Lake Side Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length4.8 miElevation gain328 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyCampingHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingBird watchingRunningBeachDog friendlyLakeViewsWildlifeRockyNo shadeFee
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This trailhead is accessible from the trailhead ONLY if you have a camping permit. Otherwise, you will have to access trailheads at White Rock Bay. 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. Takes about 2 hours.

Parking at Bridger Campground with a $9 entrance fee to enter the park.

On Antelope Island

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Mary Strickland
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Great day for hiking. Puppies loved every minute. Not crowded at all, Great views.

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Christian Puff
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Courtney Hartung Harrison
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Perfect time of year to go, lots of others here on the weekend. A bison was on the trail so you had to go around him or turn back, amazing views.

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Cheyenne Herlandstein
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Ann Head
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Beautiful trail! Go mountain side first to save the sunset for last if you go in the evening! Perfect evening for a hike

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Heidi Ruster
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Lovely hike in March!!

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Kathlene Qualls
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Fantastic day to be out! Trail is dry.

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Christian Puff
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Marcus Jensen
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Diane Roberts
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Easy Rocky trail with a slight elevation gain. We saw several Buffalos today. Trail had moderate traffic. ***Bathrooms available

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Nana Smama
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Greg Laffin
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Good workout for novice to intermediate hikers. Bison sightings possible. Amazing Mountain views across the Salt Lake.

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Mario Martinez
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Easy hike with nice views! No one on the trail when we went. Did encounter a bison at the end of the trail so we had to go around him. FYI if a bison is charging toward you, play dead

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Christian Puff
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Sarah Juttner
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Charles Aultman
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Scott Hansen
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Buffalo wouldn’t move cut it short.

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Vincent La
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Charles Aultman
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Adrene Wike
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We weren’t sure where to park since there were campgrounds right at the start so we ended up with a notice on our car. Overall the trail was easy to follow but we ended up adding 1/2 mile because the bison were laying in the middle of the trail about 3 miles in! Overall it was really pretty with all the snow!

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Christian Puff
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Valerie Treimer
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Gorgeous scenic hike, saw 19 buffalo from a safe distance. Easy to access, note there is a fee to access the land the trail is on.

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Megan Wells
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Easy hike along the side of the lake. Saw 3 bison and 2 coyotes. Went just over a mile and turned back.

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Robert Bills
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Beautiful this time of year. Good family hike. Dog friendly. Buffalo near trail.

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Bob Turner
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Great hike- we saw at least 15 bison in five different places. Three sets were within five feet of the trail. Great and changing views of the salt lake and mountains. Trail was relatively flat and easy to follow. Definitely long and would be very hot on a summer day. Also do not get too close to the bison! They can run twice as fast as humans. Sometimes we had to leave trail and walk around them.

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Katherine Carling
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Super warm and really pretty view of the lake. No snow on the trail, pretty easy! Saw lots of bison and a few coyotes at the end and that was super cool!

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Jenny Beede
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Beautiful scenery! The weather was perfect today, tiny bit of ice but very manageable.

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