Silver Lake Loop Trail

EASY 159 reviews

Silver Lake Loop Trail is a 0.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
75 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

canoeing

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Access #1: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center parking area across from the Brighton Store on the west side of the road. Trail begins behind the Visitor's Center (boarded walkway). Access #2: Same as above but follow the road around the circle to Majestic Lodge. Trailhead begins behind the lodge. Follow directions to Twin Lakes Reservoir and Silver Lake.

4 hours ago

Easy nature walk. Paved dirt or boardwalk around entire loop. Lots of information signs around.

hiking
5 hours ago

Very pretty and scenic. Easy and quick loop around the lake.

2 days ago

Great path and very easy!

I wouldn't call this a hike, but it is a nice boardwalk around the lake. We like to have picnics there. Very crowded on weekends and evenings.

hiking
10 days ago

A good and pretty hike... Just felt too short and busy for me considering the drive.

10 days ago

Great short hike for kids!

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10 days ago

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28 days ago

29 days ago

fun

1 month ago

went around this before doing twin lakes and solitude. saw a moose! gorgeous views on the early morning.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Very simple, very flat, and my seven months pregnant self and two year old made it around by ourselves. Just what we were looking for. Bring bug spray, the skeeters are crazy!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We love this beautiful walk around Silver Lake and try to go at least once every summer. It's the perfect way to get out of the heat of the Salt Lake Valley, and even little kids can do it. We caught a nice rainbow trout last night too!

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

This is an easy, family friendly hike. We love going towards the end of the day. The light at that time is absolutely gorgeous. We finally saw a moose! We always look for one but never see one.