Hike the Y Trail
Utah › Y Mountain Trailhead
Added by Janel Reynolds
Hiking the Y is a local must.
Everyone who lives in Provo knows about Y Mountain. Many locals and visitors enjoy “hiking the Y.” There is a small parking lot at the beginning and bathrooms. It is a steep mountain, but there are 12 switchbacks that make it easier to get to the Y. There are many places to stop to rest and enjoy the view. You can choose to hike up to the top of the Y on the mountain or you can hike the whole mountain. The difficultly ranges from easy to hard depending on how far you go on the mountain. The views of Provo, surrounding cities, and Utah Lake are great!
Directions: From 900 East, turn east on 820 North, keep to the left, the street will change to Oakmont Lane, take a right onto Oak Cliff Drive, then a right on Terrace, finally a left into the parking lot.
- TH 40.2448, -111.627
- Y Mountain 40.2483, -111.621
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Good Hike, Very Touristy
This is a good hike that doesn't take very long but has a great view as a pay-off at the end. A lot of people are surprised by how steep the switchbacks are and how much effort it really does take, so bring plenty of water. It is frequented by tourists and families so be prepared to share the trial. If you are a people person, it is no problem...if you are looking for alone time in nature, this is not the place to find it.
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