Mount Aire Trail

HARD 157 reviews

Mount Aire Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,945 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

The trail climbs steeply the entire way. The summit is really a long ridge and have view of parts of Salt Lake city, Parley's Canyon, Lambs Canyon and of course Mill Creek Canyon where the trail starts. If you want to hike this trail prior to July 1st you have to either walk up the road 3 miles or take the pipeline trail because of a gate at Maple Grove that closed the road for winter.

hiking
8 days ago

We went on a really smoky day and missed a lot of the views. The trail is pretty steep the whole way up, but not brutal. The views from the peak are awesome! Totally cool hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Even though the valley is hot, this trail is very shaded and cool all the way to the saddle. The switch-backs up to the "summit" are more exposed. Be aware of rattlesnakes.. saw only one rattling away at us (consider keeping dogs on leash). The view isn't my favorite, but it does provide a beautiful view of Parleys Canyon. Happy Hiking!

(4 miles round trip)

1 month ago

Took me 1.25 up and 45 minutes down. Beautiful views of Millcreek canyon and parleys. Definitely steep the entire way up but a quick and good hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Not sure why this is listed a moderate. I found it to be a nice short and easy hike. It was a cloudy muggy day and we had some sprinkles. At the cairn in the saddle, we took the trail to the south for another view. It was much steeper, but very short and worth the extra 20 minutes.

1 month ago

Beautiful wildflowers everywhere, and plenty of shade as long as you get an early start.

1 month ago

Sharp right turn as soon as you reach the saddle that allows for views of the Great Salt Lake.

1 month ago

Hiked in February.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful views for the second half of the hike all the way to the top! It’s a steep incline all the way up but well worth it. The wildflowers were blooming today and the trail was clear and dry.

This was absolutely gorgeous, wildflowers blooming, and clear, dry trail all the way up.

hiking
3 months ago

No snow, no people on the trail, and great views. Love having a trail all to myself this time of year.

3 months ago

Hiked this yesterday. Everything is so green and the wildflowers are out! We didn’t run into any snow and we didn’t see anyone else on the trail. Amazing views! We went to the peak and it is worth the extra effort past the viewpoint. The gate is still closed to drive up to the trailhead so it adds on about 1.3 miles just to get there but so worth it to not have crowds!

hiking
3 months ago

We hiked from 3 miles down to Aire trail head on the pipeline trail. Once you get in shade there are patches of snow that mixed with mud has made the hike up a bit hard. We made it to the flat spot between peaks. The last bit is terrible! I would just stay on the pipeline trail for a few more weeks.

3 months ago

Trial is dry and very little snow left. only 8 foot piece above the last bridge. Still a little muddy near the saddle. Summit was great views. Remember you need to walk the 1.5 miles up to the trailhead, so round trip is about 7 miles total.

8 months ago

Great hike! Amazing view, you can see right into the salt lake valley. Is pretty steep, but not that long. I tracked a little over 3 miles from the trailhead round trip. Some parts are a little wet, but mostly still dry.

hiking
9 months ago

So beautiful!! Really muddy today and the road is closed which adds an extra 3 miles (RT) to the hike but worth it.

9 months ago

Hiked 10-21-17. The gate to the trailhead is closed for the season so you have to walk 1.5ish miles on the road before reaching trail, adding an additional 3 miles roundtrip. The trail is completely clear of ice and snow, making it a nice later season summit. But since everything is dried up and the leaves are fallen, I imagine it's much more scenic in the Summer or very early Fall.

9 months ago

The trail was muddy in spots. Nice views all the way up. Not a technical trail but steep.

10 months ago

Very short but very steep. Definitely hard rated.

10 months ago

Really pretty! Great views. A little tough

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful up there today. Pretty warm with direct sunlight. Hike took about 1 hr and 15 mins up, roughly 50 down. Very muddy at parts and certainly slippery; would be beneficial to have trekking pools and/or gaiters. Absolutely worth it! No real color changes yet - some faint color sporadically but it definitely isn't peaking for a few days, at least.

hiking
11 months ago

Wow that was tough but a great workout!!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

I always forget how tough it is. With that being said it's a good short power hike!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Short and sweet!! It was a challenge but we were up and down in a couple hours, sweaty and happy!

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great hike. Loved the shade/sun mix. Gorgeous views.

hiking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hiked it on Pioneer day. I thought I was getting on the Pipeline trail, but actuially was on this one. It was extremely steep. Total gained elevation is approximate 1987 ft . I was super glad I didnt quit and go back down there... the views were worth every bit of pain

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiked it in the early morning. Super steep but plenty of shade. The wildflowers were in full bloom. Absolutely gorgeous hike!

Monday, July 24, 2017

quick and pretty, though rather direct at times

hiking
Thursday, July 13, 2017

It took longer than anticipated, about 3 hrs round trip with two dogs. It's gorgeous but hard!

hiking
Friday, July 07, 2017

I sunrise hiked this and it was steep and tough and a lot of the trail wasn't covered so it was hot on the way down. Great view of Parleys and the valley though.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Steepness is moderate but worth noting. It's too hot to do mid-day now....that was my bad. My four year old son walked up this mountain. So....it's doable by most, but it's pretty difficult for an "easy" summit. Features a sunflower field that is just breathtaking.

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