Ben Lomond seen from North Ogden - by bigsky801, Ben Lomond seen from the east - by highpeakskier, Routes Rowardennan is approached by car (there are no busses) via an 11 mile dead-end road from the village of Drymen. There is a metal box that may contain a register. You will come to a stop sign. The Paramount Pictures logo was known as "Majestic Mountain" and is one of the most familiar images in Hollywood. At 3 miles, the trail travels through a forest of fir, pinion, and quaking aspen as it climbs along the east side of the rising ridgeline. The view to the north reveals range beyond range of mountains into the Highlands. Ben Lomond is one of the most popular mountains in Scotland. The USGS has it labeled as Ben Lomond on maps. This trail then connects with the Skyline Trail which winds off to the south. An alternative route from I-15 is to take the 2700 North Exit (Exit #349), drive east to Washington Blvd, turn left and as you climb the street becomes 400 East. Take care on the descent, by the time you get close to the starting point your legs feel like jelly! There is a toilet block, with some information panels nearby. Actually, it was only 4 miles to the summit from the parking spot, and just under 4100' net vertical.More information about winter routes can be found in the following books:1) Backcountry Skiing Utah by Tyson Bradley. Parking costs £3. Then drive east towards the mountains. For my walk I set off just after 9am, as I was walking on a Sunday I knew that the car park would quickly fill. Be prepared to share the trail. I mentioned previously the necessity for layers. Ben Lomond is the monarch of the Northern Wasatch and the most well known. This trail then connects with the Skyline Trail which starts from North Ogden Pass. This area actually receives a lot more snow than similar elevation areas near Salt Lake City. These couloirs are easy to recognize during winter. There will be a map and a sign that states mileage. My recommendation for staying in Rowardennan is this B&B, click for link. You'll climb another 500 feet over the next 2.7 miles. I suggest hiking when it's cooler because you will be out in the open on all of the routes mentioned. The path up is well made, but the optional return down the Ptarmigan ridge is steep and rocky, and muddy lower down. There is a trail junction here with routes coming up from Cutler Basin and North Fork Park. Cruise Loch Lomond run twice daily sailings by their water bus from Tarbet on the west side of Loch Lomond. Actually, I had climbed this mountain several years before, when I was 9 or 10 but only remembered when I was near the top and recognised the interesting ridge that led us to the top. They offer camping opportunities in developed campgrounds, undeveloped, or dispersed campsites that are within easy reach of the Ogden area. Chilly Peak is one of the highpoints along the ridge that you pass by. The climb takes you through a forest. Look for the easiest route and leave the trail and routefind to the top. The Cutler Basin trail is used less often than the Ben Lomond trail from North Fork Park because it is steeper and more strenuous. Ride Segment Ben Lomond, TAS, Australia . The ridgeline is the nicest part of the hike. Some people have assumed it to be Mount Everest or other famous mountains. The trailhead begins at the south end of Weber County North Fork Park near the horse corrals. Hiking up the slow, winding incline of the Ben Lomond Saddle will provide sweeping views of the glorious South Island. It takes most of a day to hike the trail for most people. Turn east at the traffic light at 3100 North and proceed east to the trailhead. The route from North Ogden Pass may have snow in early summer and fall but is usually in good condition and still passable. Height: 974m Time to climb: 4-6 hours round trip Car park: Check location here Difficulty: Moderate Gear: Scotland packing list Where do you park to climb Ben Lomond? Ben Lomond peak can be hiked year-round, however, the mountain will be snow-covered in winter which can pose an avalanche risk, making it only suitable for those with mountaineering skills and experience. Currently the Forestry Commission are cutting down trees infected by a disease, they are planting replacements. This is redundant since the word, Ben or Beinn, means hill, peak, or mountain in Gaelic/Scottish. The views as you head down are superb, once of course you clear the cloud. These trails are commonly used illegally by people riding motorcycles and ATV's. You'll get a nice view of Ben Lomond and Willard Peak from here. Native American tribes lived in the Northern Wasatch Mountains near Ben Lomond. Turn right then immediately left just before the East Bowery Area. Difficulty: