Lake Solitude Trail

EASY 61 reviews

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 940 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

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.

2 months ago

This is a very easy hike. The trail is pretty much flat the whole way. The last tiny bit is steep but once you get to the top of that you'll see the lake. It's a pretty small lake but it's beautiful. Be careful if you go through the brush to the shore. When I was there there were two large moose laying on the shore.

2 months ago

I did this hike in August around 5:30pm. It is such a gorgeous and peaceful hike!! Once we got to the lake, we had wine & a sandwich as we watched the sun set all the way behind the mountains. By that time, the trail was completely empty, which was nice. I'll do this hike over and over again. Very easy, but still a good work out.

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike! Not too many people around and it was pretty peaceful. Aside from the ski lifts and a few other man-made things, it's a beautiful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike up, didn't k ow what to expect but the lake was smaller than I thought but had fun on the trail.

birding
3 months ago

Started our Bird Watching Tour here before going over Guardsman Pass, saw several different types of Birds, along with Moose, and a Snowshoe Rabbit, made for an amazing Tuesday evening

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike. Go early.

hiking
3 months ago

GREAT family hike.. Steep and rocky at the very end of the trail.. We would definitely recommend it.

hiking
4 months ago

It was pretty easy, good for families. A little steep at the very end but a good afternoon hike. Great view.

hiking
4 months ago

When silver lake just wasn't enough I took 4 kids up to lake solitude. They loved the friendly chipmunks. Nice hike.

4 months ago

Nice and cool

4 months 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

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

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.

5 months ago

Awesome hike for kids!! Loved this hike.

5 months 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.

5 months ago

Fun for me and for the kids

hiking
5 months ago

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