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Great Salt Lake Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews

Great Salt Lake Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 321 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

horseback riding

bird watching

running

beach

lake

bugs

rocky

This is a gorgeous scenic hike winding around part of the Great Salt Lake. The trail on Antelope Island that runs about 300 yards from the lake. Trail has numerous rock formations and views of the Sierra-Nevada Mountain Range and the GSL. The hike begins at trailhead at the campground near Bridger Bay. There are restrooms at the campground. An easy hike that takes about 2 hours.

horseback riding
18 days ago

beautiful ride at sunset. minimal bugs.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Easy stroll, no bugs today. Didn't go to the very end as a big bison was close to the trail. Nice views, but got hot.

hiking
3 months ago

A very scenic trail with great views of the lake. The trail is easy and can be done by any person, however there were a lot of bugs so bring bug spray.

hiking
bugs
no shade
rocky
3 months ago

We hiked this yesterday, May 25th. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a non-strenuous, longer hike; with families or dogs. We saw a bison, some lizards and an antelope! It has unique scenery and was a more flat terrain with lots of rocks. The path was easy to follow. Now for some cons: mosquitos. I assume they were mosquitos because I have itchy bites all over my legs- they bit me through my leggings. The tiny nats around your face were annoying at times, but bearable without a net hat. There is no shade, so wear sunscreen and a hat. Be prepared with bug spray (all over your body), long sleeves (for the bugs) and a hat/sunglasses/sunscreen. We did smell a fishy smell, but it wasn’t that bad and only smelled it a few times.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

The Bridger Bay (north) side of the trail had flying bugs and bad smells. When we made it around the tip to the west side it had no bugs and no bad smells. It was much better on the west side. Unique scenery. Pretty rocks. Some lizards and snakes. Lots of wind. Cool temperatures May 10th.

hiking
bugs
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful day for a nice, easy walk with outstanding views!

hiking
no shade
rocky
6 months ago

Nice 'walk'. We enjoyed the views.

6 months ago

Liked the Terrain, the wildlife, and the rock formations.

hiking
8 months ago

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

mountain biking
10 months ago

paddle sports
Friday, September 07, 2018

Went to go try floating. Gross flies all over water. Walked .5 miles to get to water and paid 10$ to get into park. Was not a total waste as we got to see bison and antelope. If you intend on going in the water be prepared for tiny flies all over you couldn’t stomach it.

running
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Quiet, flat trail. No shade along the path but cool temperature along lakeside made it pleasant. Most stretches after the first half mile are suitable for running. Great uninhibited views of surrounding landscape. Although the presence of spiders on webs adjacent to the trail is immediately noticed, I did not have an issue with them or other bugs.

hiking
Sunday, August 05, 2018

Spiders! This hike may be wonderful any other time of year, but please note that right now this area is infested with millions of spiders. There are several news articles about it. We got 5 mins into this hike first thing after sunrise and brushed away a few cobwebs thinking nothing of it. We came to a pass where we couldn’t get through the trail without facing several webs with three large spiders and turned around only to realize we’d been surround by webs all over the trail. Even driving off to leave the island we could see these webs and large spiders from the road. If they are your thing and don’t bother you, it’s a gem. If you prefer to avoid spiders, definitely not your hike right now.

hiking
Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Absolutely stunning if you go when the sun starts to rise. However, I won’t go back until fall as I was eaten alive by flies and mosquitoes everywhere.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous but Lord, the gnats.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Absolutely spectacular views from all angles.....never gets old. #Antelope

hiking
Sunday, April 15, 2018

Great trail for beginners, young children, pets or a scenic stroll. Bugs are annoying at times and there is no shade but overall made for a pleasant afternoon walk.

hiking
Friday, April 06, 2018

My kids love this trail! I have a five year old and a One year old and they both hiked it really well. The view of the lake is also breathtaking. Very happy with this hike ❤️

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Great trail! Easy for kids, light traffic, dog friendly. Gorgeous views!

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Beautiful..peaceful, but a lot of diverse traffic. A lot of off leash dogs so be prepared if your pup cant handle that (like mine). Encountered horseback riders and a large group of mtn bikers...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

did this trail on Saturday. beautiful scenery! we started from White Rock Bay and went to Bridger Bay then hiked up a trail on the side of the mountain to to the top of buffalo point and then down to the buffalo point parking lot , down the road a little and then south down the mountain to the White Rock Bay campground parking lot. we figured it at about 5 miles. really great hike!

hiking
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Beautiful views. Easy enough for my toddler (though she tired out after a half mile so we carried her the rest of the way). So peaceful. We will be back!

hiking
Friday, December 29, 2017

We only did about a half mile on this trail yesterday because two huge bison were grazing on it. That was incredible...but intimidating! We are definitely going to come back and try it another day. Antelope Island is beautiful!

Monday, October 02, 2017

Great family hike in early Fall. Pretty easy hike with beautiful views especially once you get about a mile out!

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An easy hike, but the scenery is stunning. Great hike for the family

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