9,026 ft / 2,751 m


386 ft / 117 m




110 summits

Top climbing months

June   16%

May   16%

September  14%

Most climbed route

Mount Olympus Trail


  • Mount Olympus is one of the most prominent and recognizable mountains viewable from practically every location in the Salt Lake Valley.
  • Although not the tallest peak along the Wasatch front, its unusual form and location make it an extremely popular summit.
  • One distinctive feature of the mountain are its twin peaks; the higher of the two is "Summit Peak" which rises 4,800 feet above the valley floor.
  • Most climbers reach the summit via the 3.1 mile Mount Olympus Trail, which is a steep climb from the mountain base to the summit.
  • Also a popular winter mountaineering route because the terrain is not as avalanche prone as many of the surrounding peaks.
  • Hiding near the base of the mountain, unknown to many locals, lies Utah's 2nd deepest, and America's 13th deepest cave, known as Neffs Cave.
"Started @ 7 AM. Summitted 12:30 PM as I spent some time resting and eating lunch on the saddle before the rock scramble. Spent one hour on the peak, as I cramped my quads on the rock scramble and had to do some diy physical therapy to release knot in the muscles. Reached the Mount Olympus Trailhead back on the Wasatch Blvd. by 5 PM." - ManoharVedantham, Sep 3, 2016
"Started at approximately 11am with Cole and Ashley. Somehow I talked Ash into getting out with me the night before. We set off on a great day with cool temps. Cole and Ash did very well until we got just beyond 'Blister Hill'. The altitude really hit Ash...not to mention that we were hiking up a very strenuous trail and she had not been out in over a year. Cole did great but as usual had to be prodded a little to keep moving. Ash and I both commented that we knew he was doing fine because he was a jabber jaw. If you're huffing and puffing it's typically hard to talk. Not Cole...he is full of g" - darinwilson, Oct 21, 2012
"Hiked this before General Conference on Saturday Morning. Started around 5, summited around 7 and were back to the car by 8 in time to rush to Temple Square to listen to conference outside. " - tomsenreed, Oct 6, 2012
"It snowed, and there was all of 10 feet of visibility from the peak. And my hiking buddy almost died on the way down. Not the best climb I've ever had. Going back when it's not a chore." - stuback, Jun 19, 2010
"Solo hike to the top of one of Utah's most recognizable peaks. VERY popular, so don't go if you're looking for solitude...but challenging enough, for all that, and very steep with great views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Front." - seancampmsw, Jun 18, 2010



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