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Convenient & Dynamic
Overview: Easy hike to an overlook with great views of Big Cottonwood Canyon and the surrounding mountains.
Hike: The start of the hike is signed and heads north from the parking lot. You will immediately cross UT-190, watch for traffic. Once on the north side of the road, there is another trail sign; turn right to stay on Mill B North. The uphill starts right away, but the trail is in great shape, and the elevation gain feels reasonably easy. There will be a few switchbacks as you head uphill and away from the noise of the road. As the trail turns north, you may be able to hear, but not see, the water pouring over Hidden Falls below you.
As the trail turns to the right, Mill B North Fork will be visible to your left, and the trail parallels the creek as you head uphill. Some of the rock features in this area are picture-worthy. You'll pass another sign as you enter the Mount Olympus Wilderness. Shortly after the wilderness sign, at about 0.65 miles, the trail turns sharply to the right and starts some long switchbacks uphill.
At about 1.20 miles, there is a sign for the overlook directing you to the right onto a use-trail heading south and up to the rocks at the edge of the overlook. The path is obvious all the way through the rocks. Enjoy the views of the canyon and mountains while you relax on the abundant places to sit on the rocks. Once done, you can continue up the Mill B North Trail for more hiking or retrace your steps back downhill. Make sure to include the super short side trip to Hidden Falls at the start of the trail.
The trailhead is accessible year-round, but winter hiking would involve snowshoes. Given the abundance of oaks and maples along the trail and in the canyon, autumn would likely be a great season for this hike.
Check out the Official Route and Triplog.