About 1.5 miles from trail head to peak - dog friendly
Jack's peak, while not particularly lengthy, is rather challenging due to the grade of the trail. The trail head can be found in a residential neighborhood above Wasatch drive, near the iconic 'H' rock of Highland High School. Hikers will notice how steep the trail grows. Those seeking to reach the peak will need to be in reasonable shape. Atop the peak awaits a sobering but heartwarming shrine to a Jack Edwards, an infant who lost his life to leukemia. Those who reach the top are welcome to add an entry to one of the journals inside the mailboxes. Near the summit I discovered a weathered length of rope, the only trash I found.
About 3 miles from trailhead to peak Dogs allowed on Odd Calendar Days
Grandeur peak is a 6 mile out and back hike up millcreek canyon. While steep, both the false ridge and the peak itself offer magnificent views of the salt lake valley. Expect many other hikers to be joining you on the approach, as this is a popular hike. Millcreek canyon requires a fee of $3 per vehicle for day and overnight use, and as such it's trails are typically better maintained than those in the neighboring Wasatch canyons. Despite this, I left the mountain with a handful of old candy wrappers and a length of bubble wrap. I also delicately disposed of a condom wrapper (no sign of the instrument itself thankfully!) All in all this trek is excellent as either a day hike, or for the more adept hikers a challenging afternoon mountain adventure.
No Trail Left Behind completed Neff's Canyon today. Neff's is a well shaded hike with stream crossings, groves, and meadows; as well as a well managed parking area. Any of which would be a peaceful place to rest and picnic. The trail is well marked and was easy to follow all the way to the meadow.
We found an abundance of garbage and non-degradable material all along the trail as well as abandoned pet droppings. Please be aware of this when bringing children and pets on the trail, as they may encounter quite a bit of these hikers' leftovers.