Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing trails in Mount Olympus Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Sweet spike today! So glad I wore spikes and was warm enough. You’ll need ‘em! The last .06 mile is along a ridge, with about half of that along a rocky/knife edge. On the descent I slipped, even with spikes, and slid about 15 feet down a rock wall. Pretty freakin’ scary. I should have had a pole and gaiters would have been nice. Trail is tricky to find along the knife edge/rocky scramble part so there was some postholing. Be safe! Thx to all the kind people I met along the way!

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rocky
scramble
2 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
2 days ago

Awesome trail and awesome views. A few patches of ice.

Unfortunately ran out of daylight to get to the top, but I turned around and watched the sunset (before the trail goes around the corner after the switchbacks). It was so beautiful for someone seeing the canyon for the first time. First half did not have snow, but it was beginning where I turned around. Not too steep either. And a few designated parking spots.

Didn't summit, just did the loop. Extremely muddy -- especially coming down Mill D North. Up top there's packed snow/ice on the trail. Wished I had my spikes.

Good short hike, Im beginner hiker and just did this on my own in a Tuesday morning, good view in the canyon and peaceful. fairly easy going up. nothing difficult. would do it again for short morning hike. plenty of shades on the way up to overlook. the little water at the beginning is cute!

Nice and steep without being grueling. I was nervous about the rock scramble at the end but it really wasn’t that bad. The colors in the canyon are beautiful right now but the colors on this trail don’t really start showing off until the aspen grove at the base of the saddle. Trail is somewhat overgrown, so cover your legs to prevent being scratched up. Also loved that this trail wasn’t as crowded as others (like Blanche)

Nice quick hike with beautiful views into Cottonwood Canyon. Surprisingly few people were on the trail for a weekend!

great fall hike not to hard and nice payout

Awesome trail and I run, a bit chilly up top

Not sure which trails we took, but we ended up at Reynold’s Peak. Passed Dog Lake on the way done, it’s pretty ugly! But the trail is beautiful. 360 degree views at the Peak made us want to sit there forever. Steep trail past dog lake, lots of people on the way back down, start early to avoid ‘crowds’

hiking
2 months ago

My friend and I had a 3 and 4 yr old with us and went to hidden falls. When t was time to go, they wanted to wander up this trail. We didn’t make it all the way up, but what we did see made me want to go back. We got up a little ways and just off the side of the trail (it looks like someone made a new trail) to a little cave made of giant rocks. The kids had a blast sitting in the cave and looking out across the road from such a high point. They also used one of the rocks as a ‘slide’ despite the fact that it was only like 2 ft tall. For as far as we made it up, the kids did most of it themselves and it wasn’t too much of a struggle, but I am not sure if it gets more difficult as you go up. The hardest part for them was going towards the cave which seems to be technically off the trail anyway. I definitely want to go again and finish the trail, but it is mostly exposed and we went on a very sunny day. Next time I would probably go on a cooler/overcast day but it was pretty for as far as we made it up. We got to see a variety of bugs and some flowers, and a lizard of some sort that got away right as I tried to take a picture!

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over grown
2 months ago

Turned around a mile or so early due to time constraints. The trail is overgrown in spots toward the middle—I wish I would have worn pants! This being said, the trail offers breathtaking views of big cottonwood, and I’m glad I did it!

My kids and I love the different elements of the Utah environment found in this hike.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Great hike and nicely shaded. Rock scramble to the top. So beautiful the whole way! We saw a few wild turkeys along the way too. Overall great hike not too hard.

Did this hike for the first time August 14th, 2019. a beautiful hike with stellar views! However, please be careful as we came across a massive 5-6 foot rattlesnake on the trail on our way back down from the lookout. also, use the map of trail from this app because you might not notice the lookout trail. It's a bit overgrown and to the right. The views though, WOW.

Hiked to Mt. Raymond on 8/10/19 w. nephew. Trail was nice, some scrambling as described in earlier posts. Took 2hrs30mins to summit. 2 hour descent. Raymond summit takes about 20 minutes less than Gobblers Knob summit. No moose or any other wildlife today. Trail was pretty busy.

Beautiful hike with amazing views! Great for kids. Waterfall at the beginning on the trail. Not very difficult at all.

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