In 1995, a family grieving the loss of their 21-month-old boy, Jack Edwards, climbed a prominent peak in the foothills of Salt Lake City, where they spread their boy's ashes. Their son had died from leukemia.
In the spot where the family spread Jack's ashes, they left a mailbox monument with a letter encouraging others to write a little note. Over the years, people all over the world filled that mailbox with thousands of journal entries of grief and triumph, and the peak became known as Jack's Mountain. In early 2022, the memorial and journal entries mysteriously disappeared, but the monument has since been replaced.
With over 1,300 feet of elevation gain in just over 1.5 miles, this trail is an excellent workout for humans and dogs. Due to its steepness, hiking poles are recommended. In addition to the memorial, you'll see fantastic views of Salt Lake Valley at the top.
Head east on 2100 S. The road eventually becomes Hyland Hills Road. Turn left on Lakeline Drive and drive to the end of the road. Park along the street before reaching the cul de sac.