There is a complex trail system on this area of Eagle Mountain. If you are looking for Hidden Hollow in Sugar House, click on this link. Mountain bikers love this area of Eagle Mountain, but there is space for hikers as well. I will be describing this route from the unnamed paved trailhead a block south of Hidden Hollow Elementary. This first photo is looking at the parking lot from the south. The trail is to my right up the hill. The second photo is looking up the hill towards the water storage at the top.
You can take whichever routes you want and it’s pretty easy to find your way back. This time I took a route heading north and then circling around to head southeast and then returning. the white building in the top left of the map is Hidden Hollow Elementary. You can also enter this area from Eagle Mountain Trailhead further south on a dirt road or on the east side in the neighborhood to the Alltrails Cell Trails and Rocky Balboa.
I took the switchbacks and eventually stayed heading north.
There are a few bike ramps and mountain bikers. I generally steps aside since it’s so easy to do so on this landscape, but everyone was very courteous.
It gets more picturesque when you see snowy Mount Timpanogos on the opposite side of the valley.
Many of these trails have names, but they aren’t always labeled. Some of the ones I took are Ridgeline, Cow Tracks, Roadrunner, Rockabilly, Deadwood, and Super Sonic Loop.
One of the cool things about this area is the occasional cactus.
Up the hill you see the cell tower and power lines. 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.
Here is another wider view from the top.
The route back to the trailhead is still nice, especially with the snow-capped Flat Top Mountain in the background.
Stats: Distance – 1-3 miles round trip (variable depending on route)
Approximate hiking time – 30-120 minutes
Elevation gain – 351-446 feet
Difficulty – Easy/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 are Golden Eagle Peak, Eagle Mountain Petroglyphs, the Prayer Flags, Turtle Hill, Powell Lake, and Utah Lake.