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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Annebelle F
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Agree with the easy rating. More of a long walk than a hike and can easily be done in sneakers. Overall great view payoff for little effort on this one. Will become my new go-to trail for when visitors want to see the Great Salt Lake for the first time. There was a sign at the park entrance saying the no-see-ums have hatched but we didn't run into any issues. Saw 1 antelope, 2 hawks, a tiny lizard, and a few bison. All dogs we encountered were leashed and there were surprisingly few people on the trail for a warm(ish) Sunday afternoon. There were "No Parking" signs near the dumpster but folks seemed to be parking along the side of the road with no issues.

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Anita Hunter
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couldn't do trail. parking spots now marked as NO PARKING unless you pay for campsite.

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Salt Laker Girl
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VERY scenic hike with lots of wildlife. Liked the distance (it took us 2.5 hours to do the loop) and what felt like a mostly flat trail with hardly any incline. It’s rockier in some places but never difficult. We went the first day of April and it seemed like perfect weather. I don’t know if I’d want to come back in summer months because there isn’t any shade at all on this trail.

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Alejandra Maldonado
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Great easy hike for a day trip from SLC! Excellent views!

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Christian Puff
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Gabi Donchez
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Gorgeous views and so peaceful in the late afternoon! This is an easy relaxing hike. Saw lots of Buffalo, antelope, and birds.

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Kathlene Qualls
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Charles Aultman
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Our favorite trial. Dog owners, please pick up your dogs poop. Just because the Bison can leave poop doesn’t mean your dog should, especially in the middle of the trail!

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Christian Puff
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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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Great hike! The air quality was crap due to So. Utah dust storms today, but it lent to the otherworldly views if this hike. Had to do this one once more before biting fly season, hatching soon!

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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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Alex Shaproski
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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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