Mount Wolverine via Catherine Pass Trail

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Mount Wolverine via Catherine Pass Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

3.8 miles
1,427 feet


nature trips

rock climbing


bird watching




wild flowers





no dogs

There is a $6 fee to park at the trailhead.

5 months ago

Started from LCC side, took the ski lift up to parking lot. Trail is in great shape, up to the pass. At the pass, head straight West ( from the sunset peak trail ). Few sketchy spots near the first false summit area. Then a much better trail to the actual summit.

6 months ago

Great morning hike done in 2.39 hrs with two long stops at the top of Tuscarora and Wolverine. Trail is very visible and easy to follow for experienced hikers with basic navigation skills.

7 months ago

Great hike although Mileage and difficulty is definitely wrong. Rock climbing began right after the lake. We were attacked by mosquitos and repellent did not work. Keep in mind there is now a $6.00 fee to park at the trail head. My advice is to Start early, pace yourself, and prepare to climb rocks the last bit of the way and prepare for closer 5-7 miles round trip

11 months ago

Did this as a giant loop of the ridge line around Brighton. The views from the top can hardly be beat. It’s hard to climb a peak in the northern Wasatch and not just see SLC or Heber/Midway from the top, so it was nice to climb a mountain and just see more mountains and lakes. Did this the first week of July and there was some snow but nothing unmanageable

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Nice views. Can also be hiked from Brighton

Monday, October 09, 2017

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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Beautiful views

Sunday, July 02, 2017

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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

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.

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!

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