No Trail Left Behind attempted to complete Killyon Canyon today. This well shaded hike proved to be a worthy mid-day trip. However, the trail was quite elusive near the end. We turned around when we were unable to relocate the main trail. For most of the way the trail was easy to follow, and was full of interesting sites to see.
We did not find any trash worth mentioning on this trail. It seems the hikers who frequent this trail take good care of it. One thing to note however, is that the parking situation for this trail is not very good at all. There is no designated parking within a quarter mile of the trailhead. The closest parking is a designated fire lane with tow enforcement. Park at your own risk.
3.2 Miles one way-No Campfires-dogs allowed No Trail Left Behind completed the Mount Olympus Peak trail this week. This is a challenging hike, even for a seasoned hiker. The majority of the trail is very steep and full of high steps. Also, much of the latter part of the trail is class 2, requiring you to climb up large rocks. However, if you're up for a challenge and aren't afraid to climb a little bit; then, this hike will give you the grandest view of the Salt Lake Valley you will ever see. Some hikers like to attempt this hike before sunrise, to get a unique view of the valley filling with sunlight. However, this trail is closed from 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. We found a small amount of trash ranging from used tissues and orange peels, to empty plastic bottles. In total weighing around half a pound. In addition to that however, we found four discarded plastic bags of dog feces. We were the last group down before the sun set, so we believe these bags were never going to be picked up. Be aware of the possibility of running into bags like these along the trail if you choose to hike this destination.
0.5 miles - No Campfires No Trail Left Behind hiked Mule Hollow Mine Trail. The trail could be difficult to follow for a novice; but, we wouldn't recommend this hike for a novice because it is moderately steep for most of the way. There are brief, but frequent and pleasant, stream crossings. As well as a few hurdles like boulders and fallen trees in the path. This was a very enjoyable hike. We found 1.5 lbs worth of broken glass bottles, crushed cans, wrappers, bottle caps, and broken electronics.