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
3202 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no shade

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty easy, beautiful hike after the Y. Great option to to more hiking past the peak.

1 month ago

This is a great trail. Nicely done with signs and explanations on local wildlife and environmental life. It’s a steep steep trail though. Everyone knows that. But it gets you to the “Y” quickly where the view is amazing. That’s another thing I like a lot about this trail, almost the whole time you get an amazing view of the valley without huge trees blocking your sight. It’s relatively short but it is still a leg burner. Fun “during the week” hike. Takes about 45-120 minutes depending on your health

2 months ago

I didn't love the first bit of the hike, but the trail gets gorgeous once you're past the Y! Fewer people, and way more wildlife.

2 months ago

Tough hike but once you get passed the Y, the view is absolutely spectacular and worth all the effort.

2 months ago

It was a great, hard little hike with a gorgeous view at sunset!

Just don't hike it during Spring. I hated every single time of it.

3 months ago

Going to the “Y” isn’t that great, but once you go past it, the trail is a lot prettier. The view from the top at sunset was perfect!

hiking
3 months ago

It can be a bit grueling, but worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is much prettier after you turn east into the canyon.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun trail and great views despite the very useful post by Brandee Aragon. "BYU sucks" so you don't like the trail?

hiking
3 months ago

It was quite steep and tough but the view was absolutely worth it!

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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!

hiking
5 months 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

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