Leppy Hills TrailsWendover, Ut
Exercise, Get Fresh Air, and Take a Break from the Casinos
Difficulty: Easy- Moderate
Length: 1-5 miles
Elevation Gain: 374 ft
Approximate Hiking Time: 30 min – 3 hr
Features: Loop Trails
Nearest Town: Wendover, Ut
Leppy Hills Trails was completed by the City of Wendover in 2008. A hiking, biking, and running trail built in 3 loops runs through West Wendover’s desertscape. Offering views of Wendover, the historical airstrip, and of course the surrounding desert; Leppy Hills Trails is a great place to get outside and get your heartrate up. It also offers a break from the casinos and fresh air if you are visiting Wendover for the week-end.
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1. Take a Break
The trail is easy to get to and enjoy as it is located within the bounds of the City of Wendover.
2. Bike it. Hike it. Run it.
The trail is a very well maintained multi use trail. Perfect to get out and get some fresh air.
3. A View of Wendover
While other hikes will get you higher over the city, this hike still has some pretty views of the city and surrounding landscape.
Don’t follow google maps for this one. It’ll take you on a wild goose chase literally into Leppy Hills.
Starting from the Peppermill Casino drive north on Florence Way. Cross under the I80 where the road name changes to Frontage Road. The road curves left immediately after crossing under the I-80 and starts heading west. Take the first right, about 0.25 miles from the I80. The first sign to Leppy Hills will be at this intersection. Drive another 0.4 miles and turn left at the next Leppy Hills sign. Follow this road to the trailhead parking area. There is a clean vault toilet at the trailhead.
Leppy Hills is separated into loops A, B and C. All 3 loops share the same trail out and back; however, each loop returns at different points depending on how far you’d like to hike.
0.2 miles from the trailhead the trail splits at a fork. Take the right fork. From here trail starts to ascend into Leppy Hills. A-loop is 1.0 miles. If you are looking for a short hike to stretch the legs, return to the trailhead via the first fork in the trail.For B-loop continue on another 0.6 miles to the next fork in the trail. Along the way look for birds, lizards, and even snakes. In spring there may be cactus in bloom.
Take the C-loop for the longest of the Leppy Hills loops. As you make the full loop check out the geology of the region while enjoying views of the surrounding landscape and Wendover.
Why is this hike easy/moderate?
Depending on the loop you choose, hiking Leppy Hills can be anywhere from easy to moderate. The trail is wide, hardpacked, and in excellent condition. In summer it can be quite hot and there is no shade along the trail so bring water and a hat.
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