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Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

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Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. 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: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 374 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

views

Nice short hike, awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake This is a nice, easy trail most hikers, regardless of age or experience, would find enjoyable. The trail is well maintained and the awesome views of the Salt Lake Valley below begin almost immediately. The trail winds behind the peak and ascends up a moderate slope on the back side. The views from the back side are incredible, especially at sunset. The Great Salt Lake can be seen in the distance to the northwest. As you climb to the peak, the entire Salt Lake Valley can be seen below. The view from Ensign Peak is spectacular anytime, but sunset is by far the most ideal time for this hike. The view of the sunset combined with the cool evening breeze and the glittering city lights below make this a hike well worth taking and the minimal time and effort involved make it worth taking often!

Steep but short and beautiful view at the top!

hiking
27 days ago

Quick, steep hike with great views of the Salt Lake Valley and Great Salt Lake.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful day! Amazing weather! Thank you November.....

hiking
no shade
29 days ago

Well travelled. Dogs on and off leash but well behaved. Quite steep but worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Steep incline but worth the views. Slow and steady up and down.

Beautiful city view.

hiking
2 months ago

Perfect hike while visiting...not easy to get to via public transit. Took a cab there and walked back to my hotel, I don’t think public transit runs on Sunday’s bc initially i thought a bus would get me close.

hiking
2 months ago

absolutely beautiful. fun to b up top where so much history took place! (short, so elevation gain is quick.)

hiking
2 months ago

Very busy trail near town. Views of the city and mountains are great. Included is plaques with information about the beginning of Salt Lake City which were interesting.

Perfect for sunset hike. Short quick burn. Take a headlamp or flashlight to get down safely.

good but easy in comparison with Living room.

hiking
2 months ago

Steep hill. Need to be used to the altitude. Great view of Salt Lake from the top.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a short hike but it is incline that entire way up and there isn't shade. The views of Salt Lake City and the valley are amazing. Sunrise or sunset would be incredible.

hiking
2 months ago

Short hike to a pretty lookout! A little steep going up. Only took about 30 minutes with stopping at the top for pictures.

hiking
2 months ago

I took my toddler on this hike. I picked this trail today for how easy it was to access. It was a cool day, so the lack of shade didn't bother us a bit and my little guy loved that there were several places to rest along the way. There was quite a bit of loose gravel from recent storms, so it was a bit of a trick to keep our footing on the way down, but overall a great short hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Short crowded hike, fantastic view of the valley at the top. Highly recommend for a sunset.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

This is a very short hike. But I highly recommend with the overlook of Salt Lake City. Extremely Beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Short and easy hike with good views and a lot of history.

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

steep coming down, but good short hike

hiking
3 months ago

Straight up as usual but great views and short

hiking
no shade
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

Review by John, Max and Halsey: the trail is short, steep and quick. A little crowded but is a must hike. Definitely needs some tlc.

hiking
no shade
3 months ago

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

This is a really nice and short hike! I just loved it ❤️

hiking
no shade
4 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
4 months ago

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