The Top of the World Trail in Washington County is a great trail to explore and familiarize yourself with the sand mountain – near Sand Hollow State Park. The loop takes you 15.4 miles from Sand Hollow Reservoir and back. This trail takes you past multiple interesting sites and lookouts. There are lots of offshoots from the main Top of the World trail so its a good idea to use GPS while you’re out there. All in all, this is a great area to ride around and explore. 

The terrain is mostly comprised of sand and rocky trails. 

This trail provides great opportunities to stop, get out, and take in the views. 

You can also find just about every amenity you need in town including gas, lodging, and food. 

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We highly recommend you get GAIA GPS for your mobile device. GAIA GPS will allow you to download this trail complete with the photos you see here so you can be sure where you are at all times. Simply install the GAIA GPS app and save this trail from the button below.

Would you like to see the trail in an animated 3D flyover map? If it appears to pause, that is likely a place I stopped for a while. It will continue, just wait a few moments. Link to 3D flyover.

Here is the 360 view at the trailhead. Feel free to tour around a bit inside Google Street Views. We have recorded the trail in 360 and it is now part of Google Street Views so you can take a virtual tour of the trail to see if it is for you. We’ve made it a bit easier to navigate, scroll down and you will see more 360 embedded tours as we encounter intersections, trail markers or interesting places along the trail.

On any image, you can click the ‘X’ in the upper right corner and the view will change to an overview map showing the Google Street View blue lines. You can click anywhere on that blue line and drop down to the 360 ground-level views at that point.

You can move the image 360 degrees, click the arrow to move further down the trail and zoom in and out to take a closer look. Clicking the box in the upper right-hand corner will enlarge to full screen for a better view.

You can find ample parking here next to Sand Hollow Reservoir. As you leave the parking lot you will cross this street and then take a right just after the fence. A good amount of the trail is very sandy so be prepared for that. You'll follow along this fence for a ways. There is another staging area here by the water tanks. You'll stay to the left here - a right will take you on the All the Way Around Trail. Here we are "On top of the World!" There is a lot to explore and do here at the top of Sand Mountain so feel free to ride around before heading back down toward the reservoir.

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