Mount Olympus Trail is a 12.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Midvale, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length12.9 kmElevation gain1278 mRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyHikingForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsOver grownRockyScrambleSnow
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org 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 ft. 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. Off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and/or that there may be poor cell reception in this area.

Directions: To find the trailhead head along Wasatch Blvd to about 0.25 mi north of the Tolcate Hills Road. The trailhead has a big brown sign indicating Mount Olympus.

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camden daniels
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Good

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Zac Watne
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while you do not necessarily need spikes it is highly advised after the stream crossing

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Jacob Barker
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Quin M
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HikingIcyMuddyScrambleSnow

Beautiful and epic, took us a total of 6hrs. Bring spikes!

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Miri Park
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Jeremy V
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You'll eventually need your spikes. Very icy in spots.

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Renee Yeoman
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HikingIcy

Not my favorite in the Wasatch. You can hear the freeway almost the entire time plus views of the valley for much of the hike which I don’t prefer. That said it was a definite must do. Harder than expected but the last mile made it worth it, very beautiful. The Boulder scramble at the top is not for everyone. Took me 5.5 hours round trip.

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Noah Martens
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Amazing Hike!! First person to top in morning after 3” snow. Crampons are necessary for safety! Had a Bon ViV Seltzer with another hiker at top, WHAT A MEMORY Try and beat my time!!!

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Jonathan Lauser
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Excellent hike. Well worth the effort.

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Christopher Swanson
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Michael Benson
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Steep. Amazing views. Wear spikes.

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Joseph Falzetti
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Views. First real hike Ive ever been on. it takes 2 hours to reach the summit. Make sure you take the extra time and effort to reach the real summit, the one with the mailbox, its worth it. climb the big rock face to the left through the trees. I didnt wear spikes and was fine on the way up but slipped on the way down.

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Kevin Eassa
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Brutal, but very rewarding. Poles and spikes are a must, but I didn’t bring a helmet or axe and was perfectly fine. 4 hours car to car

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Chris Wadsworth
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HikingIcy

Unless you’re some ultra running freak, this hike is tough! Trail conditions aren’t great right now, lots of spikes/no spikes decisions and slippery on the scramble. You’ll suffer, but the summit is worth it.

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Stephen Craig
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The first 2 1/2 miles were mostly clear without snow. The last mile was snowy and icy. I used spikes, but not snowshoes. Absolutely gorgeous views of the city and the sunset at the top. Very steep the whole way.

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Jeremiah Cheung
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Not easy. It took about six hours for the round trip.

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Tyler Howe
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This has never been my favorite hike because of how steep and exposed it is. I may have just been hiking it in the wrong season. Winter gives it a bit of a surreal feel, and at least half the trail was snow/ice free. For the part that’s not, you’ll want micro spikes, but that is definitely all that was needed.

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Ray Anderson
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Good as always, steep tho. It's a fun hike and good climb at the end.

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Justin Bright
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Great hike! The scramble was challenging in the snow but rewarding and do able. The powder was slick on the way down, my yaktrax didn't get much grip at all. Amazing hike overall

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Jackson Oliver
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RunningIcy

Very slippery today with the new snowfall we got, but I still give it four stars for some phenomenal views on the way up! The summit was tricky to get to with limited visibility, so I could see it being a nice spring or summer time hike/run.

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redd b
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Nikole Thayne
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Jacklyn Hallett
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Very steep, a little icy at top. Beautiful views at top

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Trent Lindsey
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Alana Babington
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Great hike! Icy for about half. Highly recommend micro spikes or poles. Awesome views!

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Zachkary Burton
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Great hike very steep

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Kevin Worwood
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HikingIcyMuddyRockyScrambleSnow

Great hike with amazing views at the top and along the way. The elevation gain is pretty serious, but the reward is worth it. The bottom part of the trail was dry. There is a stretch towards the top that has some snow/ice/mud. It is doable, but quite slippery in spots.

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