Mount Van Cott Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Mount Van Cott Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1148 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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Not many people on this trail which made it really nice. Golden hour is where it is at, because there is no shade.

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5 months ago

Really hot - great views of the valley. Didn't take very long. Trail is pretty good and there aren't any really really steep parts, but there's a good steady incline all the way to the top. Great quick afternoon/morning hike.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

I actually accessed the Mount Van Cott trail from one of the several Red Butte trails- there is a trail that goes up the south/SW side of the big hill just north of the Red Butte Gardens. This hill was the steepest part of the hike and I had to be careful in my descent- the trail was a bit "gravelly" at this point and I used some vegetation for my foot stops. All in all a nice quick trail for a good morning workout or a good way to de-stress after school/work. Great views of the U and the rest of SLC on the way up. Once on the summit, the view to the south is especially beautiful with Lone Peak off in the distance.
I finished the trail round trip in about an hour.

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