Explore the most popular views 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.

Incredible views at sunset and a wonderful view of the valley the whole way! Killer uphills, and even harder since this was one of my first hikes of the season. Be ready for a workout and some sore legs. Probably best to do before it gets too hot considering there is very minimal coverage.

hiking
11 hours ago

Hiked this trail yesterday and had a blast! Bring extra water if your going to the top. I brought a Sawyer Squeeze and filled up at the creek on the way up and down. It’s all big boulders. and jagged rocks after the creek so get ready to climb!
The way down was more difficult than the way up in my opinion. My feet were killing me after the first 30 minutes of the steep decent..
Beautiful combination of desert and forest trail. The first half is great for trail running and hiking.

This has been the best training peak I’ve been on. If you want to challenge your cardio and push yourself. Very rewarding at the top but sad to say going downhill is even more difficult. Great for training, but choose the east side if you want a somewhat leisure but still difficult hikeZ

Great view.

We wanted to hike the East trail(moderate one) but ended up at this(Damn you google maps ) . It’s a steep hike and a never ending trail(at least that’s how I felt). I wouldn’t recommend this to a beginner. Carry lots of water.

Still some snow near the top on 5/26/2018, lots of flowers down below. I'd disagree with the moderate rating though. I thought it was pretty hard. It took me six hours and I was pooped when we got back to the car.

on Reynold's Peak

hiking
1 day ago

Almost missed the trail, but I pulled out my AllTrails app and got back on track to make it up to the peak. I was the only one on this trail and the only one on the peak. I started my hike at 6:30 am to avoid the crowds, and I had the mountain all to myself. There was a bit of snow on parts of the trail, but nothing that should stop anyone from trying this one out.

Good workout but not fun if the sun is beating down on you (I went at 5 pm in 85+ degrees). Only go in the morning.

Great hike. May is my favorite tjme of the year to hike this trail. Saw a rattlesnake cross the trail about 3 feet in front of me. Snake was 3/4 of the way from the trailhead to the stream.

I took the loop counterclockwise, descending down the northern leg. Spicy! Haha. My GPS clocked the hike at 5.2 miles RT, with 3,325 ft of elevation gain. 2.5 hours up with plenty of breaks for water and pictures, didn't hang out at the top because of all the flies, and 1.5 hours down. I carried 2 liters of water and drank all of it. A little jogging at the end kept the trip under 4 hours. :)

Gorgeous, steep hike! Aspens don’t have leaves yet at the top, so waiting a couple weeks would provide a bit more greenery, but most of the hike was green and lovely. Awesome views, and great hiking so much of the way next to the stream. Saw many beautiful birds, a moose with two babies, and deer next to the path. Also bagged Circle All Peak on the way up.

Great condition. No ice. Didn't see a bear.

Tough trail. Very steep most of the way including a good amount of scrambling at the top. 3.5 miles to the top. Some road noise until you get about 2 miles up. Great views. No snow or ice on the trail as of 5/13. Tiny bit of snow at the summit.

hiking
7 days ago

OMG! I ended up on this trail instead of Butler Fork Loop, and I almost made it to the top. What stopped me? The snow as I ascended the first false summit. Great hike!

Great trail! Marvelous views of the valley! Lots of Cypress trees and the stream is a great spot to stop for lunch =)

I'm one for a challenge, and this route to the peak will definitely give you a workout. It's quite a steady incline the entire way up through gravelly rock at the beginning, and ending with a semi rock scramble. Great views the entire way. I'll be back!

on Butler Fork Loop

hiking
9 days ago

I love how few people you see while hiking up the 'long way' (as I call it). I usually go all the way to dog lake for a picnic lunch before hiking back down the 'short way'. The views on the trail are stunning and I've seen moose everytime I've hiked this trail.

hiking
12 days ago

I walk or run this trail almost every week with my dog. The trail is steep at the beginning but mellows out for the remainder. Gorgeous views for the whole hike and you can often walk along this trail not seeing a single soul. Its the perfect little quite, quick hike with amazing views.

Just finished Neffs Canyon to Thanes Peak with a friend and my dog. The trail was steep and rocky with spots where you will have to walk through the stream. Its a beautiful trail with little snippets of the Salt Lake Valley peaking through the trees and a truly amazing view if you can get to the ridge or peak. It is still quite snowy right after the meadow and can be slippery and soft in places, use caution. We were both in good hiking boots and made it through the snow. we were also able to find and uncover the spring near the top of the trail. it seems we were the first to drink from the ice cold spring this year! A really rewarding and underrated hike but not for the faint of heart!

hiking
12 days ago

Only went up about 2 miles and then hit snow on the trail. We turned back because we had intended to be on Desolation Trail! But it was beautiful the whole way and completely in shade. I’d like to do this one again and finish it.

Always a favorite. Not much snow until you get about .5 mile below the pass. It is easy to get off the trail here (but that won't matter in a few weeks). The ridgeline to the summit was over 5ft of snow and I was wishing I had some snowshoes. A couple of postholes later and we made it to the summit. One of my favorite Wasatch summits.

trail running
18 days ago

Awesome trail but pretty much a full incline for 3.5 miles to the top. The very top is basically a rock climb with little or no signs of a trails. But the views make it worth it! I got just under 7 miles on my watch to the top and back. I would suggest bringing some sort of hydrations and maybe some bars, it is not a quick one!

hiking
18 days ago

Can hear the highway for a majority of the hike. The hike itself is a nice set of switchbacks but there is very little listening to nature done on this hike

hiking
19 days ago

Excellent trail, and difficult. Round-trip to and from the saddle took about 5 hours for me (I am 61 years old). My 9 y.o. Swiss Mountain dog made it too, but she was very hot at the end! Go at sunrise if you are hiking with a doggie! I saw a rattlesnake on the trail too, so be aware. All in all, a great trail for training!

hiking
19 days ago

Fantastic hike, I highly recommend. Difficulty gets progressively harder as you ascend. Incredible views up top. Snow is all but gone, no more need for spikes or yak trax. Amazing views of the valley, and Antelope island/ Great Salt Lake in the distance. Bring a minimum of 2 liters of water per person. Dog friendly, the trail crosses a couple of streams canines can drink from mid way up the trail.

Easy...after crossing the road, take the path to the left. You’re going to have to cross the large log and then the waterfall is right in front of you

Great hike today, definitely a leg burner! Great views at the top!

Still a lot of deep snow once you get up high. Turned around because I began post holing (knee deep or more) and didn’t want to deal with it. Would be better in June I bet.

hiking
22 days ago

Very strenuous hike that leads to an amazing view. There is a little bit of ice and mud towards the end. Make sure to wear sunscreen because there is not much shade!

hiking
22 days ago

This was such a challenging hike! It was worth it but I am in awe of all the trail runners who zipped up and down this trail so quickly. Bring lots of water and spikes, I did the hike without putting them on but there is still some snow and ice at the top.

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