Hike Mt. Olympus
Utah › Mount Olympus Trailhead
Added by Eric Harris
Get great views of Salt Lake City to the West and the Wasatch Range to the East. This beautiful trail hikes through Douglas Fir, Oak, and Aspen Trees.
The trail begins right on Wasatch Blvd. and after the first 0.5 miles you're into the Superior Wilderness. This is a very strenuous hike and you will be gaining elevation the whole way from the parking lot (4830 ft) to the summit (9026 ft).
About .2 mile from the summit you will reach a saddle. The ground is flat here, the view is great, and it's a good place to rest on the way up or eat lunch on the way down. The last 0.1 mile requires some scrambling on loose rock, so take your time and be careful. The summit is also very rocky, but the views are worth it. You get a great view of Salt Lake City to the West, Lone Peak to the South, the Wasatch Range to the East, and the University of Utah area to the North. Make sure to bring your camera!
Mt. Olympus Trailhead:
5469 Wasatch Blvd, Holladay, UT 84124
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Olympus is so stout that I often don't catch my breath till I am back at the car. Such a beautiful view of the city and even some exciting scrambling near the summit. Be warned: there are loads of rattle snakes along this trail in the summer time so keep an eye and ear out for slithery things.
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