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Mt. Olympus Trail

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6.7 mile 10.7 kilometer out and back
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Elevation

Ascent: 4,130' 1,259 m
Descent: -4,127' -1,258 m
High: 8,964' 2,732 m
Low: 4,834' 1,474 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 23% (13°)
Max Grade: 91% (42°)

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Trail shared by Liz

A steep trail to great views.

Liz

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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May 15, 2020
Kyle Smith
8.3mi — 5h 25m
Sep 2, 2019
Motunrayo Kolawole
Steep 8.3mi — 5h 30m
Aug 31, 2019
Oleg Yarishkin
Jul 28, 2019
trr122
4h 30m
Jul 27, 2019
Phil Bastian
Jun 24, 2019
Max Muecke
Insane amount of bugs. Can't even breath. 3.4mi — 6h 30m
Jun 20, 2019
Stanislav M
Jun 10, 2019
Josh B

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  4.7 from 43 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
Summit Ridge March 31, 2018
Apr 2, 2018 near Mount O…, UT
Arriving at the "Underbelly," the saddle before the scramble to the peak.
Jan 13, 2019 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