Length: 2.5 miles Time: 5 hours
Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Gain: 2293 feet
Description: This trail is called the Centennial Trail because it contains the 100th mile of trail added to the Farmington Trails System. This trail starts at Flag Rock (#35) (see page 186), visible from downtown Farmington on the peak to the east where an American Flag flutters proudly in the breeze.
The Centennial Trail now allows hikers to continue upward after reaching Flag Rock. The trail climbs through a beautiful shaded forest of tall maple trees, then on to an open area above the timberline with a great view of the entire valley and the Great Salt Lake. The top of the trail joins the Farmington Spine Trail (#12.1), which continues to the Steed Creek Trail (#17.1), and eventually to Skyline Drive at the top of the mountain. This allows the hiker to choose from several canyon trails to descend back into Farmington in what can be a most exhilarating and challenging adventure.
Access #1 - Flag Rock Junction: Go east from the peak at Flag Rock. See details about the Flag Rock Trail (#35) on page 186.
Access #2 - Mountaintop Junctions: The top end of the Centennial Trail (#34) connects with the Farmington Spine Trail (#12.1) in two places near the top of the mountain.
- Enjoy a hike through amazing forests of Gambel oak, maple, and pine
- Experience breathtaking views of the valley
- Use this trail as part of a loop hike with several other trails.
Trail Surface and Status: This is a wilderness trail left as natural as possible. Look for the trail markers to stay on course.
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