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
3910 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

snow

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.

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One of the more difficult hikes I’ve done this year! Really nothing crazy other than the 4,100 ft gain in elevation over ~3.3 miles. Trail is somewhat difficult to stick to due to random trails kind of spurting out, but if you stay on the more worm trail, then you’ll be fine. Also recommend paying attention to the map feature with this app/trail so you can double check yourself if you’re unsure.

With all of this said, it’s a gorgeous hike. Great views and the trail is maintained. Highly recommended if you’re looking for a great hike near SLC.

One caveat: may be a bit tough if you don’t have “mountain legs”. Then again, there’s only one way to get them!

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20 days ago

Loved it!! Turn left at the first sign and right at the second sign and then stay on the trail from there! :)

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It’s everything it claims to be. Short and straight up. Trail is well maintained, but out of our own lack of paying attention we walked a mile rt on the BST. Totally our fault, but made a tough hike tougher. Had I followed these instructions we would have saved our legs that extra mile for the last scramble to the peak.

http://www.girlonahike.com/2017/02/hiking-mt-olympus.html?m=1#.WfwJhGhMGEc

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22 days ago

A very difficult hike! 4000 Feet gain in only 3.3 Miles!!

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22 days ago

3.5 starts is my actual rating. Good workout. Great views. The rocks can be gnarly... cracked my foot a few times on some rouge ones. In all, a great hiking experience. On the plus side, it's less than 2 miles from my house.

26 days ago

I've worked less for more in the area.