Summary: Skull crack Trail on the North shore of Causey reservoir is a beautiful hiking trail winding its way from the North parking area to the furthermost reaches of the Eastern arm of the lake . The trail rises gently to about 700 feet above the lake then returns to lake level. This trail is popular among hikers. Bikers. Horses riders and fishermen and all others who love a good hike and a beautiful view. During the summer the lake turn an awesome aqua green due to the minerals found in the water. The lake is also a popular spot for canoes, and kayaks. This trail is very popular during spring summer and fall but has also been known to attract a few winter snowshoers . So what ever your pleasure you will find it at Skull Crack and Causey Reservoir.
Trailhead: From I-15, take the Ogden 12th Street exit (SR-39). Continue east on SR-39 through Ogden Canyon and past Pine view Reservoir to Huntsville. In Huntsville SR-39 takes a 90 degree turn to the east (Right) continue and follow the signs until you get to the dam. Cross the dam and follow the road around the south arm until you reach the parking area. The distance from Ogden is about 25 miles. (Lat:41.28794 Lon:-111.58273)
Trail Guides for Skull Crack Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Wasatch Cache National Forest 125 South State Street Salt Lake City Utah
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Matty Ross, who has posted 26 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews Submit your own review
Reviewed by rr921 on 9/18/2012
Love this trail, one of my favs!!
Reviewed by LN on 9/21/2008
This was an awesome hike. Perfect for September when the leaves are changing colors. The water was beautiful. Scenery was amazing. We were able to see the salmon swimming up stream... hundreds of them near the end of the trail. There was a bull moose in the area and we saw a bald eagle... amazing. Hike is approximately 700ft rise and descent which means you have to descend and rise again... about 1400ft overall but still reasonable and very easy to follow.
Reviewed by Bruce on 8/19/2008
This is a beautiful hike along Causey Reservoir. We actually camped overnight at the end of the trail at the mouth of the river that feeds part of the reservoir. There is room for about 4-5 tents which makes for a quick overnight trip.
Reviewed by Ponaldson on 4/26/2008
We could not find this trail, are directions correct?
Reviewed by JFR on 9/22/2007
This is a nice singletrack trail along Causey Reservoir. Some of the best scenery I was able to enjoy not only included the rock formations, and erosion layers, but also the numerous boaters and other users of the large waterway accessible by the reservoir. More trail information, including automated directions, Topo map, and links to shopping etc are available at http://www.trailbrain.com/wiki/index.php?title=Skull_Crack_Trail_Odgen_Utah
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