Silver Fork Trail

EASY 7 reviews

Silver Fork Trail is a 2.2 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 accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
459 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cross country skiing

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) 12.7 miles up to Solitude. At the lower parking lot there is a locked gate nearby. Park along the highway, but be sure not to block the gate. On the west end of the lot, there should be a road to follow.

hiking
11 days ago

23 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Trail itself was on and off covered with slushy deep snow that made for some post-holing, would have been better off with snowshoes on the ski run. Walked 1.08 miles up but it was getting late so turned around. Creek was beautiful, views were wonderful. Nice twilight from Eagle Express area parking lot at Solitude. Overall, great evening hike!

9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

A wonderful hike. We followed the trail up to both mines and then took the ridge line up to Solitude boundary line on top of the Honeycomb Cliffs. It was a good scramble to the top from there. The views are amazing; you can see down both canyons and across at all the other awesome peaks.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

hiking
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hiked point to point from Days Fork to the head of Silver Fork. The head of Silver Fork has great view down Silver Fork and also Little Cottonwood Canyon. View of Alta, Snowboard and down the canyon clear to Thunder Ridge. The trail is very good except for the top near the mine. We missed the main trail and followed a very faint trail the finally had to buchwack down some very old and very steep mine trails. Coming for the bottom should be very straight forward to the pass.