Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

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Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles 380 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

views

Nice short hike, awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake This is a nice, easy trail most hikers, regardless of age or experience, would find enjoyable. The trail is well maintained and the awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley below begin almost immediately. The trail winds behind the peak and ascends up a moderate slope on the back side. The views from the back side are incredible, especially at sunset. The Great Salt Lake can be seen in the distance to the northwest. As you climb to the peak, the entire Salt Lake Valley can be seen below. The view from Ensign Peak is spectacular anytime, but sunset is by far the most ideal time for this hike. The view of the sunset combined with the cool evening breeze and the glittering city lights below make this a hike well worth taking and the minimal time and effort involved make it worth taking often!

4 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

One of my favorite hikes. It's very easy. It takes 20 minutes or less. The view is incredible and it also makes a nice night hike. It is very steep and I had a hard time hiking it the first time, but there are plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Great for beginners or people with families!

Quick and easy hike close to the city. This is an old stand-by when we need to get above the smog.

snowshoeing
23 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy hike, I would call it more of a walk up. The view of the city is awesome and especially beautiful at sunset. Typically a crowded spot.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Just finished this with the family and our 9 week old pup. All of us made it just fine. The views are pretty amazing! The hike itself is pretty easy and lots of kids and people were up there. Would do it again!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great view of the SL Valley

2 months ago

Hike is sort of boring but the view at the top is unbeatable.

2 months ago

Great view from the top, connects to another trail right before summit. Pretty easy.

2 months ago

visted SLC for a conference & this hike had some amazing views. It was definately a challege because it's straight up but it was short so if you can, I recommend seeing this spot.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome view and short hike. Would love to see it at sunset or sunrise!!

hiking
3 months ago

Such an amazing view for such a short hike! I wish I lived closer to Salt Lake, I would go all the time to watch the sunset.

hiking
3 months ago

Very short hike that is mostly uphill. Once you reach one of the many vistas you will be blessed with amazing views and few people. A nice quick hike not far from the city. Doable on a lunch break!

3 months ago

Short hike lots of people. You can see the city from the top.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of those short hikes that's great for when you only have a short time but want to get in a great view. I love to take first time visitors to Salt Lake here at sunset because it's so convenient to get to and really gives a beautiful panorama of the city. Steep, but doable even for beginners.