Lake Solitude Trail

EASY 97 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
915 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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
12 hours ago

We did this along with the Twin Lakes Trail, which made for a good full morning of hiking. This one was pretty easy but really enjoyable. Definitely plan on doing this one again in the future.

hiking
1 day ago

this is the first i have hiked this trail this season. It is one of my favorites for wildlife encounters. There are a few patches of snow on the trail and a massive fallen tree across the new trail.

hiking
2 days ago

Great hiking...but just follow the marked trails! We tried to follow using the AllTrails app gps, and getting t totally lost. Added about 0.5 miles straight uphill. Nevertheless, it was a spectacular hike: the lake was serene, and we saw a deer and moose!

hiking
3 days ago

Very easy and family friendly hike. There were a few patches of snow on the trail and a little tricky to cross but overall not too bad.

hiking
4 days ago

The trail gets a little confusing when it crosses paths with another trail. Just follow the pink flags and you'll get to the lake.

5 days ago

12 days ago

Great hike - still snowy but we made it to the lake. Even saw a porcupine! And a few deer. Good for kids.

13 days ago

Beautiful day but still a lot of snow on the trail. As a result we lost the trail several times (not marked at all after trailhead) and ultimately turned back without reaching the lake. I'll definitely try again, I've hiked it before and it's a relatively easy hike with great potential for moose sightings.

hiking
18 days ago

Lost trail due to heavy snow in spots. Will try again later this year.

hiking
4 months 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. ​

5 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 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
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

9 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.

9 months ago

hiking
9 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
9 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
9 months ago