Mount Olympus Trail

Salt Lake City, UT
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Mount Olympus Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for hiking & rock climbing and is accessible from June until October.

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43 Completed 43 Reviews

Enjoyed the hike on an early spring day. I brought snowshoes, but it was too rocky for them - I really needed Icetrekkers. The chute up the canyon was slick and snowy. But the final ascent, with its southern exposure, was not bad at all.

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36 Completed 17 Reviews

This is a pretty tough hike but as long as you are relatively physically fit, take snacks, and bring plenty of water you should be fine. The view from the summit is incredible.

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7 Completed 4 Reviews

Hiked on November 11, 2013. The morning was cold and layered clothing was helpful, about 2/3rds of the way to the saddle the trail was comprised of frozen mud, the saddle was warm, (low 60 - high 50). The scramble to the top was business as usual, some snow in the shaded areas. The trip down was more difficult than usual. The trail was heated by the afternoon sun, melting the frozen mud. Trekking poles were especially helpful during the controlled sliding down the steepest parts of the trail. Once out of the trees, to the Blister Hill switchbacks the trail was again dry.

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Long uphill hike, but the views make it worth it. The trail is mostly well defined--until you get to the saddle. From there it's a lot of scrambling and (sometimes) guess work. But again, the views are amazing.

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28 Completed 9 Reviews

A 4k foot elevation gain is a lot of uphill. The uphill starts early and doesn't stop until the summit. I enjoyed the area near the saddle the most. Great view and wildlife area, jumped a family of Mountain Goats. You get a full 360 view from the peak, which makes it all worth it. Made it to the top in 3 hours, then it's all down hill from there.

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25 Completed 11 Reviews

Loved this trail. Much easier than I expected. As long as you start early and bring plenty of water you should be fine. If you have any knee troubles, I may recommend hiking poles for this one.

Don't give up, this baby is worth it.

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27 Completed 27 Reviews

Beast of hike! This one defeated me on my first attempt because of hot weather. Get started early to complete this warm, dusty trail before the sun gets too high. I recommend around 6am for August and September hiking. This is a dry trail so pack plenty of water. Also, factor in several breaks on the way up as the terrain is very steep. The last run to the summit requires a little scrambling over big boulders. Worth the awesome view and sense of accomplishment after conquering this mountain!

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314 Completed 305 Reviews

Hard hike with a great view of the valley. Its a scramble from the saddle to the top,

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10 Completed 8 Reviews

First timers be aware*We started off in the wrong direction. Why you ask? Well when you get up to the big rock right in the beginning there is no sign saying you must climb up the side of the mountain first. Instead we took a trail heading north because it was the only trail obvious from the rock. WE walked about 20 min into it and figured the trail was getting too small too fast. we went back and saw someone climb up the side of the mountain to get to the right trail. Before we started going in the right direction we saw 4 people attempt to go the same way we initially went (in the wrong direction) so we of course told them the correct way. All in all that was not a good start. Then throughout the whole hike there are MANY other trails that break off so it does definitely get confusing which just frustrates me. Other than that it's a killer workout and at the top you can rock climb a little bit to get to a great view of the ENTIRE valley. No snakes for us:)

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14 Completed 14 Reviews

Hot and not much shade. Pack extra water and start early in morning if possible. Watch out for rattle snakes on the scramble to the summit. Great views at the top and well worth it.

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