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Ben Lomond Peak, located just north of Ogden Utah, is one of the peaks in the northern portion of the Wasatch Mountains. Skyline trail passes over the summit (elevation 9,712 feet (2,960 meters)), accessible from four different trailheads to the north, south, and east. One starts from the south at the top of North Ogden Pass running about 9 miles one way, another from Willard Basin or Willard Mountain's Inspiration Point on the north side, running about 3.5 miles past Willard Peak to Ben Lomond. The other two are located in Liberty Utah, starting from North Fork Picnic Area. These two trails climb the highest, more than 3,000 feet, running about 8 miles each.
Ben Lomond was named after the mountain Ben Lomond in the Scottish Highlands by early settlers who thought that it resembled one where they came from. Ben Lomond means Beacon Mountain. (Scottish Gaelic: Beinn Laomainn, a distinctive mountain in the Scottish Highlands situated on the eastern shore of Loch Lomond). There is also a mountain by the same name located in Tasmania Australia and another in New Zeland.
We usually take a 14 mile dirt road from Mantua Utah, to Willard Basin or Inspiration Point above the basin. Starting from Willard Basin means a short hike of 3.5 miles. This road is usually not passable until July due to deep snow, and even in the summer the last few miles are pretty rough. A 4 wheel drive is advisable.
Willard Peak is also right above Willard Basin, so I will include those hikes here as well.
The small thumbnail images below are link buttons to the hikes
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