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.
A quick, easy hike. Very scenic and enjoyable.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
It's not a bad hike. Fairly easy.
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.
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.
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 :)
Great scenery all throughout the hike!
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.
I like to come back into Alltrails from time to time to see if there are hiking trails I have been in the past or trails that have just been published. I completed this one not using the normal route but came at it from above.
It was the first snow of the year and we were coming across the Wasatch crest. We were about 3 mile into it and decided that Willow Lake would be a good way to get down and out of the wind. Once off the ridge we spent quite a bit of time checking out this area and then took the normal trail out. Luckily some one in the group had already thought ahead and left a shuttle vehicle at the bottom. This is a beautiful area with plenty of side trails.
Had planned to camp overnight but as others have mentioned the flys were overwhelming. Couldn't stop and put down my pack without becoming instantly swarmed. So I just hiked back down. That said, it was a worthwhile short hike.
Several have noted that there are two trails that end up at the lake. The one listed here on AllTrails originates in a small neighborhood with "No Parking" signs everywhere. I personally had to go about a half mile farther up the canyon and park on the side of Big Cottonwood Canyon road and take the other trailhead, which is clearly visible from the road.
Descent hike, beautiful scenery, but the lake was uneventful and the flys made the trip difficult.