Hike of the week: Left Hand Fork/Ridge Trail
Directions • Settlement Canyon is located just south of Tooele and crisscrossed with trails, much of which have welcome shade for a summer hike. From State Road 36, turn at Settlement Canyon road near Camp Wapiti. Entry fee is $2 at entry point just past Settlement Canyon Reservoir.
After entering, park and walk to the Left Hand Fork Trail, which is marked with a sign off Settlement Canyon Road. About a half-mile in, after the path widens, take right turn at the sign for Ridge Trail/Crossing Hollow. A rocky, uphill climb opens to a golden plateau. Keep going into a shady canyon, where a raptor made an appearance on a recent visit, then turn around and loop back down to the Ridge Trail entrance and back to Settlement Canyon Road. Settlement Canyon - Left Hand Fork/Ridge Trail
Hiking time • 1 hours
Round trip miles • 3 miles
Elevation gain • 560 feet
Difficulty • Moderate
Trail head restrooms • Located nearby
Dogs allowed • Yes, preferably leashed
Bikes allowed • Yes
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