GSL Shorelands Preserve

EASY 27 reviews

GSL Shorelands Preserve is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Layton, UT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 14 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

wildlife

bugs

no dogs

Enjoy a boarded walkway meandering through the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve - a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. The Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve is a unique system of salt and fresh water marshes, ponds, pools, sloughs and mudflats. It is a rich feeding ground for tens of thousands of migrating birds, which use the Great Salt Lake as a resting point on their journeys from Canada to points in Central and South America. In fact, some of the largest gatherings of wildlife ever recorded on the Great Salt Lake have been observed here. The innovative visitor center at the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve offers you the chance to experience and learn about the wetlands and its birds while keeping your feet dry! The wetlands of the Great Salt Lake provide important nesting and foraging habitat for over 250 species of birds. The lake is a critical link in the Pacific Flyway between North and South America. In fact, so many birds (between four and six million!) visit, feed and nest at the lake and its wetlands annually, it has been named as one of only seventeen sites of Hemispheric Importance in the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network, an internationally important designation. Visitors may experience the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve any time of year. The visitor center is open every day: April September: 7am to 8pm October March: 8am to 5pm

hiking
5 days ago

Short trail and not much of a hike but honestly it was beautiful with great sites. Mountains looked amazing!

1 month ago

great place for a first kiss

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Love this trail close to home

3 months ago

Just a little nature walk, but the sunsets are gorgeous. Bring bug spray, and a camera. Lots of varying birds. A fun way to spend an hour or two.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a nice walk, easy and toddler friendly , I will do it all the time

walking
4 months ago

I didn't really enjoy this hike. It is a wooden ground bridge that circles around over marsh land. It has beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and that's why I rated the two stars. I enjoy being surrounded by trees and plants, this walk does not provide the nature appeal I desire. The walk lacks shade. I didn't really see birds. We also avoided walking up to the top of the tower because it was surrounded by bees and wasps. I don't know that I would do this again unless it is a time of year bees are hibernating.

walking
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walking
5 months ago

Beautiful and super easy, kids friendly but no pets allowed.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this place to just get a nice short walk in and view the beautiful scenery. Perfect for all ages.

walking
6 months ago

good for little kids

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7 months ago

It's a fun walk around!

hiking
7 months ago

Easy boardwalk to fun tower which overlooks the preserve.