Looking for a great trail in Antelope Island State Park, Utah? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 5 easy trails in Antelope Island State Park ranging from 0.6 to 21.6 miles and from 4,219 to 4,885 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Antelope Island State Park, the largest island in the Great Salt Lake, is home to a roaming herd of 500 bison. Pronghorn and bighorn sheep also share the rangelands that overlook the desert lake. Opportunities to view wildlife are available on backcountry trails, which are open to horseback riding, mountain biking, hiking and cross-country skiing. Please keep in mind that pets on leash are allowed on the island except on the Frary Peak trail. A visitor center offers information on the island's unique biology, geology and history. Please be aware that, during the month of May and part of June (usually until the weather reaches 90 degrees), Antelope Island has biting gnats (or "no see'ums"). Wear a hat or light hoodie and protect your face and neck with bugspray. Insects on the causeway are midges that don't bite, and brine flies along the lake's edge are harmless.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

We had an amazing time. The trail was rocky for sure, so watch your step. Either way you'll get so pretty good views of the island from this location.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
5 days ago

Fairly easy quick hike. Great views and interesting, rugged terrain.

This was a fun stop at the state park. It was cold and windy over new years weekend, I went with a few friends. We all loved exploring the rocks and it was our first taste of the great salt lake!

Did this hike yesterday with a few friends. There is some snow on the trail, but nothing to be scared of or need special equipment for. once we got on the ridge though, the wind really picked up, so I highly recommend some additional warmth and wind layers, especially if the sun isn't out We did get to see a few Buffalo and a few horses (with riders) on the trail. Overall, a pleasant day!

hiking
muddy
scramble
snow
12 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Very, very beautiful hike. Flew in for the day just to do it in the snow for the first time and had a blast. Definitely challenging, but it's overall not super long and totally doable, as an experienced hiker at least. Came prepared with microspikes and hiking poles, left hiking poles towards the very top once it became slightly more scramble-like. Picked them up on the way down and called it a day at dusk! I will say it got very cold, very quickly once the sun went down so come prepared.

Great views and somewhat icy in the beginning. Didn’t summit but could have if I had brought microspikes. Hiked on 1/5, took video of the hike here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gQjRxVG7wiM

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked to the peak on 1/1/2019. Definitely bring microspikes as trail is icy in several spots. We would not have summited if it weren’t for having microspikes. Snowshoes not needed as trail is broken in. After the radio tower follow ridge line just a few steps further until trail that breaks right. Go right to skirt ridge line and then summit. Incredible views the whole way up and stunning 360 view at summit.

Gate to upper lot is closed, adding 0.4mi each way. Just park in lower lot by closed gate and hike roadway up to trailhead. $10 entrance fee to get onto antelope island.

hiking
1 month ago

Breathtaking 360 degree views. One of the best 1 mile hikes you’ll find.

1 month ago

So worth the effort. The view is rad! Once you pass the radio tower make sure you head right/down NOT straight across.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty short, easy hike. The clouds cleared right as we got to the top which opened up some amazing views. Definitely worth a stop at this one if you want to get an elevated view of the island.

hiking
1 month ago

Causal hike along the shoreline, but very enjoyable! The stillness this morning was beautiful

hiking
2 months ago

Gate was close so had to park at lower parking lot which added .8 miles round trip. Microspikes made snow travel easy. Beautiful summit above the inversion!

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked 12/3 after hard snow previous day. We cut it short about a mile from summit as snow was getting pretty deep and we just had regular hiking boots. Honestly, I thought we could've made it but we played it extra safe This hike is amazing and makes you feel small! Beautiful place. Hope I can return and finish the rest some day.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice little offshoot from Frary Peak Trail. Hiked 12/3 after hard snow previous day. Had no problem with regular hiking boots.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Awesomeness but certainly needs re-evaluated in the easy rating.

hiking
3 months ago

Hit the Elephant Head spur after doing the Split Rock loop. It’s a short additional distance and has outstanding views of the GSL. Definitely recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty moderate 9ish mile hike with great views at the top. We saw a few bison roaming and they were closer than I expected. The terrain is pretty flat for the majority of the miles and we made great time, about an hour and 50 mins up and an hour 40 mins down. Had 2L of water but didn’t need that much since it’s the second week of November. It was COLD make sure to bring gloves, hats, etc because it’s windy up top too. We only saw three other hikers the whole time but we saw around ten people horseback riding the trails. It costs $10/car to drive onto the island and they will take cash or cards. Highly recommend this trail! I’ll definitely be going back.

hiking
3 months ago

it took us two hours and fifteen minutes up to the peak and one and a half hours to get back to the car. we probably could have gotten down faster if it wasn't dark. plan accordingly.

I loved this hike. It’s almost deserted on a Sunday morning while the trails nearer the White Rocks area got crowded. A real gem and not to strenuous despite the distance you’ll put in.

hiking
3 months ago

Such amazing scenery. Few steep stretches but not too long. Probably a butt kicker in the summer but it’s a pretty mild fall hike. Definitely will do this one again.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous views over Salt Lake. There's no shade on the entire hike, so be prepared for that. We extended the hike with a few kilometres, easily done with the connecting Junction and Bone Road Trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Wasn’t really expecting much—just felt like we had to check the Great Salt Lake off on our list since we were in the area. Wow—really enjoyed our visit to
Antelope Island and this short hike. 360 degree view of an otherworldly landscape in the middle of this huge mysterious lake with mountains all around. Fascinating!

first time out. it was awesome! took my 3 dogs and 4 yr old daughter. they all loved it. it is an easy hike and great views at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Take your camera and go at sunset! Pretty easy hike up, although the gravel on the way down might cause you to slip.

hiking
4 months ago

Super dope view, also make sure to go right at the radio tower and not into the rocks on the left there is no way to get to the trail without backtracking.

Great hike but there is no way this 21 mile hike should be rated easy when just Elephant Rock (9.2 miles)is rated moderate, this is twice the distance and over twice the elevation change. You'll make a full day of this and you'll need 3 liters of water.

Great hike but long. I did it in October, starting temperature was 40-ish and high of 55. Cool temps knocked down the bugs, so do this hike when it's cool. For water, I used a Camelback with 3 liters, it was a liter more than I needed. Great views!

I don't think this trek should be rated as hard. It might get a bit tiring if you are doing this trek during the hot summer months else it's a decent moderate trek.

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