Jacks Mountain is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.
Short but steep hike. Keep in mind you are going up about 1500 feet in the space of less than two miles. A good hike with a meaningful dedication at the end.
It was a little hard to find the trail head, there are alot of different little trails at the beginning. When u park at the end of Lakeline, go to the east side by the benches and keep heading east. You can take the steeper trail to the left hidden in the trees or you can go up to the No Trespassing sign and turn left. I got a little turned around but basically just keep heading straight for that radio/cell tower thing (which is about the 1/2 way point FYI) and you will get there. :) Hard steep hike but I made it up in 44min. going pretty slow. Have fun!
Great hike with amazing views at night!! Took us about an hour in the dark the base of the trail has been hiked a lot but yes it is the steep trail going straight up!
15 minutes from home to trailhead and 55 minutes to the top of a mountain with a great view of Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake and the Oquirrh Mountains on the other side of the valley. Yes the trail is very steep and the hard rating is justified especially if you are relatively new to hiking. The trail is very easy to follow except in a couple of rocky places. The sunset was absolutely spectacular tonight and it was difficult to keep the eyes on the trail.
Hard but worth it!
Great views, quick elevation gain.