Explore the most popular Dogs On Leash 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.

no shade
1 day ago

This is a great hike with amazing views. Earlier today was a mix of dirt, mud, snow pow, deep snow and slush! I will definitely be doing it again with my hiking poles and in the spring & summer!

Good hike. The trail was deeply etched because the Wasatch Hiking club went up earlier. The view was good from this minor Wasatch peak.

trail running
no shade
16 days ago

Great smaller practice peak if you wanna do shorter periods for mountaineering training in winter. Great for trail running or simply just super fitness. More of a slog in winter but can be a quickie in summer. Doesn't ever flatten out and is really good for cardio and increasing VO2 max (I'm trying to sound smart here....so...). Anyway hard but rewarding. The view and eating out afterwards are definitely worth it.

I hiked yesterday before reading the reviews. Hiked all the way with trail running shoes with very little grips. Not a good idea.

Last week of February but there is a lot of snow on the trail. Very challenging due to ascension almost 1500 feet each mile. Highly recommend to use micro spike and/or nice pair of waterproof hiking shoes along with hiking poles to come down. Beautiful view of the Mt Olympus and part of wasatch as well as great view of Salt Lake City. It’s absolutely worth it getting to the peak.

Phone died but completed the summit in at 4:40 pm

Hiked before a snowstorm hit on December 30th. Kind of wish I’d taken the East trail as the West seemed to have deeper snow..It was a slog through all of the snow and definitely would recommend setting aside 3-4 hours at least in the winter to summit. Powder levels at the summit were almost 4 feet and deeper in some areas so you really have to watch your step and the coming back down was slippery. Microspikes and waterproof spray for boots/water resistant boots are a must this time of year. Want to hike in the summer now.

I planned to hike the church fork route from the east, but did not specify to Google maps, which took me to this trailhead. With limited time before my flight left, I decided to go for it. It was unrelentingly steep for sure, but not overwhelmingly. The afternoon sunlight on the golden grass and city view made it worth it. The east route was likely cold in the shade. Being from Michigan, a handful of breaks were need to catch my breath. It was a cool experience, but will likely explore other options the next visit to SLC.

Great views at the top, tough going getting there. SO STEEP, but I would still recommend. I went up around 4:30 and came down just in time to see the sun setting.

The trail was a bit muddy in places but still very hikable in late October. Note that the total distance is about 4 miles from the closed gate (out and back) with an elevation gain of about 1,500 ft. Also, this distance does not go to White Fir Pass. Judging from the map attached with this trail, it goes to the first outlook, which is about half the distance to White Fir Pass. This is also a beautiful winter hike if you wear snow cleats.

trail running
4 months ago

Once you get close to the first summit, there's snow but it has been tramped down and isn't really a problem. I was running and it wasn't very slippery. More positive still, the recent snow/rain has firmed up the trail a bit. (Downside to the West approach to Grandeur? You hear I-80/215 the entire time.)

This trail is rated 'hard' and probably deserves it. I went up it today, Monday Oct 1st. It was extremely windy just below the summit coming down and blew me down once. It rained hard icy rain for about 10 minutes. But all that passed and it was fine the rest of the way down.

Facing the mountain, I took the right-hand path up and same path down. This is the harder path and is a lot of elevation gain in a short climb. You'll definitely get a workout. The footing is also treacherous with loose gravel covering steep surfaces. Be careful, especially coming down.

Nice "short" but challenging hike! I did this one with my SIberian Husky Kaya :-)

Before continuing on to Dog Lake, the trail will veer off left.

It is not a very well defined "trail" at this point so be prepared for about a mile or so of bushwhacking.

It's well worth the effort as the view gives impressive outlook points of Millcreek Canyon and beyond.

Someone needs to come up here with a machete or an Eagle Scout should do a project to make the last ascent to the summit navigable.

This is a beautiful time to go hiking up Millcreek.

The fall leaves are coming into full bloom and the colors are amazing!

Accidentally chose a severely windy morning, nearly blew off the mountain several times on the way down. This was a brutal hike, started at 5:45, got to the top just before 8. The way back was rough for me as well, fell several times due to the winds and the descent. I think this hike deserves a mailbox!!

I really did love this hike. If the sky Is clear you have mountain Views to the east and valley views to the west! It did have some areas of the trail where if I failed to look up I definitely went along the wrong trail as it seems there are some lightly trafficked areas that can pass as trails. The ascent was steep but a great workout and the descent was pretty challenging as well. I consider myself fit and was sore for a few days after. I saw 2 snakes that definitely made me jump but they were otherwise harmless. Definitely more bugs above the tree line but they didn’t bite.

