Looking for a new peak to climb with your pup? Then make your way over to the Tony Grove Lake parking lot and start your trek up the Mt. Naomi Peak Trail. As the highest point in the Bear River Mountains, this Northern Utah peak is definitely worth a visit. While your pup needs to be on leash in the parking area, they can ditch their lead once they are on the trail.
Not long after beginning the trail, you’ll enter a conifer forest. Breathe in the refreshing pine smell for an extra boost of energy. The first section of this hike combines the Mt. Naomi Peak and White Pine Lake Trails. Watch for the posted signs to know when to veer off towards the peak. The terrain is typical for Utah’s high country, a stunning combination of rock outcroppings, wildflowers, and groves of trees. There are plenty of meandering streams and waterfalls that your pooch can wade through to keep their paws nice and cool.
As expected, the last portion of the trail is pretty steep, but, it’s nothing your adventurous pup can’t handle. Keep trucking to the top, then enjoy puptacular vistas of the Mount Naomi Wilderness. You’ll also get great views of Cherry Peak, Doubletop Peak, Mount Gog, and Mount Magog. The summit does have a drop off, so keep a close eye on your pup.
This trail is also a great option for backpacking. If your four legged hiking buddy is up for staying the night, pack a tent and a couple sleeping bags. You may want to set your pack down before climbing to the summit though. Restrooms are located at the trailhead in the parking lot. This trail has an added bonus; the drive home through Logan Canyon is pawsitively beautiful all year round! Your pooch will love the view out the car window after an epic day of hiking!