Advanced Best time of year to go: October till April / May. You will need hillwalking gear and be prepared for the weather to change in a heartbeat – mist, fog and rain can sweep in quickly. One mile later turn left on 5950 North at a sign that says Ben Lomond Trailhead and North Fork Park. To climb Ben Lomond head to Rowardennan on the east side of Loch Lomond. You can now follow the switchbacks to the top of the mountain. You made it! From most vantage points Ben Lomond looks taller but Willard Peak happens to be over fifty feet higher. The northern section of the trail goes to Ben Lomond and Willard Peak and the southern section goes toward Lewis Peak. The Ben Lomond rangers and volunteers work hard to protect the pathway for the ever increasing visitor numbers. It takes 6 to 8 hours to walk up and down Ben Lomond if you start walking from the Tiki Trail. It is one of the most heavily used trails in the Ogden area and the most popular route to Ben Lomond. There is a restroom here. There is considerable avalanche risk on some sections of this route. The saddle where the trails meet at 8,700 feet is relatively flat, but wind-blown. Thanks to seanpeckham for the following information: If you are looking for the Camp Utaba parking spot, it turns out there are several spots that are obvious when you get to the end of the pavement/plowing on North Fork Road, and there's a Nordic Park there with groomed roads that can lead to the trail. There will be signs that point up this road to "North Fork" and "Avon". The lower parts of the Cutler Basin trail and North Fork Park may be dry in early season but the upper slopes will have snow. (7), Long Walk in the Mountains - Skyline Trail. More Stats for Ben Lomond climb/descent hike trail trail. The ascent to this point gains 2,300 feet of elevation on a rocky trail. Situated next to the east shore of Loch Lomond no peaks with a similar height are in the direct surroundings. You can start at Willard Basin Campground at about 9,000 feet and hike up the Skyline Trail that climbs south to the main ridge. Visit Paul’s other websites, Paul Saunders Marketing & Paul Saunders Photography, for his marketing, photography & video services in Loch Lomond and beyond. Most people use this trail from summer to late fall. 17 things I discovered on a Ben Lomond hike. Located on the east side of Loch Lomond, Ben Lomond is easy to access through the small village of Rowardennan. The trail flattens at the base of the peak. The eastern side of the ridge offers more places to camp. We set the date for early November deciding to go to Queenstown the day before, so we could start nice and early the following morning. Reward yourself with stunning 360° views over Queenstown and the surrounding region on this challenging hike to the peak of Ben Lomond, which starts from the Gondola base station in the heart of downtown. Ben Lomond is one of the closest and easiest Munros for us to reach from Glasgow and I try and climb it at least 2 – 3 times a year. Ben Lomond is the most southerly munro in Scotland. You’ll recognize the summit by the large metal register which has a plaque with information on Ben Lomond. It is also the shortest route from the valley, with the other two starting from North Ogden Pass and North Fork Park. If you skip the first part and start walking from the top of the gondola, it takes 4-6 hours. After 16.9 km arrive at the Rowardennan Hotel, where you can start the hike from if you are staying there, or a little over 200 m later you’ll see the Ben Lomond car park. This is best done in spring after the snow has consolidated and conditions are stable. (Distance is about 3 miles to the summit of Ben Lomond with 1,200 feet elevation gain). It will become a washboard dirt road after that. From the gondola complex look for the well-signed route that veers into the woods from the luge track. The west face that overlooks I-15 has the most difficult and scary lines on the mountain. Alternatively, you can drive an extra two miles to the end of the four-wheel drive road to Willard Mountain at 9,422 feet and hike the trail along the ridge to the east. The logo has been used with only a few cosmetic changes for over half a century. One goes up to Cutler Basin and the other starts from North Fork Park. The Cutler Basin Trail and Ben Lomond trail from North Fork Park are not open to motor vehicles. Located close to the jetty is a stone sculpture that commemorates the fallen service men and women of both world wars. Ben Lomond, Rowardennan: "How long does it take to hike Ben Lomond? The best time to climb Ben Lomond is from June through October. This trail isn't usually crowded with hikers but it is popular with horseback riders and mountain bikers. If