There is a ridge separating Deer Creek Reservoir from Soldier Hollow Ski Area. The small but noticeable summit on the ridge is point 7093 or "Soldier Hollow Peak" as I've called it. This could be an excellent snowshoe trip in winter but a trail exists to the summit as well. With a trail, plan on an hour or so but in winter, snow conditions could make this a much longer climb. the location is excellent right above the Deer Creek Reservoir and views across the Heber Valley. It would make a good night hike as well.
Soldier Hollow Peak
Distance: 1.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,060 feet
Summit Elevation: 6,510 feet
Access rating: Level 1
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From Provo, take U.S. 189 through Provo Canyon. Immediately at the end of Deer Creek Reservoir, turn left on Route 113 and follow signs to Soldier Hollow (a left turn on Tate Street). As you enter the resort and Wasatch State Park, look for a sign pointing left to the Deer Creek North trailhead. Another sign points "Chalet". Park in the parking area.
Start down the Provo/Jordan River Parkway going south toward the Reservoir. After a few big trees near the trailhead, there are no more trees on the right side. After walking about 3 minutes, you should see a big lone tree in a draw. Between the tree and a old barbwire fence to the right of the tree is a trail. Take this trail up. If you loose it, it is visible once again from the road switchback (the Pony Express Loop) of Soldier Hollow. Once up the mountain a bit, the trail generally stays on the ridge or the south side. I lost it a few times but regained it quickly. The ridge is long so there are a few false summits.
Soldier Hollow Peak from the ski area
Trailhead for Provo/Jordan River Parkway, Deer Creek North
Looking across the Deer Creek Reservoir (Peak 8193)
Peak 8060 "Heber City Overlook Peak" and the Soldier Hollow Olympic Ski area
Looking South from Soldier Hollow Peak
Mill Canyon Peak
Mount Timpanogos with North Fork Ridge then "Cascade Springs Hill" below
"Cascade Springs Hill"
North Fork Ridge
Looking north from the summit over Soldier Hollow