To find the trailhead head along Wasatch Blvd to about 0.25 mi north of the Tolcate Hills Road. Ropes and anchors may be necessary to cross these safely. Level of difficulty: Moderate to difficult This hike is no joke — a quad-wrenching climb of nearly 4,800 feet in elevation over 3.3 miles. 98362. This trail was long but beautiful. Stock parties are required to camp in designated "Stock Sites". Turn off your ad blocker to see a map of this trail. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. Dogs are also able to use this trail. Trail tread types: Glacial ice 600 E. Park Avenue This hike is no joke — a quad-wrenching climb of nearly 4,800 feet in elevation over 3.3 miles. The hike itself is gorgeous, and the climate changes dramatically. Seattle, WA 98104. Directions: Definitely one of the harder hikes I’ve done! Feels like climbing steep stairs for 3.5 hrs. Mount Olympus Utah. no snow on the trail yet, but that could change this weekend! From 4500 south, drive south on Wasatch Boulevard for about 1.6 miles to the parking area. And, honestly, if you take it slow and time your ascent for a cool time of year and day, it is not impossible or even that bad. There are plenty of spots to stop and have a picnic or just to sight see. However, like all things involving peer pressure, you may not be considered a real Salt Lake hiker until you’ve stood atop Mount Olympus and gazed down imperiously on the valley below (after you’ve caught your breath and maybe thrown up). Around the 4 mile mark we hit the scramble part of the mountain - either GPS was off or trail is > 8 miles. Water Source: Glacier or snow melt. Mount Olympus Trail is a 8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Midvale, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trailhead has a big brown sign indicating Mount Olympus. If Salt Lake City hikers were all in a college fraternity, Mount Olympus would be considered a hazing ritual. Campfires: No campfires above Martin Creek to protect sensitive vegetation. Historical Background. Great trail! The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. Utah Travel An ice axe and crampons may be required for much of the spring and early summer. Trailhead. Reservations can also be made for Elk Lake, Glacier Meadows, Hoh Lake and the Seven Lakes Basin Area. Trail conditions were great. Although there are a number of different ways to reach Mt Olympus, we began at Wa’ahila Ridge Recreation Park. But finish and it's great. Salt Lake Trails. Mount Olympus is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Drake, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. Copyright © 2020 Utah Office of Tourism. Camping Mount Olympus Info Trail Type: Hiking. It may also be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow. Worth the climb to the top! Completed Saturday 11/7. Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. It has a great view and a fun scramble at the top. Beginning part of hike is baking in the sun, so doing early in day is best in summer. Length 2.5 mi Elevation gain 1,397 ft Route type Out & Back amazing views. Please choose a different date. Elevation change: 4,400 feet to 7,980 feet Spectacular views of salt lake valley and the wastach. The hike to the top of Mount Olympus is hard — even the name, with its allusion to the Greek Pantheon, is daunting, right? Bottom line, this is easily one of the most rewarding hikes near Salt Lake City’s urban center with its commanding views of the valley and accompanying sense of accomplishment. Climb 4,000 feet on this great trail to fantastic views over the Wasatch Valley and Salt Lake City. With no clouds it got pretty hot going up and down. This hike is no joke — a quad-wrenching climb of nearly 4,800 feet in elevation over 3.3 miles. You will have great views down towards Salt Lake City and over the Wasatch Mountains. See Location on the Map. This is a steep, Class 3 climb up 4,000 ft. to the top of a peak with great views over Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch Mountains. temperature. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. (A large rock next to the trailhead is known locally as Pete's Rock and is a popular place for casual rock climbing.) Beautiful views and worth the challenging hike! Hike for intermediate to advanced hikers.