The "Y" Mountain Trail

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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.

Distance: 6.6 miles Elevation Gain: 3,106 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no shade

Some difficult inclines but nothing too extreme. Be prepared for the weather.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful at the sunset. Very recommended for an hour workout.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Definitely worth doing. With current weather the trail is rather muddy and icy so i slipped a lot but the scenery and final view was definitely worth it. Dress warm!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Family decided to make this our very 1st trail we hiked. Was difficult but we managed. Breathtaking view at the top.

hiking
scramble
3 months ago

911!

hiking
3 months ago

Night hike with Mikayla

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Great opportunity if you want to go beyond “hiking the Y.” I would plan on a 3.5-5 hour round trip and 80+oz of water per individual. There are no water features to filter from, so plan accordingly. The top was an excellent spot to enjoy a snack and look over all of Utah valley. If you love nature, it’s safe to assume you’ll love this hike.

hiking
4 months ago

This hike is a workout!

hiking
4 months ago

Enjoyed this trail and the views at the top. Some fairly tough uphill sections, but very doable. The last mile felt like the hardest. Go earlier in the day to beat the heat and crowds.

hiking
4 months ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this hike!! Great views from the top and trail goes through a nice canyon. Steady uphill all the way. Hard on the knees coming down. Do it!!

hiking
4 months ago

Great views. Go Cougars!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Challenging at moments but doable. Recommended to leave early morning as there isn’t much shade during the hike once sun comes out, fewer people on the trail also (especially during holidays). 2L of water is good. Saw some deer on the trail and got beautiful pics of The Valley.

hiking
4 months ago

Overgrown a bit like usual. Some stinging nettle one the way. But overall in good condition. Hiked with 9 year old who did great.

hiking
4 months ago

Completed it twice now I rather find a day when not so crowded

running
4 months ago

nice run, good family hike. very well groomed trail. exceptional views of the Utah Valley area.

hiking
4 months ago

Made it once to say I did it, nothing special.

hiking
over grown
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Once you get past the Y it’s an amazing hike. Last mile is decently steep.

hiking
5 months ago

Awesome! Great views of Provo and the BYU campus, Provo Peak / Canyon and the surrounding wilderness! Steep!

hiking
6 months ago

We started at the trailhead at 11:30am. It was hot, with direct sun most of the way. Like others, my watch logged the hike more than 7 miles. We reached the top about 2pm, stayed for 30 minutes and were back to the parking lot by 3:30. We are not experienced hikers and had an 11 year old with us. Our legs were pretty noodly when we finished.

hiking
6 months ago

Good workout. Took us 5 hours... we took several stops along the way. Beautiful view. Tons of overgrowth that hits your legs, so wear long pants if you’re sensitive to that. Lots of bees and butterflies. We started at 6am and I wouldn’t have done it any later... we had shade the WHOLE way up and most of the way back down (the sun hit us the whole time we went down the “Y” portion at the end of the hike). Great hike overall!

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike. There are some stinging nettles in the upper Meadows, so watch out. Incredible views!

hiking
6 months ago

There are some steep portions, especially on the Y trail (first 1/3 of the ascent), but not what an experienced hiker would find difficult. This should be rated as moderate. Beautiful views, especially this year due to all the rain we've had. Well worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Started out early which I recommend if it’s a hot day. Beautiful view. So green and lush.

hiking
no shade
6 months ago

Better in the evening, but it was still very hot. There isn’t a ton of shade and has very steep inclines for majority of the hike. The view at the top is very cool. Great hike if you are alone or for a date.

hiking
no shade
rocky
7 months ago

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