Permit.
The TH starts on the western side of the parking lot. Turn right for Naomi Peak.
Arrive early to beat the heat and the crowds! This photo was taken when I started Backpacking to White Pine Lake the day before.
When you reach the second trail split, turn left.
After 15 minutes of hiking, pass by the “rock amphitheater” on the left.
At the third trail, split stay straight.
Work your way up some small switchbacks, and eventually, you’ll reach a small pass.
What you see just over that pass is amazing! You still can’t see Naomi Peak, but the views are great. It almost has a feel of the Sierras, only on a smaller scale.
Working our way up the rocky trail. Even though we started hiking at 8:30 am, it was warming up quickly. Next time I would start by 6 am to beat the heat.
Another small pass and slightly steeper. The dogs stopped in any shade that was available.
Once again, the trail opened up, and we hiked through another rocky area.
After turning a corner we could finally see Naomi Peak!
One last switchback.
At the main saddle, continue left.
Finally, at the ridge, Naomi Peak is straight ahead. Almost there!
Yay! Second time on Naomi Peak, this time with friends!
First time on Noami Peak in 2016! Charlie was only 3 years old.
He didn’t have a white face back then! This is looking South with Logan and Smithfield, UT in the valley.
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