Hike Mt. Olympus

Utah Mount Olympus Trailhead

  • Activities:

    Photography, Hiking, Fitness

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    7.5 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    4200 Feet

Easy Parking
Forest
Scenic

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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This hike is a workout for sure but awesome! I enjoyed it in the winter and would definitely recommend ice cleats for the scramble at the end.

about 1 month ago
about 1 month ago

A pretty tough hike that had my legs quite sore. The last mile or so was covered in snow and the summit had an unreal view of the surrounding area. If you're in the area and enjoy a good hike, put this at the top of your list!

5 months ago
5 months ago

If anyone is looking for a fall hike near Salt Lake City, this one is a great choice. The fall colors are beautiful, particularly in the trees near the saddle.

12 months ago
12 months ago

It was pretty steep, pretty long, but definitely worth. Totally recommend it! The class 3 scramble at the top is a ton of fun.

about 1 year ago
about 1 year ago

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.

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

7.5 miles round trip

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

is this 7.5 miles round trip, or one way?

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

Great hike! Awesome view of the valley!

over 1 year ago
over 1 year ago

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