Lake Solitude Trail

EASY 88 reviews

Lake Solitude Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 best used from May until October.

3.5 miles 915 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is actually very cozy and peaceful with its tall grasses and white pines. i felt right at home on this trail. and although the lake might be small it is still ideal for moose! this hike was the first time that i have ever seen a moose :D i was very exited and thrilled to sit and watch this moose drink and play in the lake. we also saw a dear as well as the normal squares and chipmunks. ​

2 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

6 months ago

This is a very easy hike. The trail is pretty much flat the whole way. The last tiny bit is steep but once you get to the top of that you'll see the lake. It's a pretty small lake but it's beautiful. Be careful if you go through the brush to the shore. When I was there there were two large moose laying on the shore.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

I did this hike in August around 5:30pm. It is such a gorgeous and peaceful hike!! Once we got to the lake, we had wine & a sandwich as we watched the sun set all the way behind the mountains. By that time, the trail was completely empty, which was nice. I'll do this hike over and over again. Very easy, but still a good work out.

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike! Not too many people around and it was pretty peaceful. Aside from the ski lifts and a few other man-made things, it's a beautiful hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Great hike up, didn't k ow what to expect but the lake was smaller than I thought but had fun on the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

birding
7 months ago

Started our Bird Watching Tour here before going over Guardsman Pass, saw several different types of Birds, along with Moose, and a Snowshoe Rabbit, made for an amazing Tuesday evening

7 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike. Go early.

7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

GREAT family hike.. Steep and rocky at the very end of the trail.. We would definitely recommend it.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

It was pretty easy, good for families. A little steep at the very end but a good afternoon hike. Great view.