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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.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 1,364 ft Route type Out & Back

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Tyler Fonarow
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HikingGreat!
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Emma Lester
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Running

Good quick hike / run, a little steep towards the top but great summit view of the valley!

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Sierra Johnson
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Hiking

STEEP. should be rated as hard. Pretty view at the top though!

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Chad R
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HikingNo shadeRockyScramble

Keep to the most popular trails with the lowest incline. Otherwise trails are steep in the rocks are jagged. Not a great hike to do after an exhausting day of work

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Chase Adams
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Hiking

I’ve done this hike many times over 15 years. Fewer people because of how steep it can get. Most like to stay on the lower trails in the area. Recently however the U paved the parking lot and you either have to pay for parking or have a U pass. Very sad to see this happen.

James C
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Hiking

Could not figure out where I was supposed to park...

Kayte LaBore
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Hiking

Did part of the trail with my pup! It was great

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Lihuen Zlatohlavek
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Hiking

Fun quick hike! Can be done in less than an hour. Nice views, less busy than other hikes around the valley which is always a plus.

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Jimmy Thren
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Hiking

I like this hike. It’s my second time doing it. I go up near the rocky area and down past the field at the top of the mountain. Did it in hour 20. Passes by 10 or so people. It is straight up, straight down.

rosemary richards
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Hiking

Great chill trail! Good for dogs , nice workout

Carly Mehmen
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HikingNo shade
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Harper Pitts
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RunningNo shade

Mount Van Cott is an awesome trail that you can do in under an hour if you really pushed yourself. there's no snow or ice right now

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Rick Pullman
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Bryan Debbink
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HikingNo shadeRocky

beautiful day. good to get out of the house with kids and dog. definitely hard for the kids after relative inactivity but they loved it by the end. dog found what we're guessing is a small bobcat/mountain lion. lots of stops for rest and water.

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Meagan Benensohn
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Hiking

Decent trail, mostly uphill. Just a bit of snow at the top on 3/17/20. Not my favorite hike- but I did enjoy the view of the valley and close proximity to my house.

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Chris Michaels
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Hiking

Solid trail. A little snow right near the top, but otherwise mostly dried out. Extremely windy on 3/14 which made for a not so fun ascent. Otherwise cool trail. Good for some quick exercise with good views.

Paisley Haze
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HikingNo shadeRocky

It wasn't the best hike I've ever done, but I certainly enjoyed it. The grade virtually does not change as you ascend/descend. I want to go back at a time when there are more wildflowers.

Tracee Brown
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HikingNo shade

beautiful views! we kept going off the trail on accident so we'd take a shortcut to get back to the trail, meaning that we had to climb straight up the hill to get back on course, about twice this happened. I wish we had gone earlier in the summer to see all the flowers they are all dead now.

Erin Toler
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Nice trail. Lots of other trails that connect to it so it’s easy to go off on another path if you aren’t paying attention to the actual trail directions. Halfway up the trail gets narrow so bushes brush up against your legs. Very minimal parking attached to a large parking lot that clearly states no parking. Overall great views and well worth it

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Grant Glimcher
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HikingNo shade
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Gabriella Brown
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RunningOver grown

Overgrown in some places on the way up to the peak, especially near the peak. If you keep following the trail along the ridgeline, plants will be hitting your shins the whole way. Beautiful views though, some wildflowers are still blooming.

Robert Bajorski
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HikingNo shade
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Breck Tuttle
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Hiking

Wonder views of Salt Lake City to the west and snow capped mountains to the south.

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Francesco Barbano
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HikingNo shadeScramble

Easy short trail, perfect if you wanna hike, breath fresh air and enjoy a great view when you don't have to much time to do it (1h 30min

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