Climb 4,000 feet on this great trail to fantastic views over the Wasatch Valley and Salt Lake City.

and after the first 0.5 miles you're into the Superior Wilderness. Copyright © 2020 Utah Office of Tourism. With no clouds it got pretty hot going up and down. In early season, several steep snow slopes exist along the Hoh River Trail between Elk Lake and Glacier Meadows. From here just follow the clear trail all the way to the top. You may consider stopping here, enjoying a small picnic and calling it a day because, once you start climbing the actual peak, it’s on. Hot day on the trail.

Distance and elevation gain: 6.6 miles, 4,190 feet. Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Ropes and anchors may be necessary to cross these safely.

Map and compass skills may be required during winter, spring, and early summer.

Went Nov 1st.

Please use dead and down wood and leave no trace of your fire when you leave. 98362.

To find the trailhead head along Wasatch Blvd to about 0.25 mi north of the Tolcate Hills Road. In early season, several steep snow slopes exist along the Hoh River Trail between Elk Lake and Glacier Meadows. It gains some 4,100 feet over the course of 3.75 miles. Great views at top!

When your glutes and calves have just about had enough of your BS there come a few areas during the hike where it flattens out momentarily; however don’t you be fooled, because Olympus is a cruel mistress and that flat ground will quickly turn into steep incline as you continue onwards to the summit. It may also be difficult to follow sections of trail due to snow. Wilderness Map.

The local Native American name for the peak was Sunh-a-do. Coronavirus Updates: Stay current on the latest news and park access. incredible mountain. All-in-all I thoroughly enjoyed this hike.

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From the summit, return the way you came up. amazing views. All Rights Reserved. It has a great view and a fun scramble at the top.

Climbing Mount Olympus should only be attempted by experienced mountaineers who have glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills and gear. Elevation change: 4,400 feet to 7,980 feet Mount Olympus is a 9,026 feet peak on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley.

Trail tread types: Glacial ice Subscribe to our free email newsletter for hiking events, news, gear reviews and more. You will be surprised at how abruptly you leave the bustling city below and find yourself high in an alpine environment. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States.

your way around for a correct route, so that section especially not for small kids. Hike for intermediate to advanced hikers. Never fear, this is a great hike and virtually anyone can do it if they just take it slow and steady--turtle mentality for the win. There is two spots where you have to scramble on hands and knees otherwise a good trail. (A large rock next to the trailhead is known locally as Pete's Rock and is a popular place for casual rock climbing.) Water Source: Glacier or snow melt.

more, Recommended experiences in and around Salt Lake City. This hike is no joke — a quad-wrenching climb of nearly 4,800 feet in elevation over 3.3 miles. Easy enough? General Location: 20 miles southwest of Forks, WA.

Mount Olympus Trail is a 12.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Midvale, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult.

I wouldn’t recommend bringing kids up. Gladed forests and (in spring) babbling creeks are there to be enjoyed.

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Warning this hike will turn your legs into jello.

There are some breaks as the trail hits each new ridgeline and meanders back into the valley below the peak, which is one of the trail’s highlights.

Olympus Trailhead. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 4,192 ft Route type Out & Back

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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. Also a popular place for romantic couples to watch the sunset. Dogs are also able to use this trail. The trail is wide and easy to follow, but darn steep.

No camping between Glacier Meadows and the Blue Glacier. Salt Lake Trails. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Solid fun.

So worth it though. 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.

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Favorite Trail around the Salt lake area. Contributions to WTA are tax deductible, and we are committed to making the best use of every donation to our mission. The good news is once you’ve done Olympus there’s no need to do it again but you might find it calling you again and again, a siren song that only real Salt Lakers can hear. Toilet Facilities: Pit toilets are located at 5-Mile Island, Olympus Guard Station, Lewis Meadow, Elk Lake, and Glacier Meadows.

Mt Olympus Hike is one of the highest peaks on Oahu and is often entirely engulfed by clouds. 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). Absolute slapper of a hike. OK. OK. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. SEE LOCATIONS ON THE MAP.

Our tax identification number is EIN 91-0900134. This beautiful trail hikes through Douglas Fir, Oak, and Aspen Trees.

Mount Olympus Overview. An ice axe and crampons may be required for much of the spring and early summer.

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The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from March until October. There is no fee to park here.

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Location and sites: Camp areas are located at Caltech Rocks and Snow Dome. Washington Trails Association is 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Is this a place or activity you would go to on a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, 5789 S Wasatch Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84121-3508. Safety Plus, purchase lunch at the Lion House, the former home of pioneer Brigham Young, and take in a live recital at the renowned Mormon Tabernacle. No water, no stairs, no restrooms, just nature.

The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

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Adventure tour companies like World Expeditions specialise in planning the entire … Mount Olympus Hike Info. Didn't make it to the top (ran out of time...not just because I'm a wuss).