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Mount Aire Trail

HARD 317 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

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

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. Note: If you want to hike this trail prior to July 1st you have to either walk up the road (adding 3 miles roundtrip) or take the pipeline trail - gate at Maple Grove closes in the winter.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Today was my first time on this beautiful trail! Knee deep snow in some parts. We had spikes on our snow boots, I don’t think you can hike this in the snow without spikes. Also, add an extra 1.25 (mile) each way to hike in from the gate to the trail head. Views were incredible!

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Great hike! 10/2019 We started at about 9am there was a little snow from a previous storm earlier in the week which made the first half of the hike muddy on the way down. But the earlier you start the trail was a little frozen so it's definitely better to get an early start. Great views at the top and it is uphill pretty much the entire way. Fewer people earlier and more showed up as we took in the view from the top. Overall an awesome hike and I could see myself doing it again in the future.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

The leaves were beautiful. Perfect out and back with my dog. We even saw a moose just off the trail. A little steep at times but so worth it. Started at 9am and only saw two others on the trail.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice uphill climb, quiet and serene, lot of people. Wear pants, bring jacket, water and snacks.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

Steep but pretty. ALSO: I GOT MY CAR BROKEN INTO AT THIS TRAILHEAD. BEWARE. Lock busted, 3 credit cards stolen. If anyone else was here 9/15 from 12-4pm, check and make sure you didn’t have anything stolen.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty steep, 50/50 mix of sun and shade. Nice views, would do again

hiking
2 months ago

Someone tried to break into my car. Busted lock, but door remained locked. Kind of wish I left it unlocked because $350 to replace lock vs an old sleeping bag the person could have had! Trail is ok. Probably nicer now with aspen on the opposite mountainside. Somewhat steep. Most people use it for training. Recent pics: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/09/29/hikes-in-mill-creek-canyon/

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike with good elevation gain. The view at the top is spectacular. You can see lambs canyon on one side and the Great Salt Lake on the other side. The trail after the saddle is somewhat over-grown but still manageable. There weren’t many people on the trail at all, it made me wonder if it was because of the hard rating. Don’t let that scare you off. It’s a good climb with lots to see. After the hike we crossed the street and walked up a bit and found a great place to soak our feet.

hiking
2 months ago

Aggressive bear in area signs are out, may want bear spray just in case. We had no signs or tracks of any but better safe than eaten. Lots of scrub oak so I recommend long pants for protection. Not too steep, just slow steady uphill push. Great views all around. Enjoy!!

2 months ago

Didn’t make it up due to a big storm rolling in and feeling too exposed up on that top section. Got hailed on during the decent!

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Hot & sunny. Great views of Mount Olympus, Kennecott copper mine, the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, and Parleys.

hiking
3 months ago

She’s small but fierce! Amazing view at the top I feel like I could see all the way to Idaho from up there!

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail, on my GPS from the parking lot to summit was 4mi, 1,800ft elevation gain. It is a steady steep climb, and the trail does narrow to overgrown bushes but all in all a great trail. Would recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail with a stunning view and open to dogs. However, it was a lot steeper than I thought so prepare for that

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful trail. I didn't have much time so wanted something relatively short but with reasonable elevation gain - this was perfect! Took me about 2.5 hours total including time at the top enjoying the views and some stops for pictures along the way.

hiking
3 months ago

I agree with others - I was worried about the steep grade of this hike. However, it didn’t feel that bad and it seemed to be longer (so less elevation gain per mile). I went at a steady pace with plenty of water breaks and did well. I had a small breakfast and snack at the top, which was fine. Great for pups! Would recommend longer pants, as the path is thick with brush (though clearly visible). I was more comfortable that way. Didn’t use hiking poles, though I suppose you could. May be difficult to maneuver at times given the brush on the sides of the trail. Shade on and off until you get closer to the top. You’ll reach a big fork at one point. Go right and follow the map.

3 months ago

Still some wildflowers on the trail. It took me around 2 hours top to bottom. I would guess it’s more like 4 miles instead of 3. A good, steep, hike

hiking
3 months ago

I was nervous about how steep this is per the stats, but I think the trail is maybe just a tad longer than advertised, so it's closer to the 1000ft/mile grade. If you can do Mount Wire on one of the trailheads coming up from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail, you can do this. The trail actually gets easier from the saddle, because the switchbacks don't have any crazy steep parts. An early start means some peaceful solitude on the expansive peak, with nice cool breezes.

hiking
3 months ago

Super steep the entire way. I was happy to call it good when I reached saddle, not knowing if that was the end or not. Apparently it wasn’t! Still spectacular views from the saddle.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Steeper than I was expecting. Somewhat overgrown and very little shade at the switchbacks above the saddle. That said, it’s a nice view from the top. Decent short hike if you’re in the area.

hiking
over grown
3 months ago

Little overgrown. Wish I wore pants instead of shorts but the scratches on my legs were worth it for the views. My dog and I had a wonderful time.

hiking
bugs
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

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