Avenue Twin Peaks

MODERATE 155 reviews

Avenue Twin Peaks is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
984 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

views

hiking
6 days ago

Awesome hike with a gradual, not too strenuous, incline on the way up. Great scenery and views of the city. Mountain bikers use the trail as well so be aware and courteous along the trail.

7 days ago

Lovely! Perfect morning hike!

hiking
12 days ago

Great shorter hike! It’s pretty much straight up the entire way, but it’s worth it for the views of the city. Dog friendly too!

25 days ago

Windy all the time, close to city, give it a try...

hiking
29 days ago

Great hike for weeknights - close to town, just challenging enough to work up a sweat, and amazing views.

1 month ago

Lovely trail, so close to home but when you get up there, you feel so far away. Perfect for dog walking. The upper route also has a lot less mountain bike traffic.

No snow, no mud. The ridge can get windy.

took my pups up during a storm, beautiful views, trail easily disappears during thr winter so its easy to get turned around in the evening hours but still a great hike.

3 months ago

it's really windy don't wear baseball caps. took my two chihuahuas they did surprisingly well. great for most age groups. easy to spend 2 hours without realizing it so make sure you bring water.

4 months ago

Great hike with full views of the valley. A little muddy this time of year from the melted snow, but nothing to worry about. Great for dogs as well.

hiking
5 months ago

I found this to be an enjoyable hike. Though you gain a bit of elevation, the fact you go up and down about 4 to 5 small hills before getting to the twin peaks made it less intense for me (even compared to switchbacks, which this trail doesn't have). We pansied out before the last peak. We only went up to the first peak, so we will have to come back someday to do the second peak. To add... this is our first time doing this trail- the trail had snowy sections, some slightly muddy sections and clear (packed mud with some loose stones) sections. I feel the snow actually made the hike a little easier going up and down some of the hills. I guess when it's not snowy, these paths may have more pebbles and rocks which could make it a bit harder to walk up and down. The good thing with the snow on the path this day was in most places it was packed down or powder, there were very few sections that were slippery, and only near the beginning of the trail did I notice ice... so that made it very enjoyable! (The entire journey took 3 hours - 1.5 hr up, and 1.5 hr back.. but I am a slow hiker....)

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

Would be good easy hike for sunset

7 months ago

Great trail to see the rolling hills. Perfect during sunset hours!

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous Views-dress warm!

hiking
8 months ago

Somebody spilled m-and-ms on the first of the two peaks so if you're walking with dogs, watch out. Other than that, this is a challenging short trail with great views of the city and the mountains to the north. Worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

Uphill hike from Terrace Hills Drive trailhead up to the ridge trail - then easy trail with a couple of steep uphills on the ridge on the way out to Avenues Twin Peaks. Beautiful view of the entire valley from the second peak. Exposed so take water. Nice in winter too - just wear gaiters.

hiking
10 months ago

Challenging hike, beautiful views.

10 months ago

Great trail. Quick and easy trail to get the pups some exercise on.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful view of the city facing East and gorgeous views of the mountains to the West. You really get the best of both worlds. Very minimal shade on the trail, so be sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen!

11 months ago

Tough but amazing views

11 months ago

Steep start if mountain biking but great city views

trail running
11 months ago

A great trail for trail running, not a lot of traffic and I started at 8:45 AM.
The first .75 is up hill and a good steady incline.
Then .75 is relatively even with the ascent to the peaks is a challenge. I wasn't able to run up the entire ascent. A great hike/run the views of the valley are amazing and worth the trip!!

11 months ago

Great views overlooking SLC. Easy enough to do with family/friends visiting from out of town and not accustomed to the altitude if they're relatively fit.

hiking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Hiked here for the first time today. Great trail for spring. Nice views the entire way.

hiking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Hiked with the family, first part up is kinda steep but the views were beautiful.

Monday, April 24, 2017

A great short hike. We did this hike with our 2kids (9 & 11) and 2 small dogs with no problems. Easy rolling hills with great views.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Absolutely loved this trail! The spring weather has made the hills super green and the views from the peaks are phenomenal. It is shared with bikers and there are lots of dogs along the way.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

This was wonderful. I went on a Saturday afternoon and there weren't that many people around, which was nice. The hike to the top was a gentle incline until you get to the first peak. The grade gets steep, but it's not for long. Totally worth it. The view from up there is amazing. You can see the great salt lake and the entire valley. I would do this one again for sure.

hiking
Saturday, April 15, 2017

Excellent views of the mountains and the city when clear out. Easy difficulty for a leisure hike

Friday, January 20, 2017

A nice mellow winter hike, good views, trail is packed down well.

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