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Cell Towers and Rocky Balboa

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Cell Towers and Rocky Balboa is a quick workout to a great view in Mountain Ranch Bike Park in Eagle Mountain. It is very close to Hidden Hollow Trails and both have the same destination views. Mountain bikers love this area of Eagle Mountain, but there is space for hikers as well.


This trail begins on a residential street. The trail is just to the left of 3116 Lochdoon Lane, Eagle Mountain and there is an empty lot you can park next to.

At the cell tower straight ahead, turn right and head up the hill.

Then the trail switches back to south up the hill. This trail is named Rocky Balboa, probably because it’s so rocky, but you could turn on Eye of the Tiger or the Rocky theme song if you want.

As you get higher you start to get views the east. Do you see my blue car parked down below?

This picture is actually just beyond the tower, looking back down and then to the east through the lines.

If you keep heading up it can be a good workout. You can kind of switchback instead if you don’t want it steep. It is worth it to go to the top.

The eastern view with the mountains and the lake is my favorite!

You might see a jackrabbit or lizard. I saw one, but wasn’t fast enough for a picture. I did get a few insects.

There were some birds flying overhead too.

Here is another wider view from the


If you want you can continue to the next hill to the south. At first glance it looks like a drop off to the path beyond, but it actually isn’t. This is showing my son returning back up.

Alternately you can head about 20 feet northwest to catch the trail there.

Either way, the trail heads south over to the other hill that has a tall pole on the top.

The top of the hill isn’t anything exciting.

The views of the lake are very nice!

The route back to the trailhead is still nice, especially with the snow-capped Flat Top Mountain in the background.

Stats: Distance – 1.1-1.5 miles round trip (variable depending on route)
Approximate hiking time – 30-120 minutes
Elevation gain – 351 feet
Difficulty – Moderate
Trail – trail of dirt, and rocks
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – Year Round (would be hard in mud)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Other nearby trails Eagle Mountain Petroglyphs (turquoise), Turtle Hill (blue), Hidden Hollow Trails (green), Cell Towers and Rocky Balboa (purple), Prayer Flags (red), and Golden Eagle Peak (orange), Powell Lake, and Utah Lake. Another route to this same area is Hidden Hollow Trails.


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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