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Mt. Olympus Trail

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 4.7 (51) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A steep trail to great views.

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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.7

KM

46%

Runnable

8,964' 2,732 m

High

4,834' 1,474 m

Low

4,130' 1,259 m

Up

4,127' 1,258 m

Down

23%

Avg Grade (13°)

91%

Max Grade (42°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Though the trail is quite steep, the well-maintained path is quite easy to follow and can be used year-round.

Description

Amazing views at the top and a really engaging trail, especially the scramble to the top. The trail is not that long, but the steep grade makes it much harder.

Begin at the parking area off Wasatch Blvd. The trail immediately starts climbing quite steeply up the ridge. It switchbacks frequently up Tolcats Canyon, crossing the drainage about 1.8 miles in. Here the trail get gruelingly steep as it heads up the drainage. Once you pop out of the forest the final push to the summit is steep and there are a few steep drop-offs. Be on your game as you scramble to the top. Once you're at the summit however, the views of the valley below are incredible.

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  4.7 from 51 votes

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  4.7 from 51 votes
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Mount Olympus summit.
Jan 13, 2019 near Mount O…, UT
Looking into the Wasatch from Mt. Olympus
Aug 4, 2015 near Mount O…, UT
Mt Olympus
Jul 28, 2017 near Mount O…, UT
Looking at Salt Lake City from the summit of Mount Olympus
Apr 25, 2015 near Mount O…, UT
Cascades on route to Mt. Olympus
Aug 4, 2015 near Mount O…, UT
On route to Mt. Olympus
Aug 4, 2015 near Mount O…, UT

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Sep 20, 2020
Dani Perry
Took way longer than expected. Trail is not that scenic, especially compared to other SLC hikes. Best part is the easy, fun scramble to top 8.9mi — 6h 30m
Sep 18, 2020
Matt Hoover
Oct 19, 2019
Jackie Pova
It's a bit challenging at the end, the path was icy and the climbing is quite steep and slippery. But the view is worth 7.5mi — 4h 20m
Jun 23, 2019
Jesse Justice
Ran to the spring, where the grade picks up. Fast hiked to the saddle. Scrambled to the summit. All clear and beautiful. 7mi — 3h 00m
Jun 13, 2019
Jesse Justice
Up to the spring and back. Spring was clean, clear. Storm sent me back down. 3.4mi — 1h 00m
Oct 5, 2018
Shukai Mao
Jul 25, 2018
Abbey Benesh
10mi
Nov 5, 2017
M L Pogue
6.8mi — 3h 14m