Jacks Mountain

HARD 131 reviews

Jacks Mountain is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no shade

There are a couple false peaks and my friend almost stepped on a rattlesnake so be careful up there! Tons of fun and gorgeous, just make sure you have enough water cause it is hot.

hiking
9 days ago

Difficult climb up but has an awesome view from the top.

12 days ago

Difficult climb, but the view is great. There are a few spots where the trail is harder to spot (over some craggy rocks), but it's easy to figure out where to go. I would rate this as difficult. I'm not in that great of shape, but was able to manage it with enough rests on the way up. There is no shade on the trail, and you'll need plenty of water.

hiking
20 days ago

Ok for all you hikers who arent super fit or a trail runner ( i am neither of those but i love to hike) this is a hard trail, but doable if you take your time, break as often as you need to :) Bring plenty of water, energy snacks, trekking poles and wear GOOD hiking boots. You have to go down what you go up lol. (and please dont compare yourself to others on the trail..do it for you!)

Tough climb but worth it. It was very windy the day we went which made it a little extra challenging. You'r fully exposed on this trail the entire hike so check the weather and be prepared. Gorgeous views of valley. Bring water and wear good shoes, lots of loose rock on descent.

1 month ago

Good workout with a nice view

hiking
1 month ago

Quick loop with about 1500ft of vertical of climbing. Currently the trail is 90% dry. Little mud towards the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep and quick. Nice little workout in under and hour. Decent payoff for the amount of work

1 month ago

Solid workout, great views!

1 month ago

Great hike, you can reach the top within an hour or so and hop back down. Trail was dry.

3 months ago

Great hike with amazing views of the Valley. Great workout and worth making it all the way to the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Love this hike. It's very rewarding, steep and strenuous. Great workout! There was hardly any snow last week amd we didn't use spikes.

hiking
3 months ago

The headlamp hike to Jacks Mt last weekend was good. I love the tributes at the summit. Heart warming stuff. I decided to proceed to the to the ridge line behind to the east. WORST MILE EVER. I ran out of deer trails altogether and found out that rocks are hard and shins are softer. My own mistake. Socked in at the top so no payoff. I'll turn around after summiting Jacks next time.

3 months ago

pretty decent hike to make you lose your breath and keep you winded, but in the end it's an amazing hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty muddy this time of year, including icy patches. I did wear my MicroSpikes for better grip. It's worth the climb to the top, especially to watch a storm front roll in. This valley is even more amazing from above! The Buddha shrine and mail boxes at the top make it even more entertaining.

4 months ago

Great hike. Short but strenuous. Awesome cardio on a time crunch.

hiking
6 months ago

Really rewarding night hike. Lightly traveled right now.

hiking
6 months ago

Seriously a bit*h of an ascent, but worth it once you come to the summit.

6 months ago

Great hike for cardio. View at the top is awesome!

hiking
6 months ago

Good, short hike. would rate as medium difficulty. Great views!!

hiking
7 months ago

5

7 months ago

Steep and fun to climb! We saw a baby rattle snek so be aware! The views were absolutely stunning!

trail running
7 months ago

This one is a leg burner for sure. The trail is easy to follow and the views are pretty great. You gain elevation fast! The monument to Jack is heart warming.

7 months ago

Loved this hike! Very rewarding at the top :)

hiking
7 months ago

This is a can't miss for gorgeous views of Salt Lake City. It is very exposed so bring plenty of water on a warm day. There are some slick spots as well so trekking poles might assist with confidence when you are on the return trip. For a more in depth description with photos, take a peek at my blog post:

https://www.kelseykagan.com/home/2017/9/21/jacks-mountain

8 months ago

Short and steep. Great views from the top and the most tender little memorial. Plan on spending some time at the summit reading and/or writing in the journals ❤️

hiking
9 months ago

I used to hike this mountain in the 80's. I'm now 64 and this was my first time back up in 29 years. Steep, fast climb and worth every step. Found the memorial to little Jack Edwards on top and it added a whole new dimension to this hike. I buried a time capsule on the summit with my kids in 1989 but couldn't find it. I love this hike!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Trying to get back in shape and this was one of my first hikes since the trailhead is walkable from my home. Very steep heading up, with some slippery spots but as others have mentioned, worth the effort.

hiking
10 months ago

Jack's peak was quick, hot, and gorgeous! There was a little shrine at the top where you could write in a journal, look out into the Salt Lake Valley, and reflect. Awesome hike - looking forward to doing it again!

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