Trail Details

Kessler Peak from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead

Kessler Peak from Mill D South Fork (Cardiff) Trailhead

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.5 to 5.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 2943 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 1401 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 27%
Notes: Follow the road up Cardiff Fork past Donut Falls. Watch for a trail leaving the road to the west. It will take you around the north side before summiting from the west. 10
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Trailhead
Cardiff Fork TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7460 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 9.2 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is great parking at Mill D, both sides of the road, and an outhouse. In the summer, you can get closer to the Donut Falls/Cardiff TH by driving up the road past the Jordan Pines CG. The trailhead is past the private cabins.



Destination
Kessler Peak
 Elevation: 10403  Feature: Peak
Notes: Kessler is one of the lower peak on Big Cottonwoods south side. The peak can be seen from SL Valley, in the middle of the canyon.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.624977    Longitude: -111.668893 

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External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  WillhiteWeb
Trip Report  Mountain Album


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