Brighton Lakes Trail

MODERATE 120 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.

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Beautiful hike. Not too physically demanding. You’re about 90% sure to see a Moose somewhere. There’s always one or two on the south side of dog lake just off the trail.

25 days ago

My favorite hikes are summits, but this was a beautiful trail!

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1 month ago

Great hike! Saw 4 moose. Best place for moose is on south side of Dog Lake in the marshy area. As you hike to Dog Lake on east side headed south and get almost to the trail end, look in the trees on the left next to big rock outcrop. Bull moose surprised us just 25 feet away standing in the shadows eating. Maybe we were lucky because he pretty much ignored us even though there was a cow moose laying down near him. Also saw a cow with calf at the creek outlet of Lake Martha on north side of lake.

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This is a great trail that shows off the many lakes in the area. Parts are a bit rocky and the elevation can be difficult for people who aren't used to hiking at altitude. It's fun to hike up to the nearby peaks if you have extra time, too!

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1 month ago

Easy hike and it's beautiful! We even saw a moose!

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2 months ago

Great hike today. Saw 4 moose including 2 males with big racks at Catherine Lake.

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