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My first hike

Went there for my first hike. It was really great. The trail is short but steep. Went there in the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Khin Zar Win P
Harder than it looks

I think of myself as fit, but this was fairly steep. The high altitude didn't help. I live at sea... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for my first hike. It was really great. The trail is short but steep. Went there in the early September. The best time to go is around late afternoon, catch the sunset and come back down at the twilight hours. I'm not athletic...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

I think of myself as fit, but this was fairly steep. The high altitude didn't help. I live at sea level. I did this hike with family and the children, aged 7 and up had no problems it. They gave me lots of encouragement, or...More

1  Thank sisterandersen
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The views from up top are great. The actual hike is just so-so. The hike is on steep dusty switchbacks that can be difficult to navigate without slipping for the very old and young. For nostalgia and the view, I am compelled to rate it...More

Thank weltschmerzresistor
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a steep 1 mile up hike that takes about 2 hours round trip for an 8 yr old. Her grandparents are another story. Start early in the day to avoid full sun for at least the up.

Thank Ron B
Reviewed July 25, 2018

We have made it a family tradition to hike this every summer. My 5 year old made it all the way up, and really enjoyed all of the 13 signs to stop and learn about the natural area and history of the Y. They have...More

2  Thank ajmom2017
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I've hiked this trail a lot. It's somewhat steep, but worth the climb because of the great view you get of Utah Valley, Utah Lake and the mountains beyond, especially nice at sunrise or sunset. (Bring flashlights if you come at sunset.)

Thank sfsande
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The "Y" as it is called locally, is a gigantic concrete and rubble letter constructed on the side of "Y mountain". It is whitewashed / painted white. There is a well groomed gravel and dirt trail with lots of switchbacks which leads to the top...More

Thank dunbray
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Wanted to fit in this workout as a sub for typical 5-mile run while moving daughter into BYU apt. Careful on way down!! Slickery rocks on steep switchbacks, while navigating slower descenders can bring on knee pain and worse before you can correct. Views are...More

1  Thank tripocams
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice hike to get incredible views of the valley below. The hike is 1.1 miles to the top, so that’s 2.2 miles round trip if I did my math correctly... The path is well maintained and if you get lost, you...More

2  Thank Josh C
Reviewed April 6, 2018

The whole thing is uphill! There are all these old people, and pregnant women, and one-legged veterans hiking up the mountain looking all fit and happy. But the truth is it kicked my butt. It was really high. I might have cried a little. But...More

1  Thank HangryMama
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September 24, 2018|
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Response from dunbray | Reviewed this property |
This time of year around 7:30 to 8 pm