Mount Aire Trail

HARD 135 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
1945 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.

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

hiking
7 days ago

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

8 days 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
25 days 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.

28 days 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.

6 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
6 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.

7 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.

7 months ago

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

7 months ago

Very short but very steep. Definitely hard rated.

7 months ago

Really pretty! Great views. A little tough

hiking
8 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
8 months ago

Wow that was tough but a great workout!!!

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

quick and pretty, though rather direct at times

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

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.

11 months ago

Steep, shaded, challenging, beautiful. Hiked at sunset last night. At the top you can see the Uintahs, Mt Olympus, Kennecott, Antelope Island. Did see on rattlesnake. Keep an eye out.

hiking
11 months ago

This was an awesome hike. The gate is closed to cars until July 1st, so know that you need to walk a couple miles up the road to get to the trailhead, but it's a stunning hike the whole way up. Definitely not for the faint hearted. It's absolutely not easy, but doable if you're in at least decent shape! I definitely recommend this hike!

hiking
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Late season snow today. Pretty

hiking
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Started road closed sign. A bit muddy up top but safe. Perfect day.

hiking
Monday, May 01, 2017

Reached summit with my son today. 1.5 mile hike from parking to the trailhead. Trail is steep and muddy for the first 1/2. Snow and watery trails to the summit. Plan on getting very wet, muddy and tired this time of year.

hiking
Sunday, April 23, 2017

Attempted with family this weekend. Took the pipeline trail to this trail head ( 3 miles ) and this trail was good for about 3/4 of a mile. Then ice and snow covered the trail. Ended up turning back, and will wait till the snow melts a bit more. Took road back to the car, and that has ice/snow for about 1/4 mile of the 1.5 miles to the parking.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

FYI 1.5 miles before you reach the trail head there is a gate that doesn't open until July 1. Rode was still completely covered in packed icy snow about 1/4 mile up from the gate. I was looking to move more quickly last night so I decided to wait and do this hike later in the season. The trail it self might not be snowy. Unsure. Also there was a sign saying a cougar was seen along the road just the day before.

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great Hike. Was pretty muddy though from the melt. Still fun and some awesome views

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