Circle-All Peak is an impressive viewpoint in Big Cottonwood Canyon. You can see several mountain peaks all around. Circle-All Peak isn’t actually a peak, but an outcropping on Gobblers Knob. Isn’t that the weirdest name for a mountain? You can also see Mt. Raymond and Kessler Peak.
This trail begins at Butler Fork. My Google directions stopped us just before the Trailhead, so try going around the corner one more switchback if that happens. This is a popular Trailhead, so if you don’t see a bunch of cars, you probably aren’t in the right place. Here is a photo of the parking and the trailhead sign.
Right near the beginning of the trail there is a tiny stream crossing. In the fall the trail is especially beautiful!
This is rated as moderate, but borders on difficult, because it is quite steep. The trail is clear, but there is a lot of elevation gain in a short period, so it would be too much for my kids.
When you get partway up where the trail there is the option to head off to Dog Lake. Continue straight (slightly left) following the Mill A Basin Trail.
This is such a beautiful trail through the aspens and with impressive views!
This trail is stunning in summer, but it is spectacular in the fall! Wow, 10/10 for sure!
The next split is at the very end of the trail. We accidentally missed the turnoff and hiked the wrong way. In the right photo below, turn left, stepping over the log. You just follow that a few minutes up to Circle-All Peak. The turn off for Circle-All Peak is exactly at the top of the hill, so as soon as it levels off, look for the log to step over and the trail heading off to the left. Here is one from the top of the hill and then just passing it and looking back. Follow my friend.
It is a very pretty trail that heads towards the peak of Gobbler’s Knob. If you miss the Circle-All Peak turn off or if you want to add a few lovely views take a few minute detour.
The views from the peak are breathtaking!
On a clear day you can see the valley!
This is definitely one I will do again and again! It is lovely and such a great workout!
Stats: Distance – 4 miles roundtrip
Approximate hiking time – 2 to 4 hours
Elevation gain – 1561 feet
Difficulty – Moderate/difficult
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks.
Bathrooms – None
Seasons to hike – March – October
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – No
Here is a map to the trailhead: