Mount Wolverine Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Mount Wolverine Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1499 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

Fantastic trail and incredible views. I tried to summit Mt Wolverine from Brighton about two months ago, but decided to quit when I didn’t have the right footwear. I came back and had another go at it from the Alta side; which is a little easier because the shorter trail. Lots of mud and a little snow; but it is early October. Be warned: the trail gets hard to follow towards the end of summiting, and it becomes a little more of a climb than a hike at times. However; the views are really worth it.

24 days ago

25 days ago

nice peak. not too difficult but definitely harder than it's neighbor sunset peak. beautiful views of little and big cottonwood canyons. views of lots of lakes below you.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful views

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail! As of July 2, 2017, we could drive up the dirt road to the parking lot. There is no parking at the trailhead (about .2 miles away).
After climbing the ridge, the trail opens into a beautiful alpine meadow, and then climbs again to the saddle overlooking Lake Catherine. Up to this point, I would call the trail easy to moderate. From there, the trail is much more difficult. It is both difficult to follow and quite scrambly.
To get to the summit from the saddle, just follow the crest of the ridge up to the first summit, then across the saddle to Mt. Wolverine.
One comment on the "loop": The southern side of the loop, the one to the right as you begin, is marked with a No Trespassing sign partway up the hill. Where it joins the northern side of the loop, there is a sign saying please don't use this trail. Next time, I will just use the left, northern side of the loop, and call it an out-and-back.

hiking
4 months ago

Current distance is 6 miles round trip as the upper road is closed. There is still snow most all of the way. Definitely a hard climb in the snow and trail is mostly covered. Good views of park city, lakes and barely SLC.

hiking
Thursday, July 14, 2016

You can do this route as a out and back or a loop if you follow the track which uses trails not shown on the map. This is an excellent hike with incredible views of Alta, Brighton, Heber Valley, Salt Lake Valley, all the lakes nearby and all the surrounding area. Take it easy if you aren't use to the altitude. Dogs are not allowed because of watershed. This is moderate to difficult for most hikers but not too hard if you take your time. During July and August the wildflowers are beautiful and the photography is excellent. Plan on taking a bit more time than the distance would suggest since it is up and down hill and there are many places to rest and enjoy the view!