Naomi Peak ... at 9,980 feet ... is the highest point in the Bear River Range in Cache County.
It’s a wonderful hike through meadows of wildflowers usually at their peak in July and August. And culminates with a breathtaking view of the Cache Valley and the surrounding mountains.
My wife and I made this hike in early September a few years ago and it was spectacular. On a clear, sunny 70 degree day, the wildflower display was at its peak.
Because of the excessive moisture we had that particular year ... both in winter and spring ... everything was pushed back just a little bit later in the year. The flowers were in full bloom.
In fact, at a time when the leaves were usually already starting to change color as they always do in the fall, that year there was no sign they were even getting ready to.
I'm sure that's the case this year ... 2023 ... also as we have the same conditions.
The below video is not of us but it does show exactly what I'm talking about.
This hike starts at the Tony Grove Lake parking area. A paved spacious lot just beside the beautiful glacial lake, you can park there for a day hike. You’ll find overnight parking just ¼ mile below the trailhead at the campground.
The Tony Grove turnoff is just over 19 miles up the canyon from Logan on US 89. And the lake loop is 7 miles long from the turnoff to the lake.
The hike is 3.3 miles one way from the sign above the lake to the top. We picked the perfect day for this hike. Sunny yet cool.
The trail is easy to follow. Well-defined, it gets steep in several places. There are quite a few rocks.
There was snow ... even in September ... in some of the places the sun didn’t quite reach too often. There are several caves in plain view as you get to the upper part of the hike.
Getting near the top, I could only think of how much snow must fall in this area in the winter.
The view at the top was remarkable. The mountains ... carved by glaciers ... just simply drop straight down on the Cache Valley side.
You can see all the way to the Wellsville Mountains. And Logan below. You can almost see Bear Lake to the north.
This hike is well worth the effort if you’re able. It took us just over 4 hours up and back. You need to be in shape.
Take plenty of water. We didn’t take enough. The view alone is worth it.
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