Lake Solitude Trail

EASY 58 reviews
#26 of 185 trails in

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.


2 days ago

hiking

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.


5 days ago

hiking

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


11 days ago

birding

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


18 days ago

hiking

Nice hike. Go early.


20 days ago

hiking

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


29 days ago

hiking

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


1 month ago

hiking

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


1 month ago

Nice and cool


1 month 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


1 month ago


1 month ago

hiking

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


1 month ago


1 month 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.


1 month ago

Awesome hike for kids!! Loved this hike.


1 month 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.


1 month ago

Fun for me and for the kids


2 months ago

hiking

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


2 months 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.


2 months 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


2 months 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!