Going up to the Y is not the best hike but after that it was pretty nice. There was a big black blob on the Y when looking up from the trail head. Going up I discovered that the entire BYU football team was up there for a photo op.
Fun hike with a great view at the summit.
The view from the top of Y Mountain is my favorite of any of the Provo foothills. It's beautiful!
I've hiked around on Y Mountain a couple of times and went to the summit once by continuing above the Y and south. It's not that great of a mountain, but its a good workout and nice enough in the winter.
didnt summit the peak.................hiked the Y with some friends. They packed a German chocolate cake (my favorite!) up the trail and we ate it on the Y. What a wonderful day!!
Snowshoing near the summit actually had a backcountry feel to it. Nice summit, then went over and did Maple Peak. Pictures and map of my route at http://www.willhiteweb.com/provo_hiking/y_mountain_269.htm
This was actually my second time. The first was in late winter 2008. My first attempt was with Vanman in Oct 07, but technical difficulties with another member of our party prevented my from accompanying him to the summit.
Just like everyone else, I've hoofed it up to the Y on several occasions, but never any farther. As expected the hike to the Y felt more like a death march, however, once past the Y and in Slide Canyon, it was much more enjoyable. There are some great rock formations along the way. Once I found the aspens with the Y Mountain arrow carved into the trunk, and made my way to the meadow is where I first encountered stinging nettle along the trail, and throughout the meadow. It was everywhere. I first took the trail up to the west summit, then went up to the east summit. I couldn't find a trail to lead up there, but route finding to the top of the east summit was fun and easy. Once at the top the view was great, I actually prefer the views of the east summit. I didn't see anyone once I passed the Y.
On a whim, I decided to go hiking instead of doing my calculus homework. I've been around in Slide Canyon before, but never bothered to go to the top of Y Mountain. I figured Y mountain was as good a goal as any for a 6:30 PM hike.
I started at about 6:30 PM - it took me 1.5 hours to get up and probably another hour to get down. My least favorite part of hiking into slide canyon is the hike to the Y. Terrible. All you have to look forward to is some white-washed concrete. It's steep and exposed, to boot.
I only met one guy on the trail once I got past the Y. Had the (west) summit to myself - beautiful sunset. I didn't hit up the east summit because it was getting dark and I did not have a light.
We hiked up to the west summit. There was still considerable snow. We started at about 1 and got back at 5. The late start meant slushy snow from bear flat until the top. Great views of the surrounding snow covered areas. Fun half day hike.
I've probably hiked the Y close to a dozen times, but I've only been to the top once thus far. My roommate and I made this our Memorial Day adventure, taking the Slide Canyon trail up with the other mobs of people hiking that day. It was a nice morning hike, but we had to share the summit with something like 30 other people. A bit crowded, to say the least.
I'd been to the big Y on the mountain many times but never to the top of the mountain itself. A snow storm was predicted for this afternoon so I hit the trail in the morning. There are actually two summits for this mountain with most of the people going to the lower one that has the key views. I hit them both and enjoyed the views from both summits. I saw no one else all the time I was on the trail, about 8 miles and 3800 feet of gain if you do both summits.
(1) April 7, 2007: After taking a long detour over to Maple Flats, I trudged through knee-deep snow to the summit. The view was spectacular!
(2) August 7, 2007: I was out hiking in the area and just had to climb this one again. Probably the best view of Provo you can get.
April 19, 2014 strolled up in 2.5 hours.
November 11, 2013 - Y Mtn, followed by Maple Mtn.
May 24, 2008 bagged first the east peak then the west peak. Views from the east peak were much better, especialy into rock canyon and over to squaw peak. The trail was covered in snow, and we lost it, so we just climbed the south ridge on the east peak.
Friday Oct 5, 2007 it rained all evening in happy valley (utah county), and Saturday morning it was still coming down. But what the heck, I was up for a "winter" hike and Y mountain sounded good. By the time we reached the Y (1.2 miles into the hike) the rain turned to snow and it continued to snow the whole hike. On top there was about 4 inches of fresh powder (although be it very wet). The visibility was so low that we missed out on the valley views (but we could hear the cars).
We took the trail up to the Y, and then followed the single track trail into Slide Canyon, and on up to the peak on the West. We walked really really really slow, and we summitted in 3.5 hours (but I think 2.5 hours would be enough time).
Because I live right below it I hike this peak whenever I need a hike but can't go far. Most memorable trip was a poorly thought out sunrise hike with a friend after consuming way too much icecream. We fell asleep on a log, missed the sunrise, and had ants crawling all over us. The trail gets much prettier after the Y.
Climbed with a couple of friends to watch the sunrise from the east summit. Pretty colors with the changing fall leaves. One of my climbing partners hurt her ankle on the way down, and I thought for a while that we might have to call for help. However, through a combination of hobbling and carrying (with some help from a couple of strangers) she made it down.
Pictures are available at http://www.brucec.net/pictures/ymountain2006/
Solo hike from the Y trailhead by the usual route. Started around 10:45am, summited around 1pm. I took my time and took lots of pictures. I had never been to the summit before, so I spent about an hour and a half up there, exploring a bit. I made it back to the trailhead around 3:40pm.
If you do this hike, be sure to visit both summits. The east one is a bit higher, but both have amazing (and very different) views. It's only about a 10 minute walk from one to the other.
I guess it was finally time for me to climb Y Mountain. The mountain was crowded with people going to see the Y. I probably should have went on Sunday instead. I lost the trail which was buried in snow and just decided to climb straight up the mountain. Great view from the summit. I forgot my snowshoes so it ended up taking longer than I expected.
I've hiked or ran to the Y probably 20 times, but never hiked to the summit. Back in the 70s, you used to be able to drive to the Y (according to my father).
According to some very old notes I had kept, I hiked this one the first time with Macae Krogh the day before my 19th birthday in 1980. Later after reviewing the USGS map, I realized I had only gotten to the top of the second highest peak of "Y" Mountain. I hiked it a second time with a large group of guys from "Q" Hall in Deseret Tower dormitories at BYU in April of 1983 intending to reach the true high point. It turns out that both times I hiked to the top of the more westerly peak which offers much better views than the easterly highpoint which is actually 30-40 feet higher. There was too much snow to slog through in April of 1983 just to achieve the true high point.