The "Y" Mountain Trail is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, downhill skiing, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length6.6 miElevation gain3,106 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingSkiingSnowshoeingViewsWildflowersWildlifeSnowNo shade
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Some difficult inclines but nothing too extreme. Be prepared for the weather.

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Reviews (731)
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Recordings (507)
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Megan Taylor
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susannah Cummings
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Hiking

Very icy in spots. The only significant relief from icy spots is in the last mile while still in the trees. Foggy today but the sun came out for a minute during the last section of the climbing.

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Angela Meier
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Hiking

Steep and busy.

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Natasha Ireland
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Hiking

Such a beautiful day for the hike, amazing view of the valley, a tough push but great accomplishment w kids

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Tanner Cook
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Hiking

I think this one is pretty self explanatory cause tons of BYU students hike this, so be ready for a crowd

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Gideon Both
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HikingGreat!No shade

I did this hike a couple years ago and it was a quick steep hike that is kid friendly. The views are good and it is just cool to be on the y.

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Phil Robinson
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Mary Ann Tiemann
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Hiking

A beautiful hike. After you finish hiking the “Y” you continue up to the top of the mountain. Some of the best views I’ve seen from the top. There is about 1/2 to 3/4 mile steep section near the top. This hike is about 8 miles round trip, not 6.6 as All Trails suggests.

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Lori Uresk
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This is a gorgeous hike! The leaves are spectacular right now and the view from the top is amazing!!! My recording is off because I didn't hit record until I got to the top of the Y and my phone died at the peak. It is 6.6 miles and took me 2 hours and 45 minutes round trip. I ran most the way down.

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Liz Myers
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I gave it a 4 stars just because the view at the end is not that great. With that being said, the view on the way to the top is beautiful. Highly suggest doing this hike in the fall. All the different color trees made the constant incline worth it. We only passed 2 people to the top after the actual "Y" on the mountain. It was 1030 on a Wednesday.

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leyla Colina
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Hiking

First time for Ian and me

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Amy Johnson
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Loved it! I’ve been wanting to do this hike for years! So glad I finally did it and so glad I did it with these girls!

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Jenn Oldham
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HikingGreat!

So gorgeous this time of year!!!! Definitely steep 95% of the way but gorgeous once you get around the mountain. I loved it.

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Ashley Baker
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Hard but rewarding!

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Logan Clarke
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Hiking

Great hike, once you get past the Y the trail is immediately much better: more flat, narrow, and surrounded by the beautiful fall trees. The colors are amazing right now!

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Nick Martinez
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Hiking

Nice hike, beautiful colors at the start of fall. Pretty difficult as it's a constant incline, but trail was easy and not technical.

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Lisa Rebman
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Hiking

Beautiful view. Nice steep trail to train for higher altitude hikes.

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Nathan Hadfield
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Rock climbing

Hot at 5:30p, but worth it once you get to the south side of the mountain.

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Kristi Bingham
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Hiking

Took us 45 min up and 30 min down. Go before 9am and it’s shady. Pretty steep switchbacks but the view is really pretty. They added benches and you can’t climb on the Y anymore. Pretty busy.

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Lili Serrano
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George S.
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HikingNo shade

From parking lot to top of the Y is busy and filled with 14+ switchbacks. Once you get past the sandaled masses, the trail gets rocky until you enter a field of wildflowers and aspen. Turn left, steep uphill, a few trail runners, and full sun to the summit. A good fallback plan if, like me, you were planning to summit Maple but had second thoughts after lack of trail (and lots of scat).

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Naia Tauai
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Franklin Pierce
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Go early!

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Lili Serrano
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Perfect hike

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Edward Faber
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HikingGreat!

Very cool

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Kevin Critchfield
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One of our favorite hikes to do. Once you turn the corner around the face of the mountain past the Y, it’s like you’re in a whole new environment. Especially if this is done in early autumn. Beautiful aspens, shrub oak, and meadows. And once you get to the top, the view to the East over the mountains is way cooler than the valley to the west. It is quite challenging though, a steep incline on the way up, almost constantly.

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Emma Burns
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I like this trail. It’s worth the hike up to the Y which I avoid at all costs otherwise. There are always wildflowers and it’s shaded and pretty. Views aren’t the best around but they’re pretty nice. It’s quick to get to since it’s so close to the city which is great.

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Brandon Hassler
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Great!Over grown

Had to give this 5 stars to make up for all the idiots who complain thinking this is the classic "Y" hike. It's not. It's the real deal. Full mountain. The worst part of this hike is the hike up to, and especially down from, the Y. It's steep, busy, and ugly. Once you head right from the Y to start the real hike, it's beautiful. The next mile is uphill, but easier than the Y. Maybe it's just because the beauty around you distracts you. At about 2.6 miles in you go left at the fork and make your way up a pretty tough mile long incline. Views at the top aren't bad, just not the same payoff as other summits in the area with 360 views. Most of the beauty of this hike is during the hike, which makes it totally worth it. Tad harder than Squaw Peak but easier than Big Baldy. Head out before 6am for a cool peaceful hike.

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