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. All other routes on the mountain are climbed less and are usually never crowded. Last summer I conquered two Munros, the first being Ben Lomond. It was Yvonne’s first time hiking Ben Lomond and only her 11 th Munro. It's nearly a decade older than the second-oldest logo, MGM's roaring lion. The cooler northern slopes of the trail include ferns among tall Douglas Fir. Ben Lomond is one of these at 3196ft (974m). The views in all directions are spectacular. Many people tend to believe that the pointed and sharp mountain used on the logo today is what Majestic Mountain actually looked like. Rowardennan is approached by car (there are no busses) via an 11 mile dead-end road from the village of Drymen. Late spring is a good time to climb the mountain because the ridge will be mostly dry and the east face offers a fun glissade. The view to the north reveals range beyond range of mountains into the Highlands. All Rights Reserved. Ben Lomond is only 4m lower than Scafell Pike, so I thought Ben Lomond would be a better climb since S.P. 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. Someone said it resembled the mountain of the same name in their country of Scotland. To the right, there were more gently sloped roads. Many of the guide books estimate 30,000 annual walkers, although speaking to one of the rangers he told me that he thinks it's in excess of 40,000 now. On very clear days trampers are rewarded at the summit with impressive panoramic sights”. It is the prominent, pyramid shaped, peak that is north of the city of Ogden. Don’t forget to subscribe below to receive our monthly See Loch Lomond e-newsletter. Apparently even the Wasatch Tours book reports long mileages like in summer. 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. 17 things I discovered on a Ben Lomond hike. Turn right then immediately left just before the East Bowery Area. Some sites are near Mount Ogden which is farther south and Monte Cristo which is farther east. Its name translates into "Beacon Peak". Some people have said that this route is too long. In doing so, Greg McKenzie and Steven Scott will hike a total height of 31,960ft, The final 700 feet below the summit ridge is avalanche prone so use caution. Yet later this summer, two pals plan to climb Ben Lomond 10 times over – back to back. 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. The grade here is generally uphill, but with a little up and down. Ben Lomond is a great trip that sees many locals and tourists alike climb up it each year. 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. If you think Ben Lomond sounds a bit too strenuous, Queenstown Hill is a delightful alternative. Although, not very often, because it is surrounded by cliffs. This would be like saying, Peak Lomond Peak, which sounds a little odd. Legend has it that he sketched an image of a star-crested, pyramid shaped, mountain on a napkin during a meeting with Adolph Zukor. 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. After 3 miles the trail flattens out a bit and crosses a saddle where there are good camping spots. BEN LOMOND RUNNING ADVENTURE QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WILD THINGS AND ANNA FROST. One goes up to Cutler Basin and the other starts from North Fork Park. Around Loch Lomond and the Trossachs you can get some magnificent views of Ben Lomond, here are a few of my favourites. There is a trail junction here with routes coming up from Cutler Basin and North Fork Park. Parents refers to a larger category under which an object falls. It is fairly level hike until the last climb up to the summit of Ben Lomond. Ben Lomond is one of the most popular mountains in Scotland. This is the shortest and easiest way to climb the mountain but requires a long drive on dirt roads south of Mantua. From Willard Basin, you can easily climb Willard Peak and Ben Lomond in the same day. Looking north you will see Willard Peak with its large and rocky summit knob. If it is a real mountain at all, it is most likely Ben Lomond in the Wasatch Range. 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. It is projects like this one that help to keep the paths in such good condition. Ogden Valley was known to the Shoshone, Ute, and Bannock Indians as "Opecarry" which translates to stick-in-the-head. Willard Basin Trailhead:Drive on I-15 to Brigham City and take exit 362 toward the city of Logan. Turn east on Highway 91 towards the mountains and into the canyon. Turn east at the traffic light at 3100 North and proceed east to the trailhead. Ben Lomond seen from North Ogden - by bigsky801, Ben Lomond seen from the east - by highpeakskier, Routes 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. The majority of people hike up Ben Lomond during the summer months. The ridgeline is the nicest part of the hike. You can still see remains of fencing along the trail, where early settlers graved livestock in the summer months. These trails are commonly used illegally by people riding motorcycles and ATV's. The views as you head down are superb, once of course you clear the cloud. You can now follow the switchbacks to the top of the mountain. The climb is very sociable and you meet a number of walkers, we even met a couple of mountain bikers! Ben Lomond sits on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond and is the most southerly of the Munro Mountains - the Munro's all have summits in excess of 3,000 feet. Ben Lomond hike quick info. More Stats for Ben Lomond climb/descent hike trail trail. You can go to the intersection of the main road that runs north and south right at the base of the mountain. To find the start of the path just walk through the central archway of the toilet block and you're on the path. Looking south and slightly east from Ben Lomond is Chilly Peak, 8459 feet, which can easily be added to a hike up Ben Lomond. There are rocky cliffs and outcrops on the right side of the trail. Rowardennan is on the West Highland Way, with a Youth Hostel and Hotel. During the fall season, there are fewer people out hiking and the trees are particularly colorful in this area.The approach from Mantua and Willard Basin receives much more snow. It’s proximity to Glasgow and the central belt makes it a very popular climb. Talking of views of Ben Lomond if you want one at Rowardennan the best is from the metal jetty. There has been speculation about just where Majestic Mountain really is. Skiers and snowshoers frequent the area on the east side.Climbing Ben Lomond on a very hot day may be an unpleasant experience. 