Silver Glance Lake is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near American Fork, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length5.9 miElevation gain2,395 ftRoute typeOut & back
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org As of 5/28/19, segments of this trail are closed, including the road leading to the trailhead. Plan on adding 2-3 miles to your hike.

Pleasant Grove Ranger District 390 North 100 East Pleasant Grove, UT 84062 (801) 785-3563

From I-15, take Alpine Exit 284. You will be traveling east on Highway 92 for approximately 7 miles to the mouth of American Fork Canyon. This is a Recreation Fee Area and you will pay your fee at the booth. Continue driving on the Alpine Loop to the North Fork of American Fork Canyon. Turn left onto North Fork (Highway 144) which will lead you to Tibble Fork Reservoir.

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Cody Mcclintic
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Dana Sugar
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Pretty views, good challenge between the two lakes. I forgot my black wool tshirt up there if anyone snagged it I’d love to reunite with it. Danasugar@gmail

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Shelby Sundquist
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Fall colors are nearly gone. Trail is steeper above silver lake, but fewer people. The dead animal a mile in still smells very dead. Overall, beautiful evening and accessible trail. Sadly, covid and trail etiquette were lacking from most hikers. Please guys - Utah is experiencing a covid surge and it's respectful to cover your face or at least turn away while passing.

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Katarzyna Elliott-Maksymowicz
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Mark Lowrance
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Alyssa Aey
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Nice fairly easy hike. Trail is a bit rocky. No need for trekking poles on this trail. Got to the trail head about 7am finished around 11am. About 9ish is when the traffic started to pick up on the trail. Cold, windy and snow at Silver Glance Lake. From Silver Lake to Silver glance lake the steepness picks up.

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Jamie Marquis
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Beautiful yellow aspens! Good hike! I thought it was easier than the last time I did it, but maybe I’m just in better shape now. The last push from the first lake to the second lake is VERY steep and idk if I’ll do that again, but to the first lake is lovely

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Creed Larsen
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Beautiful fall colors, some steep climbs Between the two legs at the top but so worth the effort!

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Brooke Hamblin
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I loved this hike! Past Silver Lake it starts to get difficult since its all uphill. Going down was harder on me than going up. I promise its worth it!

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Tony Inthanon
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Brady Hutchins
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Sithara Kodali
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Chilly up at Silver Glance, and steep after Silver Lake (some scrambling down), but lovely lovely lovely.

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Jessica Luo
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Kirsty Solberg
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Silver lake is way cool! If you’re going to try and make it up to Silver Glance, it’s definitely going to kick your butt. But in the best way possible :)

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Yna Dimaala
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Great hike. Did it twice in 1 week. Definitely be doing again.

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Tammy Colby
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Mike Mike Costello
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Surreal

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Autumn Gibelyou
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I drove my Mustang to the trailhead, so if I did it anyone can.

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Carlos Rodriguez
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Carl Hansen
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Sad I missed the sword by a week. Great trail to silver glance. The trail to the top of Excalibur hill takes some route finding and some steep cliff and rocky areas. Choose wisely. Cache still at the top and some broken concrete no sword. Great view of timp and silver lake from the top.

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Jason Farnsworth
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Reasonably busy up to Silver Lake, even in the middle of a weekday. Weekends must be crazy. Much less busy from Silver Lake to Silver Glance Lake, which is a much steeper and constant climb compared to the trail leading to the first lake.

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Carlos Rodriguez
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Ken Christensen
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R S
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Perhaps its time for dog owners to pack out what their dogs pack in. No one likes it on the trail. If it's too much work, leave them home. Who took the sword ??? Don't wast your time making the trek. It's completely gone. Why is it so hard to leave something alone? Can't we just enjoy the adventure or do we have to destroy what's around us to feel complete, Mr. Macho Man..... "Hey everyone, look at me - I just broke the sword and ruined it for everyone else. Tell me how cool I am. Go head - tell me. I'm listening." Update - Michael posted about a lost camera back on the 31st. Found it, tracked him down and made arrangements to get it back. Good ending to an other wise "mostly" cool day.

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Matt Wells
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Mary Kate vom Lehn
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Aaron Meyerink
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THE SWORD IS GONE!!! Cool Hike. Never been up before. Heard about Excalibur. Went to see it after detting up camp on the 15th. It was really cool. You can see Silver lake from the sword, breathtaking view. However, on the morning of the 16th, a fellow group of two guys said they went to find it and couldn't find it. I went to see if i could spot it again with the binoculars. Sure enough it wasn't there. Another hiker then said he would go check and take a pic and send it to us. Sure enough it was gone. It has been there since 2014 the Geocache said. Sad to see it gone. Someone broke it away from the mountain in the night, but nonetheless, it was great hike. Gets super steep and hot after silver lake. Definitively will do again soon.

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Connor Nielson
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I was only planning on hiking to the lakes but then I heard that there is a sword in the mountain. The view up by Excalibur is amazing!

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