Head south on Wasatch Blvd from 4500 South. Park on the corner of Wasatch Blvd & E Canyon Cove Drive, on the East side of the road where there is a dirt pullout and a few paved parking spots. Park here, as no public parking is allowed in the neighborhood.
Begin walking to the actual TH. Walk up Canyon Cove Drive, then an immediate left turn onto Oak Canyon Drive, then right on Canyon Winds Lane. From here, awkwardly cut through a neighbor’s driveway to get to the dirt trail. There are no official signs. See map below.
Parking has moved locations for the Heugh’s Canyon TH. Here’s where you need to park, then walk up.
Follow Heugh’s Canyon for about 20 minutes until you see a trail veering off to the left with a large log and the brown sign post. This is your turn to connect the BST – if you cross a bridge up Heugh’s you went too far (though hiking all the way to the waterfall is well worth your time!).
Don’t forget to look up and back as you hike up the first hill!
This is Sagan, our new pup friend that we dog-sat for a few days. She’s a mix of GSD/cattle dog/and a mystery mix!
There are several nice rocky areas along the trail with great views of the valley.
The trail contours the base of Mt. Olympus.
Great views all around!
Charlie is always a happy hiker!
The trail leads toward Tolcats Canyon – we were hoping a stream would be flowing here, but it was bone dry already by early May.
More rocky areas to stop and take in the view.
Charlie loves scrambling too. He was getting so hot – I was glad I brought 3 liters of water.
The Mt. Olympus intersection. The easier way is to go right, but left will work too. We went left, hiked downhill, connnected over to the BST, and had to work up a few small switchbacks. Going right would have only saved us about 10 mintues. Next time, I would only go right.
The trail becomes even more exposed, and you’ll work your way over to the next overlook.
Charlie and Sagan pose for me!
As you keep curving around the base of Mt. Olympus, you will get a great view of Grandeur Peak (another great summit!)
You’ll come to another trail split, this time stay left to go downhill.
Finally there’s some shade along the trail, and you’re almost done.
Make your way down the steep stairs to meet up with your other car.
Charlie and Sagan loved this trail, but did get a little hot. Next time, we will do this hike the opposite way so we can hike mostly downhill and end at the stream in Heugh’s Canyon.