Mount Olympus Trail

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Mount Olympus Trail is a 6.6 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4186 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

over grown

rocky

scramble

Climb 4,000 feet on this great trail to fantastic views over the Wasatch Valley and Salt Lake City. This is a steep, Class 3, climb up 4,000 to the top of a peak with great views over Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. You will be surprised at how abruptly you leave the bustling city below and find yourself high in an alpine environment. This is a good peak for budding mountaineers to start with.

12 hours ago

pretty steep trail. nice views

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23 hours ago

Went up yesterday. Left at 6AM. 3 hrs up. 2.5 hrs down. 2L of water was plenty. Awesome hike. Awesome view. Fun scramble near the top.

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3 days ago

5 days ago

Hard but worth it! Would definitely do it again!! The view of the SL valley is incredible.

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6 days ago

7 days ago

Definitely one of the hardest in Utah. MAKE sure you take more than two liters of water and a snack. Well worth it

7 days ago

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8 days ago

This trail will take it out of you. It's like climbing 12.5k steps up then back down. 1st 1.5mi consistent full stride climb, nxt 1.5mi is steeper w/ lots of stepping up/over, last stretch is a STEEP sketchy scramble. Views are amazing! Bring 3L water!!

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15 days ago

A tough hike but the views are definitely worth it. Bring lots of water (I went through 3L) and some snacks which will really help to boost your energy. Pretty steep going up but there are some flatter portions too. Last 1/2 mile you'll be using all fours to climb up the rocks. Would definitely recommend starting early in the morning to avoid the heat.

15 days ago

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16 days ago

Beautiful views at the top and an enjoyable work out on the way up! Saw some moose today so that was fun!

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16 days ago

Amazing trail - doable in under 4 hrs RT if you are fit an altitude acclimated. Last 3/4 of a mile pretty steep. I'm 64 and did RT in 3:30.

16 days ago

TOUGH! But totally worth it. We did round trio in about 9 hours including about an hours break at the top. We were kind of slow, but for an experienced hiker it can be done in about 6 hours easily.

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18 days ago

Great hike!