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Best trails in Antelope Island State Park, Utah

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Looking for a great trail in Antelope Island State Park, Utah? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, trail running trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Antelope Island State Park ranging from 1 to 11.4 miles and from 4,219 to 4,888 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Antelope Island State Park is just over 28,000-acres and is the largest island in the Great Salt Lake. It sits between the Wasatch mountains on the east and the Sierra Nevada mountains to the west. Visitors will have the opportunity to hike, bike, and explore the wildlife in the area. The backcountry trails are open to horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking. Even though the area is surrounded by salt water, the island has fresh water springs which support the local wildlife. Bison, Pronghorn antelope, Mule deer, bighorn sheep, coyotes, badgers, and bobcats are a few of the wildlife that roam the island. Visitors may also see owls, hawks, or a falcon. The land passed through several owners until 1981 when the State of Utah purchased the land. During the month of May and June, there are biting gnats so a hat or other protective barrier for your face and neck is recommended. Visit Antelope Island State Park on your next outdoor adventure!

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Map of trails in Antelope Island State Park, Utah
Park information
Acreage:
28,022 acres
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Contact
(801) 773-2941
Top trails (13)
#1 - Frary Peak Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 21 m
SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURE: Roads or gates leading to this trailhead are subject to seasonal closure which adds additional mileage to the hike. For more information, please visit https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/antelope-island/.Show more
#2 - Buffalo Point Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 33 m
Provides view of The Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island. Trail gives great view of island wildlife. Bison, owls, antelope, and deer can be seen from this trail. park benches are located along the trail side. Trail is located at the Northwest Quadrant of the Island. Provides view of The Great Salt Lake and Antelope Island. Trail gives great view of island wildlife. Bison, owls, antelope, and deer can be seen from this trail. park benches are located along the trail side.Show more
#3 - Dooly Knob Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
Dooly Knob offers decent views of the Great Salt Lake and the Wasatch Front, while overlooking the plains land of Antelope Island. There is plenty of wildlife. Buffalo, Antelope, Coyote, and various small rodents and birds live there. You will find a greater appreciation for the island by hiking. Show more
#4 - Lake Side Trail Loop
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 1 h 56 m
This trailhead is accessible from the trailhead ONLY if you have a camping permit. Otherwise, you will have to access trailheads at White Rock Bay. This is a gorgeous scenic hike winding around part of the Great Salt Lake. The trail on Antelope Island that runs about 300 yards from the lake. Trail has numerous rock formations and views of the Sierra-Nevada Mountain Range and the GSL. The hike begins at trailhead at the campground near Bridger Bay. There are restrooms at the campground. Takes about 2 hours.Show more
#5 - White Rock Loop
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
#6 - Lady Finger Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 10 m
Easy trail on Antelope Island State Park that leads out to Bridger Bay. Must climb over rocks throughout hike. Great views of the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Great place to watch the sunset. Show more
#7 - Elephant Head Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 23 m
Elephant Head is a trail located on Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah. The trails are full of nature- wildflowers, bison, deer, pronghorn sheep, bighorn sheep, waterfowl and other smaller animals. The trails are rocky and in the sun year round with little area for shade. Dress according to weather predictions and bring lots of water. Minimum 2 liters per person in the summer. In the winter the area is great for snowshoeing.Show more
#8 - Split Rock Loop Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 5 h 36 m
This is a great day hike best made in the spring or fall as there is almost nothing on this trail to provide shade- you'll be in the sun the entire hike. Bring lots of water, sunscreen and head covering. Good hiking boots are a must since the trail is long and rocky. If you are hiking this in the late spring or summer bring insect repellent as well. The trail rewards with fantastic views of the island, the Great Salt Lake, the surrounding mountains and wildlife that call the island home.Show more
#9 - The Sentry Loop
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 56 m
#10 - Mountain View Trail
Antelope Island State Park
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
Easy trail that follows the East Side Road to Fielding Garr Ranch. Wetlands and wildlife are abundant on the trail. The trail is 11.38 miles one way and will go through 4 parking areas with noted trailheads. Trails will cross the road at the parking lots. Show more
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