you don’t receive it please check your spam folder. (83), Comments It was another cold one! Even if you don’t plan on hiking all the way up to the Ben Lomond Summit, just completing the Ben Lomond Saddle is worth the climb! The forests and woodlands along the loch shores contrast with the surrounding uplands to create a landscape of high scenic value. It is the oldest studio logo in continuous use. There has been speculation about just where Majestic Mountain really is. Treat yourself to some Patagonia icecream, a burger from Ferg, or a delicious taco from Taco Medic when you’re back down. Thanks to the cloud at the summit there wasn't any view to be had. The logo was drawn to make the mountain look more impressive than it really was. The west face and ridgeline south of Ben Lomond are made predominately of quartzite from the Precambrian Period. It takes most of a day to hike this trail but it is easier than the route from Cutler Basin. As you climb the footpath beyond the forest you start to see the excellent view emerging over your shoulder. Looking south and slightly east from Ben Lomond is Chilly Peak, 8459 feet, which can easily be added to a hike up Ben Lomond. They have electronic measuring systems so that is probably quite accurate and shows the growing popularity of the walk. The Skyline Trail is the only route open to motor vehicles.There have been reports that this trail is overgrown in some places. The Ben Lomond Trail connects with the Cutler Spring Trail just before Bailey Cabin Spring. Ben Lomond is a mountain in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia.. This route goes to the top of Willard Peak and then traverses the ridge over the Ben Lomond. To the left, the road goes over steeper and hilly terrain. Couloirs on the northeast side of Chilly Peak run down toward Cobble Creek along the side of several rock slabs. The second route goes up Rodeo Ridge which ascends from North Fork Park to the basin below Ben Lomond. Weekdays are best time to climb if your schedule allows. Drive 4 miles up the canyon where there will be a parking area on the right side of the road at the highest point of North Ogden Canyon. Turn left here onto Highway 162 and drive north for about 3 miles, turning left on 4100 North. Someone said it resembled the mountain of the same name in their country of Scotland. On a clear day, it is perfectly visible from the higher ground areas of Glasgow. As we got close to the summit we met the mountain bikers, who had already experienced mixed fortunes with the first part of their descent. (Distance is 8.2 miles to the summit of Ben Lomond with 3,600 feet elevation gain), , Cutler BasinThe Cutler Basin Trail is the steepest of the three routes to Ben Lomond that originate in Ogden Valley. On a good day the path to the top will be busy, so an early start for us was a must! The campground is adjacent to the town of Mantua, where there is a small convenience store. You're high above a valley looking off toward the side. To the right, there were more gently sloped roads. From Willard Basin, you can easily climb Willard Peak and Ben Lomond in the same day. It was Yvonne’s first time hiking Ben Lomond and only her 11 th Munro. Turn left again at the stop sign in Liberty and drive north. At 6.7 miles, you reach the base of Ben Lomond below the east side of the mountain. The north Loch Lomond area is characterised by a vast and open sense of place and long dramatic vistas. I have climbed the South Couloir route and thought it was a fun climb. The elevation provides an excellent view of Loch Lomond and its islands. Ben Lomond is one of these at 3196ft (974m). The familiar mountain with its ring of 24 stars remained the most popular. The cooler northern slopes of the trail include ferns among tall Douglas Fir. This climb had been on my list for a very long time so, as a member of the Fiordland Tramping and Outdoor Recreation Club, I put up my hand to lead a trip up Ben Lomond. Passenger cars should be able to reach this trailhead when it is dry. Setting off at that time you should get to the summit just before 12pm, ideal for lunch (with a view) at the top. The trail goes through the forest at the bottom. The street will narrow and veer slightly east. It sits near Box Elder Creek. No fees or permits are needed to climb the mountain.Ben Lomond is located in Wasatch-Cache National ForestIf you are approaching Ben Lomond from the north, a high clearance vehicle is needed and four-wheel drive is recommended.The route from North Ogden Pass is open to hikers, mountain bikers, motorcycles and horseback riders. Drive into the town of Eden at the stop sign near the shopping center and gas station and turn left. Snowfields can be found covering the dirt road in July. If it is a real mountain at all, it is most likely Ben Lomond in the Wasatch Range. So allow 5 hours for the walk in total. Thank you for subscribing, we will send you an e-mail shortly to confirm your subscription. Also, winter mileages are lower than the summer trails, which do long traverses and lots of switchbacks. When we left the car park it was very warm, however sadly there was a thick cloud base from just over half way up the mountain. 