Lake Solitude Trail

EASY 144 reviews

Lake Solitude Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
685 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) to Brighton about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center. Park at the Silver Lake Information Center or across the street at the Brighton Store.

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3 days ago

What a beautiful afternoon for a fall hike! There won't be many more afternoons like this one at such a high elevation. The trail was covered in golden aspen leaves and the weather was crisp and sunny. The only trouble was the work they've recently done on the service road and in felling trees erased the path. We found it again luckily. And thank heaven for the GPS! We somehow started heading down to a lackluster pond before realizing it wasn't Lake Solitude and we were supposed to be heading up toward the lake instead. In other words, the trail wasn't well marked. But the kids (15, 11, 9, and 7) and I had a great time and enjoyed this hike. We saw so many deer!

hiking
21 days ago

Easy hike. Was pretty with the snowfall over the weekend. Nice for a quick day hike.

22 days ago

good easy hike

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful trail, fairly easy (if used to the altitude).

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29 days ago

Trail was well marked and not difficult or maybe we are just getting acclimated. Beautiful aspen groves that will be gorgeous in about two weeks. Some are just starting to turn gold. There were moose close to Silver Lake and fortunately there was someone there to guide us away as the bull was a little aggressive due to the approaching mating season. Got a glimpse of them but not good enough to photo.

29 days ago

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1 month ago

Saw a moose near Silver Lake! And the best part was, people were keeping a respectful distance and not harassing it.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

We saw 4 moose at the start. Beautiful trail and easy too!

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1 month ago

Super easy hike up to Lake Solitude. We chose to continue to hike over to Twin Lakes. Would probably do Twin Lakes to Lake Solitude next time.

hiking
1 month ago

The aspens at the beginning of this hike are so amazing! The rest of the hike is nice, but not all that exciting. The lake was a little lackluster to be honest. Still nice, but I don't think I would do this one again. There are others I like more. I gave this 4 stars because the trail is well maintained and there are signs everywhere, so you cannot get lost.

1 month ago

Nice circular hike to the lakes on the Brighton - Solitude border. Parked at Sliver Lake where we first walked the boardwalk and saw a moose! Then up the trail from there.

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