6 months ago

East trail for a quick hike in the evening.

6 months ago

Dogs do not have to be on leash on odd days. Primarily used by Mountain Bikes and open to bikes everyday (most Millcreek trails ban bikes on odd days). Not a good choice for dog hikes, or just people if you don't want to be around a lot of bike traffic.

Dogs do not have to be on a leash on odd days

Dogs do not have to be on leash on odd days

We just finished the loop for the first time. This was a very difficult hike! Constant uphill. The views where incredible though. I highly recommend trekking poles for the decent. Our knees were wrecked afterwards without them. We did see a rattlesnake in the evening right before the loop. It was on the right side of the trail in the brush. it was small, agressive, coiled and not happy we we're walking by. We left it alone and steered clear but I just thought others should be aware.

Most hikers will only go to White Fir Pass, about two miles and 1200 feet up, which is beautiful. About a mile farther up and 800 feet or so is another clearing. Push past that for a bit and you get to the sign for the trail to Alexander Basin. Another half mile and you get to the big traverse that in another half mile or so takes you to Baker’s Pass. It’s a beautiful view into Big Cottonwood. Take a left to Gobblers Knob or a right to Mount Raymond.

trail running
7 months ago

STEEP!!! If you’re looking to gain as much elevation as possible within a short distance, look no further. The trail is ruthless on the ascent and descent if you choose to not do the loop. Save your knees and descend via the loop. Throughout the trail, you have a beautiful view of the city and an even better view from the top. Start early to beat the heat since there isn’t much shade. Overall, decent trail (besides all the snakes).

7 months ago

Beautiful views! A lot of shade, but also a few places with full sun. Many mountain bikers on the trail, which is tricky as some parts are very narrow and really only for one person. I heard rattlesnakes but never saw them. Also passed a large pack of young cub scouts at the trailhead shared with Grandeur — easy to continue on to other trails there. The views are stunning.

Beautiful, mostly shaded trail. The wild flowers are amazing! Dogs are allowed off leash on odd number days. The trail is steep almost the entire trail but the views are worth it. The gate that allows you to park right at the trail head doesn't open until 8 AM, but we parked on the road and walked up to the trail head. There is a $3 fee for each vehicle that you pay as you are exiting Mill Creek Canyon and they accept cards. I would definitely do this hike again! Maybe I'll head back this fall.

We love this hike!!!

Holy hell this is steep. Are you crazy enough to hike this at noon on the day that reaches 100° I hope not. If you’re smarter than me and you to start early in the morning while there is more shade this trail has great views of the valley with occasional spots to stop in the shade at least that’s the first half mile. Stop in the shade and watch a white line and airplane slowly glide across the valley heading north to the airport. 4920-5576 ft. in 1mile.

I had to take approximately 50 breaks on the way up because of the constant ascent. Just straight up, up, up for 2-3 hours depending on your pace. Not to mention the zero shade that the trail offers (Approximately 10 trees with shade in total). The views are absolutely breath-taking though, from start to finish! I definitely recommend doing this early morning or late afternoon or on a day when the sun won't be beating down on you. And wear some good grip hiking shoes as the rubble can be quite slippery!

This was a beautiful hike. Once we found it. Unfortunately when you map this hike through “ALL TRAILS” it has you arrive up Millcreek canyon into a parking area. This hike is off the Terraces road (across the street from the parking area). We walked up the road (up hill all way) to the trailhead. Once to the top the trail is on your left. Follow the trail signs for Bowman Fork Trail. The trail is a slow incline with some flat areas. Once you reach the upper level there are some steeper switchbacks. Over all thoroughly enjoyable.

The equivalent of 2 hours on a stair master, and instead of “looping” we doubled back on the same trail and wrecked our knees. Sad face.
The climb is a challenge; but a good one. There were beautiful birds and wildflowers- that was the best part, but I wouldn’t want to do this hike again unless we took the loop. I recommend going early in the day, as there is little to no shade. Round trip was about 5 hours due to pausing for bird watching, taking in the view and wishing for a flat stretch.

No bikes. The flowers are starting to bloom. I love this hike.

on Pipeline Trail

9 months ago

Did this trail with our four year old and dog - was nice and shady and the trail is easy to stay on. Great views and an overall easy hike for all levels.

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