7th - 10th JANUARY 2021 ***Border Restrictions May Apply*** Together with Wild Things (Mal and Sal Law) and Anna Frost, we have come up with a dream trip into the stunning Ben Lomond Station nestled in behind Queenstown with its endless acres of breath taking scenery, … The trail through North Ogden Canyon was known as the "Lodge Pole Trail," and was their major route to the mountains. After 3 miles the trail flattens out a bit and crosses a saddle where there are good camping spots. It's height is 3,196 feet, 974 metres. Good walking boots and appropriate socks are highly reccomended. Taking on one of Scotlands most popular climbs, what was originally meant to be a nice, fast and simple hike proved to longer and more problematic than we could imagine. I have hiked it in sunshine, torrential rain, low cloud, high winds, gentle breezes, at night time, in snow – and with and without views. Drive through Ogden Canyon until you come to Highway 158 and the Pineview Reservoir Dam. Aconcagua mountain itself has many routes, photos, and trip reports as children. BEN LOMOND RUNNING ADVENTURE QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WILD THINGS AND ANNA FROST. Skiing book for the Northern Wasatch Mountains. Willard Peak is located farther north along the same ridgeline and is the highest mountain in the Northern Wasatch and the highpoint of Weber County. 52 ft. Grade-14.838%. Ogden Valley was known to the Shoshone, Ute, and Bannock Indians as "Opecarry" which translates to stick-in-the-head. ©2021 Paul Saunders Media & Photography Ltd. After passing Camp Lomondi stay straight when a dirt road turns right and uphill. This lasso-shaped half-day return walk catches the top of the state’s second-highest peak. They probably chose this area because of the panoramic view of the valley from the top of mountain. The elevation gain is gradual and follows the ridge most of the way. Cutler Basin trail is named after a scenic alpine basin formed by Ben Lomond and Willard Peaks. Turn left and follow the brown recreation signs to Wolf Creek and Powder Mountain. Throughout your ascent you will see the well kept pathways of the mountain. Click on the link above or call 1-877-444-6777 to make reservations.Box Elder Campground - This campground is located approximately five miles east of Brigham City. From the Skyline Gondola to the Ben Lomond Saddle and back is about 3 to 3.5 hours. It is the prominent, pyramid shaped, peak that is north of the city of Ogden. The views in all directions are spectacular. There may be bushwhacking involved if you choose to hike up this route. However it was damp and low cloud when we set off, yet the further we got up the Munro the better it got, when we got to the top it was stunning, above the clouds, still great You could time your climb to watch the sun rise or set. On the local news you may notice that they often refer to this mountain as Ben Lomond Peak. They trace their history back to the 1912 formation of Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, but the Paramount Pictures name was first used by a film distribution company founded by William W. Hodkinson and other independent exhibitors.Hodkinson was the one who first designed the Paramount logo in 1914. It’s practically in the city, but still sufficiently challenging and offers a great scenic view of the area from Lake Wakatipu, Arthur’s Point and Queenstown.It doesn’t take much effort to get on this hike – the trailhead starts just 10 minutes walk from Queenstown city center. Ben Lomond is thought to be the inspiration behind the Paramount Pictures logo. If you are observant you may see mountain goats at the highest elevations roaming from Willard Peak to Ben Lomond. The next part of the hike takes you right below the east face of Ben Lomond. Last summer I conquered two Munros, the first being Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond is a great trip that sees many locals and tourists alike climb up it each year. For the other route (which I haven't tried), the North Fork trail going straight west out of the corrals (which are near the trailhead label on the topo map) is easy to see with Google Earth. For example, the To climb Ben Lomond head to Rowardennan on the east side of Loch Lomond. Two good