Straight up from the zoo and then down through George's Hollow (by the "Living Room"). Just over 5 miles.
This was my second hike to the top of this one, coming up from the Heritage park trail and descending via the Georges Hollow trail. A string of great hiking geocaches is located along the trail and makes it a bit more fun if you are interested in that activity. By the time I got back to my truck, I had found 17 and my friend Gerry and added 12 new ones to his collection. We had great weather and found the trail down to be really busy on a saturday in May.
Came up from Georges Hollow to the living room then ascended to Red Butte. Followed the ridge to the top of Georges Hollow then up to the summit. Descended via the pioneer park route. Slippery descent. Very steep with loose rock. Overall an easy peak. Luckily it wasn't super hot today.
Several times in the 1980's and 1990's, mostly late winter.
Great mountain to climb in the heart of winter after a few days of snow melt. Encountered some snow towards the top that was easy to navigate and had been walked on plenty. Should have brought my microspikes but trekking poles were plenty. The view of the Salt Lake valley is pretty good.
Via U of U - 02/11/2015
Didn't see another soul.
Dropped my mom off at the airport, and then headed up this mountain, then east along the ridge. Then down one of the ridges to emigration canyon and down the road back to my car. 10 miles in just under 2 hours.
Ran & hiked up from the Zoo right after running up Grandeur Peak with my wife. Up in 44 minutes, down in 18. Super cold and windy with snow on the trail that I was sinking in to the top half. Climbed the tower and then got out of there so I didn't freeze! Training for the 10,000 ft vertical climb that is the Cactus to Clouds route of Mount San Jacinto!
Climbed up 3 times. My first mountain when I was 5 years old. Really good views of Salt Lake City and the surrounding Wasatch!
Great hike for beginners. I'm new to the SL area and it was just the right hike for getting acclimated to thinner air. The views of the ridge behind Wire were gorgeous and I'll be excited to run them one day.
My party and I were invited to climb up the old beacon tower at the summit. We shared stories of great hikes to do in the area. A favorite memory of my first few days in SLC.
My friend just moved to Salt Lake, and I'm trying my darnedest to get her acclimated quickly! Took her up to The Living Room and then we summited Mt Wire via George's Hollow. Met some fun transplants atop the beacon tower!
This was a great spring conditioning hike and appetizer for doing bigger stuff later on. Descended via Georges Hollow. I chickened out on climbing the tower (windy); will try again in the fall.
Last year I hiked up the mountain while the reflectors were still there. Haven't been up since they were removed.
6/28/2014: Hiked up there again and took some pictures. The guys who removed the reflectors were very thorough; there isn't a single scrap of metal or any trace of the reflectors left!
Anyone else notice that the repeaters are now gone? As of this week?
Gotta get these done before work. 12/26/13 with Broc, Nala and Miko.
01/03/15: Conditioning before work.
New to town and still without a car we decided to find a short hike that was easily accessible by bike. Parked at Natural History museum and went up George's Hollow to Mt. Wire first, then across the saddle to Red Butte and down to Living Room - glad we went this way - a little safer and more views from Red Butte. (http://connect.garmin.com/activity/370484605)
One note: I wish for every sign marking a crude oil pipeline they had one for the trails - we figured things out but if they really want to actually stop erosion, telling hikers where the real trails are would be a good start.
After coming back from Kings peak I hiked up in the dark with a buddy and camped up for the night. Great views of the city down below.
After a 13-hour day, I grabbed some dinner at home, packed my pack full of 15 lbs of water, and headed on up. With nearly a full moon on my shoulder, the hike was quite the experience at 9pm. I managed to get to the top by 10 and return at 10:45. The trail was pretty steep in sections but completely empty. Awesome place!
Bit of a hike/run. Short hike with great views!
2/27/2014 From the Natural History Museum up the ridge to Red Butte and on to Mount Wire. Much more enjoyable route than the one from Pioneer Park.
3/29/2013 Climbed via the Pioneer Park trailhead. Up and back in an hour and a half. Did this and Little Black Mountain back to back, same day.