Avenue Twin Peaks is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible year-round.
A generally easy hike with a couple of moderate inclines to summit each of the peaks. Beautiful views of downtown. Even in late October there were a couple of wild flowers -- it must be really gorgeous in late spring and early summer. There are quite a few mountain bikers at the beginning, but none near the ridgeline. My dog loved it. I think dogs are supposed to be on leash, but it seems like nobody really follows this. This would make a great after work hike to watch the sunset.
Nice afternoon stroll.
Quite exposed most of the way. Moderate inclines - but always followed with a flat path. Gorgeous views of the city and an overall wonderful after work/school hike! Passed by several mountain bikers and a few other hikers.
I live nearby and have hiked this scores of times in all seasons. It has little shade, but has nice views of the city throughout and nice views into city creek once you're up on the ridgeline. It climbs steadily but doesn't really start to crank uphill until the final leg up twin peaks proper. It's a nice hike for kids - my son hiked it as young as 3. Getting to the peak is a nice reward for goal-oriented little ones.
Parking is kind of weird, it's on street in a residential dead end way up in the avenues. Trail starts out pretty mild and opens up to some really beautiful views of the city. I saw some MTB'ers zooming down the trail I was walking up so be careful of them especially when it gets into a more single track type of trail. I took a wrong turn at one point to stay on the more major trail but easily found my way back to hike up the peaks. The peak area is more steep with some loose rock. Can be a bit windy too with not much shade. A lot of people have dogs off leash and I saw a good amount of dog poop sitting on the sides of the trail. Overall, I'd do this again and even trail run or mtb it. Views are really great! Hike it on a less hazy day.
Great little hike so close to the city. Moderate uphill most of the way with very little shade. It has a great view of the city almost the whole way and once past the BST you get a great view of the surrounding mountains on the other side of the ridge. There were some wildflowers in bloom which just added to the beauty of it all. Great hike!
Definitely not easy. There was an alternate path that looked a bit easier; the path I took followed the ridgeline and was constantly up and down hills. It was very hot; bring lots of water!
Super windy but it was quick and easy! View is great