Mount Olympus Trail
24 reviews Mount Olympus Wilderness Area #4 hike out of 842 in
2 hrs 14 min
This is a difficult out and back trail in Mount Olympus Wilderness Area.
There is a parking spot at the trail head just off of the Wasatch Blvd!
This is a very steep trail and not very child friendly (3).
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Great winter hike if you are prepared. We did it Jan 19, 2022. Short, steep and multi terrain. Well marked dirt trail with a bit of snow/ice. At the FIRST stream you should throw on micro spikes (or crampons; which I used). Hike to the saddle gets steeper and all snow/ice but very manageable. From the saddle, the last 400ft are mixed terrain with a bit of Class 4 scrambling/climbing on rock, snow & ice. No real exposure but a bit spicy. Summit is a ridge and quite beautiful. Be careful on the down climb. I suggest poles and crampons (critical for the walk down from the saddle to stream) but I saw a fit young man do the full climb in just hiking boots. He did slid on his butt, skated, or ran out some of the steeper icy trail sections.★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Mount Olympus Trailhead, Salt Lake County to 5618 S Wasatch Blvd, Holladay, UT, USA
Hike to Mt Olympus summer 2019