Mount Olympus

Holladay, Utah

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Mount Olympus is the best-known and most recognizable peak on Salt Lake City’s eastern skyline. Geologically, it’s a mammoth anticline of purple quartzite slabs jutting out nearly a mile above the valley floor. Physically, it’s a steep, demanding trail capped by a Class 3 scramble to the rocky summit, where exceptional views await.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City

by Greg Witt (Menasha Ridge Press)

Mount Olympus is the best-known and most recognizable peak on Salt Lake City’s eastern skyline. Geologically, it’s a mammoth anticline of purple quartzite slabs jutting out nearly a mile above the valley floor. Physically, it’s a steep, demanding trail capped by a Class 3 scramble to the rocky summit, where exceptional views await.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holladay
Distance: 7
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5–7 hours
Season: Late spring, summer,
Local Contacts: Ulina-Wasatch Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS: Sugar House
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Olympus

Recent Trail Reviews

5/28/2012
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I would never have imagined that I would be hiking this trail through the snow at the end of May. It was a nice trail though and I would consider going again and bringing my family along. (We went up with the scouts today.) If you plan on hiking this trail make sure that you start around 7:30 or 8:00. As we were coming back down the trail it became extremely crowded.


8/9/2009
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The mud hole was swarming with mosquitoes and I was bombarded by mountain bikes racing down the trail...I was even there on an odd numbered day.


7/11/2009
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WOW! This hike was one of the best I have ever been on. Great trail with friendly people along the way ... make sure you go on an odd numbered day so that you don't have to deal with bikers.



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