Silver Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, UT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
It was a very strenuous hike. It says moderate but it was hard and I am very athletic. It was really fun I took my dog with me but I wasn't expecting it to be as hard as it was. Great Lake though. This time of year it wasn't very petty but if I had gone before the leaves fell, it would probably be spectacular. Make sure your dog is on a leash though, there are some sketchy parts of the trail with big drop offs. Expect a lot of rocks it gets really steep.
Beautiful trail, lots of friendly hikers with friendly pets. Only down side of this trail was the construction noise from the work being performed at the lake and roads
I camped in the valley. It was beautiful but SOME people kept blasting annoying rap/techno music on their radios while driving off road. Rap music and nature are never to be combined
My wife and I took this hike today and it was just beautiful all the way to the lake. We saw a bull moose on our way down and it made an already great hike even better. We found the terrain to be fairly easy except for the last maybe 1/8 mile was a little steeper and quite rocky. It took us about 1 1/2 hours up with quite a few photo stops and about 1 1/4 hours down. It was quite a distance up a dirt road to get to the trail head so don't give up. The trail is very well marked and easy to follow
Beautiful fall colors. Took my 2 small dogs and saw a few people, not too much traffic. It cools down very fast around 6pm be prepared. Easy hike until you're about 5min from the lake, then large builders appear.
This was a great half day hike with the kids (10 and 7) and our 2 dogs. Before the Granite Campground entrance hang a right on the dirt road. It's a narrow road along the cliff side, so drive slowly and be aware of other cars. At the trailhead there are toilets (big plus with kids), but bring sanitizer ;-). This is definitely moderate as there are places where you are climbing over rocks. You also climb over one small creek. It took us about 2 hours to get up to the lake, pausing to take a few pictures and then about an 1.5 to climb back down. The lake is beautiful and there are many trails that lead down to some small beach areas (in some places). Lots of dogs off leash, but all very friendly and none barked. My kids loved it (so did my pups). I recommend going in early September to really experience the fall colors. The trees were already pretty bare today (beginning of October). We are even thinking about taking tents next time :-).
I wish we would've done this one about two or three weeks ago. Fall colors were still beautiful but they were probably spectacular at the end of September. Go early morning to avoid crowded trail/parking lot.
Very peaceful and quiet at the top minus a couple of people smoking which only killed the mood for a little bit.
Certainly one of the prettiest hikes I've been on and it will be a go to for people visiting out of town.
Super popular hike it seems but definitely enjoyable and rewarding
I thought this was a great hike. It's very steep. We took our dog and he had a great time. I wish we would have started this a couple hours earlier than we did. We could have made it a lot easier on ourselves if we had gone in the cool morning air.
This hike is perfect for all beginners, one anyone who doesn't have time to do any of the upper level hikes. It took maybe an hour and 15 minutes to get up because we had a couple girls in the group who needed several rests, could easily do it under an hour. we started hiking around 5, got up there around 6:15, fished until 7:15, and started hiking back down at 7:30. If you don't mind hiking out at night I highly recommend it because by about 7pm we had the whole lake to ourselves and it was just beautiful. Most stunning lake if hiked to so far. The drive is a bit bumpy but I made it up in my little toyota echo just fine. I will definitely be doing this hike again.
Incredible. I hiked it in the evening and passed a couple people on the way there and back but had the lake all to myself. It was a little easier than I expected, but steeper towards the lake.
Oh my Jesus I loved this trail! Absolutely no complaints at all. The lake was amazing! We sat on the bank and watched the trout eat bugs on top of the water while we ate lunch!
The lake is totally worth the hike! Just be sure to follow the stream to the right, downstream when it looks like you can go either left or right.
A really fun hike with a nice cold lake to jump in to get away from the heat of the day. My wife and I have hiked this trail a few times. There are generally a few people you meet along the way, but I wouldn't say it's a crowded hike by any means. A little steep at parts, but not bad.
Loved everything about this hike! Well worth it! ❤️❤️❤️
Headed on this trail at around 1pm on 4 Sep with loaded backpacks and my dog. The hike up took about 1.5 hours and was hot. Lots of people and dogs (and horses). Arrived at the lake and only saw 2 other people there. I slept in a hammock and the night was very windy. Very peaceful other wise. The hike down the next morning took about an hour. I would do this trail again!
Dont forget the $6.00/3 day pass at the gate. The road is dirt and rocky but cars make it no problem.