Lake Solitude Trail

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Lake Solitude Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October.

3.5 miles 679 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) to Brighton about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center. Park at the Silver Lake Information Center or across the street at the Brighton Store.


4 days ago

Beautiful area. The app stated camping is available on this trail, but we got there but no overnight parking anywhere. All other camp sites nearby and accesible with young kids were full. UGH


5 days ago


17 days ago

hiking

Beautiful trail! We love doing the Twin Lakes loop with this one.


22 days ago


24 days ago

hiking

Beautiful trail. We did the Lake Solitude / Twin Lake Loop. The Lake Solitude portion of the trail was not very crowded. The Twin Lake had a lot more people on it. I'm glad we did the Solitude Lake portion first. Solitude Lake to Twin Lake is very steep, but the trail is a maintenance road so other than the incline it is easy to walk.


24 days ago

Awesome hike for kids!! Loved this hike.


25 days ago

I loved this hike because there was shade and it was the perfect length for my first hike of the season. We also saw two moose on the way up.


25 days ago

Fun for me and for the kids


28 days ago

hiking

Great, short hike. There was a mamma moose and her babies by the lake:)


1 month ago

hiking

This was a fun trail for our inexperienced as well as our experienced hikers. It was fairly easy. We saw a few other hikers, but it wasn't crowded. There was plenty of shady and sunny spots along the way. We had a great time.


1 month ago

mountain biking

First of all, there is no biking on the boardwalk to get up to the trail, so whatever. Once you get on the trail, there is like no way to stay on your bike what so ever... Don't even try it, it's not worth it, so I guess it was a good little hike with a few pedals here and there. Also way to many hikers to do any biking, don't even know why this was under the mountain biking section


1 month ago

Fun hike to the lake. Highly recommend taking the trail instead of the tram. Many beautiful pictures. When you get close to the tram, it starts to get very steep, but other than that, for the most part it's flat and a pretty easy hike. The lake is only about 800m. away from the tram. It is not great, but still great to make it too if you feel up to extending the hike. All together, it took us about an hour and a half. Definently worth a try!


1 month ago

If you start from the bottom it makes a great long hike. There is not a lot of shade. Did it with some runner friends, and there were some hills that were pretty steep. We rode the ski lift down which was very nice to have.


1 month ago

Great hike for a family with young kids.


1 month ago

hiking

Fairly easy, the hill at the start and just before the lake can wind you a little, but otherwise it's pretty flat. Scenery is nice, though it's a little marred by the access roads for the ski equipment.


1 month ago

easy hike, beautiful scenery.


4 months ago


9 months ago

hiking

Hiked from Solitude Ski Resort. Trail starts to the right of base of the Apex lift at the top of the Link lift. Follow the paved road until you see a trail. The trail climbs gradually through ski runs and trees. The trail is unmarked and descends in a few places so you think that you are on the wrong trail in a couple of places. Half way if you end up on a road on the west side of the canyon you are not on the trail. The road will take you to the Lake Solitude.However 2015 is a construction year and the road is closed. The trail is on the east side of the canyon and you will meet a trail coming from Brighton. Head south at the junction go up the canyon to the lake.


9 months ago

hiking

I wandered over here from Silver Lake Loop and there were a lot of people but it was a holiday weekend. However, the views were great and the fall colors were gorgeous!


10 months ago

hiking

This lake lives up to its name. I've done it three times now and have never seen another human at the lake. Saw 5 deer this time and decided not to disturb them so didn't stay long. Nice, easy, short hike. Extremely beautiful in the autumn. There was still construction going on in the Solitude area but not near the lake. Trail is still closed beyond the lake so the loop to Twin Lakes isn't possible. Still very worth the short trip.