Tom’s Experience hiking to Malans Peak:
Malans Peak is a very strenuous hike on the east side of Ogden, Utah. The views from the summit of Malans are fantastic of the city of Ogden and the surrounding areas.
The dirt trail is signed and very easy to follow. The total mileage is 4.8 round trip but you gain 2140 feet over the course of this hike. There are also many trees throughout most of this hike keeping it a little cooler during the summer.
Malans Peak is named after Bartholomew “Tim” Malan, who carved a path up the mountain in 1882 and built a hotel. Unfortunately, in 1906, the hotel, located in Malans Basin, burnt down and there is almost no evidence left.
You can start this hike either at the 27th street trailhead or the 29th street trailhead. The parking is better at 29th street, the same trailhead for Waterfall Canyon, but the distance is shorter at the 27th street trailhead. This trail is very steep and an excellent workout similar to the nearby Hidden Valley. And if you are looking for another steep hike that is an excellent workout, try Adams Cabin in Layton.
Strong hikers can continue from Malans Peak on to Malans Basin (which is a popular camping spot), or even further to the summit of Mt. Ogden.
Dogs are allowed on this trail but must be leashed.
Trail Info: You can reach this trail two ways, on both 27th street and 29th street in Ogden, Utah. Get on one of those roads and then head east until you reach the mountain. On 27th street there is some parking on the road with a sign reminding people to keep their dogs on leash. On 29th street there is a large parking lot with a covered entrance for the trail.
27th Street Trailhead: 41.21589,-111.928974
29th Street Trailhead: 41.211366,-111.931883
Malans Peak: 41.207056,-111.918776
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