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Mt. Olympus Trail

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 4.6 (56) 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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  4.6 from 56 votes

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  4.6 from 56 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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Jun 8, 2022
Marshall Berndt
Took an hour break at the top. This trail totally kicked my ass. 6.7mi — 6h 00m
Jun 3, 2022
Viktor Metzler
10h 55m
May 26, 2022
Nell Wesemann
6.7mi — 4h 45m
May 14, 2022
Joseph Gilmore
Jan 29, 2022
Spencer Sharp
Micro spikes recommended but not essential if you are okay with your hands in the snow. Almost everything after the stream is snowy 8mi — 5h 49m
Dec 4, 2021
Kari L
Aug 8, 2021
Ivan Vo
Jul 24, 2021
Andy Tollefson