There was almost no trash on the last half of the trail, the majority of the trash was broken glass and cigarette butts found near what looks like the remains of a bonfire near the beginning of the trail. As well as near the peaceful looking rock that sits in the middle of the creek just beyond the remains of the bonfire. This is a trail we would hike again to show mountain flowers to someone who had never seen them before. Other than that, there are more scenic trails to venture.
1.3 Miles from Trailhead to Overlook Watershed Area, Dogs not Permitted
The Overlook at Mill B North Fork wound up being more challenging than we anticipated. Nearly the whole trail is decently steep running switchbacks all the way up to the overlook. At least 3/4 of the trail leaves you completely exposed to the afternoon sun, so it was quite hot. Despite all that however, it was very nice seeing all the honeybees and butterflies swarming the many flower patches scattering along the trail. While this trail isn't as popular as many of the others surrounding it, it was a little busy. We encountered multiple groups of people on the trail on the way up and on the way back down.
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.