Mount Wire from Pioneer Park

HARD 11 reviews

Mount Wire from Pioneer Park is a 3.7 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2076 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Mt. Wire is one of the prominent foothill peaks due east of downtown Salt Lake City. Atop Mt. Wire is an old airway beacon, which you can climb should you desire an extra 25 feet of elevation. While Mt. Wire is a relatively low elevation peak, it is an outstanding spring hike of over 2,000 vertical feet with incredible views in every direction, rampant wildflowers, and wildlife that includes the occasional rattlesnake or mountain lion. In most years the peak can be hiked free of snow in April, and is an excellent tune up for the bigger mountains. This is the shorter of the two trails to the peak

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

A great view at the top and definitely an experience if your willing to brave the rickety old metal tower. Very fun hike and not too extremely difficult.

1 month ago

If you get tired of the living room, this is a good one.

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1 month ago

3 months ago

Hike to Mt Wire on this trail. It's steep, but not horrible. Then came down through the living room trail and jogged. To me that and jogging on the shoreline trail back to the car is what made it fun. I plan on doing this hike again. Great workout!

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

5 months ago

Went up the Livingroom side and down the incredibly steep side and I don't recommend it. At times I was doing the crab. I'm thinking that there must be an easier way down other than going back the Livingroom way. Anyone know? Yikes.

5 months ago

Steep going up, steep going down, great views of SLC and beyond

hiking
Friday, October 28, 2016

Nice little peak. This trail is VERY steep. I came up the living room side and down the steep side which made for a nice loop.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Except for the lower section it's a steep climb to the top with great views. There are many trails and trail junctions all around the lower section but I have a recorded track from the Wasatch Mountain club that help me from taking the wrong trail. Used the map editor on the web and downloaded the track to follow on my smartphone while recording my own track.