Brighton Lakes Trail

MODERATE 76 reviews

Brighton Lakes Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until August.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2014 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Elevation gain 680 feet to Twin Lakes Reservoir. Major destinations include Twin Lakes Reservoir, Silver Lake and Lake Mary. Trail junctions include Twin Lakes Trail, Alta-Brighton Trail and Lake Mary Trail The Brighton Lakes Trail is a connecting trail between Twin Lakes Reservoir and the Lake Mary Trail. The trail offers a panoramic view of the peaks that surround the Brighton Bowl.

hiking
1 day ago

4 days ago

Made it to Lake Mary, still muddy and patches of snow. Too much snow to get to Martha and Catherine. The lake is full and beautiful!

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Great trail, though didnt see much of it, mostly still snow covered. Started on twin lakes trail, got to lake and intended to cut across to Brighton lakes trail but no dice as this rookie didnt bring microspikes. Descended and went back up Brighton Lakes trail, saw Dogwood Lake and Lake Mary, making own trail much of way as hard to follow with all the snow. Nixed any further attempt to Lake Martha or Lake Catherine without spikes- too off axis. Lakes and views are beautiful with all the snow.

7 months ago

took the lake Mary, Martha, and Catherine hike and enjoyed it every step of the way. Gorgeous views.

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7 months ago

8 months ago

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

9 months ago

I ran the Alta-Brighton Loop this morning, with a Lake Solitude add on. This loop included the Brighton Lakes route. It is always a pleasure to run this route. And the Brighton Lakes are Beautiful, even when Lake Mary has been drained (like today)

hiking
9 months ago

9 months ago

Lovely hike. Started at the base next to the chairlift. Initially was concerned we would would be surrounded by lifts, but quickly ascended to some lightly forested areas. Lakes were pretty, although low this time of year (August).

We took the spur up to Sunset Peak which was a good workout, but doable. It was strenuous at points! Spectacular view from the top.

From there you can come down and complete the loop or make it an out and back if fatigued.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

We began this hike close to 10:30 am and finished around 3:00 pm with a trek all the way out to Sunset Peak and tens of stops to see all the moose! The trail was pretty jam packed at first up the ski resort and I was nervous it was going to be like that the whole way, but once we hit the first lake the traffic had very much died down and it was peaceful all the way up to the top. We saw six moose on the trek and thousands of wildflowers. One of the best trails I've hiked thus far in UT!

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

We absolutely loved this hike!! I took my 14 yr old and 9 yr old and it was a great hike for them. The views were GORGEOUS at every turn! We saw momma and baby moose and a bull moose! The temps were amazing compared to the high heat in the valley! Take mosquito repellent as they are pretty vigorous by the lakes. Go all the way to Catherine...it's totally worth it!! I will do this hike a couple of more times this summer for sure!!

11 months ago

Didn't make it to the 4th lake, just up to Catherine and back down, but loved it! Had the lake all to myself and had a snack, and on the way down I saw a moose at the 2nd lake. Pretty hike! Nice escape from the 100 degree weather in the valley yesterday

trail running
11 months ago