What a great hike with great views of the whole Salt Lake Valley and a profile view of the wasatch front. Lots of animals up there this time of year. Moose, elk, and lots of deer. Lots of snow too but the trail is mostly packed down by other hikers. I especially enjoyed the crows nest tower at the top that gives an elevated perspective to the surrounding area. I don't think I'll hit the living room again without making the extra effort to summit as well. Well worth it.
This is a great trail to begin with and train for harder and more difficult trails. It is a fun trail and has many points to stop and view The Valley of Salt Lake. It has gradual inclines and parts where the trail flattens out for a nice break, and fun to race down the mountain when finished! Highly recommend it!
As described the trail is lightly traveled and completely exposed. The views in to the neighboring canyons made the whole run worth it, they were breathtaking. The trail itself had a fair amount of elevation gain at the end. Expect a moderately steep path both up and down.
Excellent local hike. The stone Adirondacks are a great place to soak in the views. We ran up and down and enjoyed the wide and well maintained paths. Lower elevation and less risk of snow in the early fall compared to other local SLC hikes.
As others indicated, it's a little hard to find the right path at the beginning, I had to keep checking the map on the app to navigate the first half mile. You may want to do an out and back on the left side going clockwise, the other side is intense because it's loose gravel and straight downhill. I couldn't stand up and ended up sitting on my feet and pushing myself down with my hands (it was actually a blast!) but I can see most people not wanting to go rock skiing.
This is a fantastic sunset hike. U can hit the living room, red butte then mount wire. All great views of golden hour.... I also don't recommend the loop, it's dangerous coming down, especially at night. I had to slide down a few spots in the dark.