winter routes are on the east side of the peak. Some people have said that this route is too long. Although Ben Lomond can be done from Queenstown proper, a start from the top of the Skyline Gondola will save an hour of work (not to mention around 400 metres of vertical climb). This route is usually used to climb the mountain in winter which would be a long day. After a couple miles later, it becomes overgrown with surrounding brush making the trail hard to follow sometimes. You can drive all the way to Willard Basin if the road is dry. The trail is nice and wide, rocky, and in great shape. Ben Lomond sometimes has record amounts of snow because of its location and the lake effect from the Great Salt Lake. At Pineview Reservoir, turn left across the dam following the brown recreation signs to Wolf Creek and Powder Mountain. There are rocky cliffs and outcrops on the right side of the trail. The ridgeline is an unusual ecosystem of pinion pine and manzanita shrub, and other low shrubs and plants. 3,186 ft. Altitude end. Distance: 11 km return Duration: 3-4 hr to Ben Lomond Saddle, 6-8 hr to Ben Lomond Summit. To get there drive to Ogden and take the 12th Street exit. To the west you can see Willard Bay and the northern end of the Great Salt Lake. A munro is a mountain over 3,000 feet high. Looking back south along the ridgeline is a great view through the stunted fir and pinion. The final 700 feet below the summit ridge is avalanche prone so use caution. Legend has it that he sketched an image of a star-crested, pyramid shaped, mountain on a napkin during a meeting with Adolph Zukor. The last part is a 1.5 mile hike with 1,000 feet elevation gain over numerous switchbacks. On very clear days trampers are rewarded at the summit with impressive panoramic sights”. The lake is closer to this area than mountains farther south. At 400 East on Washington, turn left and head north for 5 miles. The best time to climb Ben Lomond is from June through October. In doing so, Greg McKenzie and Steven Scott will hike a total height of 31,960ft, This author has climbed Ben Lomond and Willard Peak in summer and winter and has info and photos. On our trip we saw a Thistle Camp and Trailblazers team hard at work, this is an initiative to get young volunteers from around the world to have a holiday in Scotland, whilst contributing to conservation projects. Backcountry camping regulations say you must camp 1/2 mile from any road, 200 feet from any water source, and 200 feet from any trail, keep your group size to 10 people or less, and practice leave no trace techniques. Farther behind are the Wellsville Mountains and Bear River Range. Two trails start on the east side of Ben Lomond. At 4 miles, you've climbed 2,100 vertical feet, and the trail crosses to the west side of the ridge. View Ben Lomond Image Gallery - 82 Images. North Ogden Divide Trailhead:North Ogden Divide is also known as North Ogden Pass. After about two miles there is a fork in the trail. All Rights Reserved. After several miles, the trail makes a turn on a ridge next to some large cliffs and heads back north. The route from North Ogden Pass may have snow in early summer and fall but is usually in good condition and still passable. It’s proximity to Glasgow and the central belt makes it a very popular climb. Wind around the reservoir until you reach a fork in the road. The The Ben Lomond in Scotland is located east of Loch Lomond, and is the most southerly of the Munros. 1 No matter how many times you walk one mountain it feels very different each time. The trail is a steep climb for 3 miles and joins the Ben Lomond Trail just south of Culter Spring. 3,186 ft. Altitude start. Rowardennan is on the West Highland Way, with a Youth Hostel and Hotel. The end of January and what marked my 2nd Munroe of the year. If you think Ben Lomond sounds a bit too strenuous, Queenstown Hill is a delightful alternative. The area known as "Pole Patch" was a favorite Indian Encampment at the northernmost part of Pleasant View below Ben Lomond. Apparently even the Wasatch Tours book reports long mileages like in summer. Ben Lomond - Skyline Trail - Trip report by Rocky Alps about hiking the Skyline Trail to Ben Lomond.Ben Lomond Trip Report - Trip report on the route from North Ogden Divide and also information on the east side routes on Ben Lomond.Ben Lomond from Willard Basin - Photos and information on the approach from Willard Basin as a shorter day hike from Jim's Utah Hiking website.Utah Mountaineering Guidebook - By Michael R. Kelsey. It enters a residential area where you turn right at 3100 North. Don’t forget to subscribe below to receive our monthly See Loch Lomond e-newsletter. 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