Silver Lake Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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Directions from Salt Lake City: Access #1: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center parking area across from the Brighton Store on the west side of the road. Trail begins behind the Visitor's Center (boarded walkway). Access #2: Same as above but follow the road around the circle to Majestic Lodge. Trailhead begins behind the lodge. Follow directions to Twin Lakes Reservoir and Silver Lake.
Really easy but awesome place
This is an easy walk around a nice lake, though it can be pretty crowded. Saw some wildlife once we got away from the larger groups on the boardwalk. The 1.5yo in our group loved watching the ducks. For the adults, better to continue to Twin Lakes for a nicer hike experience, or at least to head along the Twin Lakes trail until you come out of the trees for a magnificent view of Silver Lake from above.
We did the loop last weekend with the family. It was busy but we had fun. It was more of a walk than a hike. Short and sweet. The lake was beautiful.
Another trail our family does just to get out of town for an hour or two. Awesome.
Got up to Silver Lake/Brighton early this morning. Lake was calm in the early morning with the sun just past cresting the peaks to the east. Able to get many reflection shots in the lake. Lots of color with the aspens, clear blue sky, and new snow.
This Trail was Beautiful on lots of fun just walking with the family. You can even take a stroller around the board walk. If you want to bring LO and do a hike I recommend no stroller and doing the twin lake hike. Its super steep and rocky but so worth it and kids younger than six were hiking this! We had my 11 month old on my husbands back and he enjoyed ever bit of it! I give this 5 stars!
Very easy and pretty setting, i suggest going up to twin lakes and stopping at the white Rock area, great view of silver lake but too difficult to go any father
Great little hike.
My family has been going to Silver Lake for 20 years, and it isn't the same anymore. It used to be a very peaceful place to go, but now it is very overcrowded and it's quite obvious that the rangers cannot keep up with the crowds and do nothing to manage them. The hike is very nice and scenic, if you can survive the whole way around without getting shoved off the path by impatient parents pushing strollers or unattended children. Fishing is almost impossible now as the majority of people are quite disrespectful of your lines. The best time of day for peaceful fishing is sunrise to about 10 am or sunset until 10pm.
Great for kids because it's more like a walk. Stroller friendly and the view is gorgeous! Multiple pokestops and gyms. There are some cool boulders with pyrite by the parking lot. Multiple picnic areas as well as restrooms.
Simple hike with the kids. Our two and five year olds loved it.
Amazing hike! Great for kids.
We went in the spring while there was still snow. No one was around and we had never been there. It was absolutely gorgeous! We walked around and many times got sunk in the deep deep snow. It got somewhat strenuous in the deep snow for my three boys and myself caring my youngest. But if we looked closely on the trees there are markers to tell which way to go. It was slightly snowing and the most beautiful sight of the month!
Very short so we decide to go up to lake solitude. If you are just looking to get out and fish with the kids this is great. If you are looking for a hike it's basically a stroll in nature.