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Mt. Olympus Trail

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 4.7 (52) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A steep trail to great views.

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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.7

KM

Out and Back

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 52 votes

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Photos

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

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Jan 20, 2021
Owen Szabo
7mi — 5h 30m
Nov 25, 2020
Kevin Worwood
Tough and rewarding hike with my son. Amazing views of the valley. 8.1mi — 4h 49m
Oct 24, 2020
Gabriel Greenlaw
Oct 12, 2020
B Ashworth
No snow, but no sun cover either. 6.7mi — 5h 10m
Aug 23, 2020
Nina E
Aug 8, 2020
Alex Stark
8mi — 5h 08m
Jul 10, 2020
Darren Dash Robinson
wow. first big hike after knee surgery
May 15, 2020
Kyle Smith
8.3mi — 5h 25m