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. The summit is located at a small point on top of the ridge. So allow 5 hours for the walk in total. It takes most of a day to hike this trail but it is easier than the route from Cutler Basin. The elevation gain is gradual and follows the ridge most of the way. The logo was drawn to make the mountain look more impressive than it really was. The Ben Lomond rangers and volunteers work hard to protect the pathway for the ever increasing visitor numbers. Go right, just after which you'll come to Cutler Spring with a small pond. Be prepared, have plenty of water and layers of clothing. This author has climbed Ben Lomond and Willard Peak in summer and winter and has info and photos. The trail flattens at the base of the peak. Go right and look for the obvious road leading up into the mountains at another right turn. There is one main car park for Ben Lomond, located here.. It’s at the very end of a long rural road running up alongside the eastern shores of Loch Lomond. The forests and woodlands along the loch shores contrast with the surrounding uplands to create a landscape of high scenic value. The trail goes through the forest at the bottom. For example, the Difficulty: Advanced Best time of year to go: October till April / May. Skiing book for the Northern Wasatch Mountains. This area actually receives a lot more snow than similar elevation areas near Salt Lake City. The climb takes you through a forest. There is considerable avalanche risk on some sections of this route. The Treat yourself to some Patagonia icecream, a burger from Ferg, or a delicious taco from Taco Medic when you’re back down. The trail then goes back around to the west as it rises up to the ridge line where you can see Willard Bay and the Great Salt Lake. You will come to a stop sign. It's height is 3,196 feet, 974 metres. You'll climb another 500 feet over the next 2.7 miles. Aconcagua mountain page is a child of the 'Aconcagua Group' and the 'Seven Summits.' The lake is closer to this area than mountains farther south. Also, winter mileages are lower than the summer trails, which do long traverses and lots of switchbacks. The campground is adjacent to the town of Mantua, where there is a small convenience store. 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. The second route goes up Rodeo Ridge which ascends from North Fork Park to the basin below Ben Lomond. 52 ft. Grade-14.838%. My recommendation for staying in Rowardennan is this B&B, click for link. These roads are on the topo map and it's worth consulting that so you don't go in circles. The northern section of the trail goes to Ben Lomond and Willard Peak and the southern section goes toward Lewis Peak. Ben Lomond stands out more so it receives the majority of people.The name Ben Lomond comes from early Scottish settlers. You’ll be able to climb two peaks in one day. This area of the Wasatch has rock layers that up-lifted, tilted, and over-thrust, so older rocks may be found at higher elevations than younger ones. If you're planning to climb it here is some practical information which I hope you find useful. Ben Lomond is a mountain in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia.. 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). From the pier a few steps through the car park towards the toilets brings you to the path marked “Ben Lomond”. Ben Lomond is one of the most popular Munros, rewarding the 30,000 people who make it to the top with truly fantastic views of the length of Loch Lomond and its islands. To the south across North Ogden Canyon is Lewis Peak, 8031 feet. The north Loch Lomond area is characterised by a vast and open sense of place and long dramatic vistas. This took away the warmth and more sadly any kind of view. Ben Lomond is the monarch of the Northern Wasatch and the most well known. The view looking southwest stretches from North Ogden to Davis County.The standard route up the mountain starts from North Odgen Divide. The monitor to Ben Lomond — a well known mountain in Queenstown towering 1748m above sea level — is explained on the Department of Conservation web site as “a demanding climb and a total day’s hike with a 1438m elevation obtain. Since 1995 the area around the mountain has been dedicated to those who gave their lives during the first and second world wars. On the east side of the ridge are forests with fir, aspen, chokecherry, and maple. In summer, temperatures can be over 80 degrees so carry a lot of water and plan accordingly if hiking at that time. Parking costs £3. 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. (82), Climber's Log Entries For telemark skiing or snowshoeing, you can follow existing snowshoe and ski tracks uphill for about half a mile to a nice north-facing slope. The west face that overlooks I-15 has the most difficult and scary lines on the mountain. 3,186 ft. Altitude end. Farther to the south is Allen Peak which is next to Mount Ogden with Malans Peak below. Situated next to the east shore of Loch Lomond no peaks with a similar height are in the direct surroundings. Hiking up the slow, winding incline of the Ben Lomond Saddle will provide sweeping views of the glorious South Island. Please feel free to comment below, tell me about your experience climbing Ben Lomond, also share the article on social media. Now you can follow that trail as it switchbacks to the summit. Ben Lomond, the most southerly Munro, sits alone on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond - the greatest area of fresh water in the British mainland. You have two options. From Drymen take the B837 North to Balmaha. Then drive east towards the mountains. During spring and summer the ridges are covered in wild flowers. View Ben Lomond Image Gallery - 82 Images. Thanks to the cloud at the summit there wasn't any view to be had. Or how..." | Check out answers, plus see 221 reviews, articles, and 267 photos of Ben Lomond on Tripadvisor. Hiking Ben Lomond taking the gondola. They probably chose this area because of the panoramic view of the valley from the top of mountain. 1 No matter how many times you walk one mountain it feels very different each time. 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. After the first three miles, the road is too rough in spots for a passenger car. I have hiked it in sunshine, torrential rain, low cloud, high winds, gentle breezes, at night time, in snow – and with and without views. 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! From the gondola complex look for the well-signed route that veers into the woods from the luge track. The trailhead is on County property at a dirt cul-de-sac near the red steel gate. ©2021 Paul Saunders Media & Photography Ltd. 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. From the Skyline Gondola to the Ben Lomond Saddle and back is about 3 to 3.5 hours. Grade max-43.915%. 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. On a clear day, it is perfectly visible from the higher ground areas of Glasgow. I've also included some photographs taken on my recent climb. A high clearance vehicle is recommended but four wheel drive usually isn't needed. 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