hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Great little trail! I would recommend starting where the map says to end, so take the loop clockwise (Instead of counterclockwise which is how this map shows the trail). Taking the loop clockwise: It’s a bit steeper and rockier climb up, but it makes getting down a lot easier due to the many different trails that all branch off.

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fee
rocky
1 day ago

6.3 I always forget how beautiful the Pipeline Trail off of Rattlesnake Gulch is! It's gorgeous right now, with lots of wildflowers, greenery, and views of the other side of Millcreek, Mount Olympus, and the Valley. There weren't too many people along the trail mid-morning, and no snake sightings. First portion of the trail is steep enough to get your heartrate up, but evens out to a pleasant stroll as you turn onto the Pipeline Trail to the Overlook. Found lots of cigarette butts at the Overlook - please remember to practice Leave No Trace principles and to pack out what you pack in. Thanks! :)

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great hike. The elevation gain is pretty relentless with a scramble at the summit. It is well shaded for the upper half. But the hike is very doable and we summitted in about 2.5 hours. Start early to beat the afternoon heat! Some of the best views of the city and the mountains!

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Started around 8am today. Plenty of shade the entire way up because the sun doesn’t crest the summit until around lunchtime. Had a hot and grueling descent on Jello-Elvis legs shortly after noon. Spent about an hour on the summit. Unrelenting elevation gain the entire way. Feels like a never-ending staircase. Beautiful views on the sumsum. 360 of the Wasatch/ Salt Lake Valley. Last scramble requires a bit of route-finding, coordination, and balance. It’s pretty difficult to get lost if you just look up every once in a while.

I just got back in to hiking, I'm out of shape... This trail kicked my booty! I didn't make it all the way, but I got goals! The way the trail starts out was intense(for me). But, I pushed through because the higher I went the better the views and reward!!

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rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Did this hike today and am proud to have completed it. A friend told me this hike is “brutal” and he wasn’t kidding! Full disclosure, I’m a moderate hiker and have never had to scramble before. I’d read the reviews on here, but was not prepared for the last bit. It’s very intense and difficult to figure out where the trail is. After the first really steep scramble, we veered right and stayed on the trail, however closer to the top we got off trail and ended up on a sketchy patch. But we survived and were able to make it to the top! All in all, it was a good experience and am glad we made it to the top. Just make sure you know what to expect and start EARLY to avoid the heat!

hiking
1 day ago

6/3/20 This was a trail clearing hike. I remove this to basketball size loose rocks from the trail by putting them on the side of the trail. I found some very brightly painted rocks with messages on them for people to find while they were up in the canyon. A man-made object left in the mountains is litter. A painted rock is a man-made object, just like a tinker toy is a wooden man-made object... neither should be left in the wild. I disposed of said rocks.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Good work out with decent views.

hiking
2 days ago

Fun trail! Definitely would’ve been lost without the all trails map tracking. There are a lot of trails that make staying on the loop difficult. Very pretty, the cave, log fort, and stream made it fun!

Really boring hike nothing at the end, some nice views of the valley though.

Hiked this trail, May 30th. Absolutely loved it! The view gets better and better as you make the climb! Once you pass the overlook area the trail is a little over grown but nothing that can’t be hiked through. Came across 5 snakes and of those 5 were 2 rattlesnakes, Yikes! The snow patches are mostly gone, again nothing one can’t hike through.

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rocky
scramble
2 days ago

I’ve bagged some beefy peaks and I will say this one is not for the faint of heart if you’re trying to make the true summit. I wouldn’t recommend taking dogs or small children passed the saddle... you are hiking to 9,000 feet from the valley floor... be prepared, and LEAVE NO TRACE

My favorite way to experience this trail is to start at church fork on the pipeline and run to elbow fork. Cross the road and follow the terraces trail to the terraces picnic area. Down the road to the pipeline entrance again and back to church fork. The best part is the 1-1.5 miles center section in the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area. I ran this route yesterday evening (7-8 mile loop) and only saw 3 people and 2 snakes (a medium bull snake and a smallish rubber boa). The rubber boa looked like a stick on the trail so keep and eye out not to step on them. This time of year it is nice and green and cool in the shade.

hiking
scramble
4 days ago

I would recommend leaving in the morning no later than 7, as you will be shaded in until you get to the top scramble. At the summit I met a young family with a boy as young as Nine, if he can do it, you can do it. The scramble is short but intense. The first half on the way down is shaded, until you get to the creek, which is still running. The last half on the down hike offers a superb unabated views of the valley. Easy peak to bag with bragging rights.

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rocky
4 days ago

The best way to hike is to start at 2:30-3 am and beat the sun! It is amazing and definitely worth it

hiking
4 days ago

Trail was tough to follow. Had to cross a stream a couple times

We thoroughly enjoyed our hike yesterday on 6/1. With my wife and two of our boys ( 11 and 9 years old) we reached the summit in 3.5 hours. The descent took us around two hours. We started at 5:30 AM and had shade all the way up until the last 1/2 mile or so. The way down was shade about 50% of the time. Definitely bring a hat for the last few miles of descent in the sun. The scramble up to the peak was fun and not overly dangerous, although, note that slow and steady wins the race.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

This is a great hike. I would not recommend taking dogs. My lab could not summit because it’s just to steep and rocky and he has done many summits with me. The trail has little shade and gets very hot in the day. I started at 7:30 and it was still to hot. I would recommend starting before the sun comes up.

Beautiful, low traffic trail, the end is a very steep hill. I’ll definitely be doing this trail again!

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