Description: This trail is path winding through a beautiful forest in the far southeast foothills by Farmington. The trail connects to the Davis Creek Trail (#18.4) at Pretty Valley. Section #25.4 is a narrow hiker’s path that can be reached from Centerville. It climbs steadily up the side of a ravine until it joins section #25.2.
Access #1 - Pretty Valley: Reach this trail from the Davis Creek Trail, section #18.4. Once in Pretty Valley, go to the far southeast corner of the meadow. At an opening in the trees, the trail heads due east. This is section #25.3. It may not be obvious since the pathway is not dirt but grass, so look carefully. After walking east for about a hundred yards, you will come to Beehive Tree (POI #42), a large solitary juniper tree that resembles a tall beehive. Turn right and travel south until you have ascended a hill and find the “upper meadow.” As you cross the meadow, you will meet another trail. Turn left and climb a steep hill where you will join a double-track path heading up the mountain. You will not get lost once on this nice path.
- This nature path winds through a little-known forest SE of Farmington.
- Find solitude in a peaceful setting not far from home.
- Equestrians have made a rest stop with a hitching rail by a campsite. Enjoy a break here, but be aware that there is no water.
- The trail leads all the way to Bountiful Peak at 9259 feet.
- This is a rigorous climb for the hardy hiker.
- The path is mostly shaded as it climbs through tall forests.