Distance: 5.6 miles (plus 1.1 miles by car)
Walking time: 4 hours
Elevations: 1,620 ft. gain, 1,640 ft. loss
Trail: The trail is mostly well maintained and easy to follow, but vague in a few places near the top of the ridge. A compass can be useful. There is no water along most of the trail, but it is pleasantly shaded with conifers and aspen.
Season: Summer through mid-fall. The upper parts of the trail are usually covered with snow from mid-November through mid-June. For current conditions call the Heber Ranger District, Uinta National Forest, at (435) 654-0470.
Vicinity: Near Heber and Francis
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This is a very pleasant hike through two small canyons on the edge of the Uinta National Forest. Unfortunately both of the canyons are dry, although for a short distance the walk is along the pretty Nobletts Creek. If you have some extra time before or after this hike, there is another nearby trail that follows the south shore of Nobletts Creek for 1.5 miles to its source. To find this trail, walk south on Highway 35 for another 200 feet beyond the Nobletts Creek Trailhead sign. Just after the road crosses Nobletts Creek you will see a small parking area, at the back of which is an unmarked trail to the source of Nobletts Creek.
From the sign marking Nobletts
Creek Trailhead, the track follows along the north side of Nobletts
Creek for 0.3 mile to a point where the canyon forks. It then
veers away from the stream and begins the long, gentle climb
to the top of Left Fork Nobletts Canyon. After about 1.8 miles
the canyon widens into a long grassy meadow where you will see
an iron watering tank for sheep that are grazed in the area.
(Tanks like this one are often full of dead birds that fly in
to get a drink and drown trying to get out. If you want to help
the birds, put something that floats, like a piece of wood, in
the water so they will have a place to land when they come to
If you are interested in a supplemental map of the
Log Hollow area, we recommend:
Wasatch Front/Strawberry Valley (Trails Illustrated, map #709)