The "Y" Mountain Trail

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The "Y" Mountain Trail is a 6.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. 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
6.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3438 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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wild flowers

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5 days ago

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10 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

It's a decent trail and a hike I've done several times over the last 30 years. It's pretty steep and there's no shade. The markers are nice though so you can see your progress.

hiking
11 days ago

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11 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

I really do not like this trail. It is hot and ugly. BYU sucks, and there are better hikes with better views that aren't much further. Try Sqaw peak or Buffalo Peak (if you have kids).
If you are adamant on doing this hike, keep going up past the top of the Y. There is a pretty decent trail and it will put you in some shade and give you a better view.

hiking
17 days ago

17 days ago

Hard hike-but the view from the top is awesome!!

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

The hike turned into a trail run in cargo shorts. It's not as difficult as people think it is, you just need to keep from going during the heat of the day. Pretty much no shade cover which can intensify the hike. I went extremely late in the evening and it was fine.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
23 days ago

I like to hike to the Y when I'm wanting a good workout but I wouldn't recommend it if you are wanting to enjoy nature. The trail is not pretty, but you do get views of Provo all the way up. I've never done the full hike that continues past the Y. If you want even better views of the valley, hike Squaw Peak or Mt Timpanogos.

trail running
23 days ago

Most other reviews are not for the Y mountain trail that is described above. Most speak of only the first 1.1 miles of the trail to the painted "Y" on the mountain and not the trail the leads to the overlook near the top of Wahdahhekawee. Also, it should be noted that the trail described does not take you to the actual summit, but to a false summit. There is no defined trail to the actual summit, rather you must shwack to the East for 10 minutes off the main trail to get to the actual summit.

hiking
26 days ago

A relatively short hike, but since it is so steep, it takes a little more time to hike. Wouldn't recommend going when the sun is strongest (there really isn't much shade). The view is fantastic, though! A must visit!

26 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

I love hiking the "Y" because it is a great work out with a beautiful view! Definitely recommend hiking this trail in the evening, there is little to no shade. Benches are scattered along the trails switch backs. 7/22/2017

hiking
1 month ago