|Ben Lomond Peak
Length: 15.2 miles out and back
Description: At 9,712 feet, Ben Lomond is the highest peak overlooking the Ogden area. From the summit, the Wasatch Range can be seen stretching 100 miles from the Idaho border to Salt Lake City. You also have great views out over the Great Salt Lake.
Local legend suggests Ben Lomond Peak was the inspiration for the Paramount Pictures logo. Company founder William Wadsworth Hodkinson sketched the logo based on memories of the mountains of his youth in Ogden.
Moose are commonly seen along the lower trail. The trail ascends an east-facing slope that happens to be one of the wettest in the state and so its wild flower display is unparalleled.
The trail is used by horsemen and is also open to dirt bikes.
Ben Lomond Trailhead
The trailhead is at North Fork Park, near the town of Liberty in Ogden Valley. From Liberty, head north on 3300 East and then go right where the road forks after about 1.5 miles. In another mile, turn left at the entrance to North Fork Park and look for the signed Ben Lomond Trailhead near the horse corral at the far end of the park.
The climb to the top of Ben Lomond is long and can be challenging. After leaving the parking area the trail crosses Cobble Creek and begins a series of switchbacks up the mountain. There is a waterfall that cascades from Cold Spring at mile 1.6. Various trails intersect; just follow the signs to the summit. The trail switchbacks for most of the ascent, flattening out for about a mile before the final series of zig-zags up to the summit.