Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 69 reviews

Willow Heights Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible from May until December.

2.5 miles 705 feet Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Fun to do in the morning. Took a minute to realize the trail began after walking up through a paved road and houses. The very beginning of the hike was quite steep but manageable. With a break to enjoy the surrounding views and feed the ducks, we took about 90 minutes total.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Loved this hike. The beginning is steep, which provides a nice workout. The rest is pretty mellow, but very beautiful. We made it there and back in about 2 hours. We only encountered 3 other groups of people, but not close enough to even say hello. We went late fall on Sunday morning.

hiking
2 months ago

A quick, easy hike. Very scenic and enjoyable.

2 months ago

Very steep. I had expected some incline, but not like what it was. For the frequent hiker, it won't be an issue, but may be more difficult for others. I would not recommend for little ones. Overall tough, gorgeous hike, and I will go again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful lake. It's a steep but intense hike to get there, but easy on the way back. It's a nice little daytrip, and you can get a good workout and a nice place to relax.

Leave yourself a few hours to sit and enjoy the lake.

2 months ago

I had heard this hike was steep but I wasn't expecting it to be as steep as it was. That being said, it was still pretty easy. It's a very short trail and all the aspens are beautiful.

hiking
2 months ago

hiked this trail this morning in the cool, crisp Fall air (33F). First .4 miles was 500' vertical, after that, an easy hike to and around the lake. Beautiful colors around the lake and surrounding area. Took 30 minutes to the Y near the lake from the TH

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful quick easy hike in and out in an hour. I didn't have an issue with flies although many have reported that they do. Hike is steep but short. Ducks up at the pond will eat out of your hand. Be sure to follow the trail all the way around the lake for a great chance to see moose. Reflection of the Aspen Trees in the water is worth the trip for sure. Great hike if you only have an hour to kill.

2 months ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty steep, but it is flat in spots so you can catch your breath. Lots of shade. The lake is definitely worth it! Go in the fall! The colors are so pretty! Lots of wildlife!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike and saw a moose! I'm told moose sightings are frequent on that hike. We took the trail a bit further and explored the area; very pretty.

hiking
3 months ago

Very steep from the beginning of the the trail , it's shade and lots of moose around. Easy to find the trail just park on the side road and get on the trail. It's easy but it's a workout.

hiking
3 months ago

It's not a bad hike. Fairly easy.

hiking
3 months ago

Just got back from this hike and I thought it was great! There is a paved road on the left side of the road and you go up that a bit and then turn up to the right when the road goes down and left or right. There are not any signs.There is a fork toward the end and you go to the left to get to the lake.

Maybe bring some food for the ducks because they will walk up to you and even eat out of your hands, if you don't mind the risk of a bite. The aspen tree's were beautiful and there were some nice flowers, but the fields were not full of them. We got up there around 8 or 8:30 and it was great weather and great view with the sun on the lake. It's kind of steep in that the 600 plus feet is done in just one mile, but definitely manageable and well worth the short hike. The meadow is beautiful and to is the lake.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

enjoyed the hike through aspens and wildflowers. Small, pretty lake with ducks. Views of Solitude are nice. Majority of hike is uphill requiring a handfull of rest stops.

backpacking
4 months ago

I backpacked up near the lake in hopes to camp overnight in some solitude. I quickly found out that this area was quite popular. There were a lot of other campers (this was on a Friday night). Other then that it was a great little trip. Gorgeous little lake with an awesome view of Solitude. I had heard that the lake is a great place to catch a moose sighting and sure enough I woke up to a big bull grazing about 20 yards from my camp. Pretty amazing :)

4 months ago

Great scenery all throughout the hike!

backpacking
4 months ago

Great hike and beautiful scenery. Had no problems with bugs. Saw two Moose and quite a few deer while there for the night. The Stars were extremely bright at night. Would highly recommend for a hike and for backpacking. There are multiple camp site locations you can set up at.