Silver Lake Loop Trail

EASY 174 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.

16 days ago

This isn’t a hike, unless you get off the scenic boardwalk. Although this boardwalk has very good views of the wetland!

hiking
17 days ago

walking
19 days ago

Not so much a hike, but more of a nice scenic walk along Silver Lake by Brighton Ski Resort. A popular spot since almost anyone can manage the trail on the Boardwalk and dirt paths. A nice place for a family if you want to cater to people who can't do much outdoors. Or if you just want to go outside for some fresh air and not hike up a trail.

PROS
Easy trail to follow and anyone can walk it. You can easily take young kids, Seniors, and strollers along the way.
Beautiful Scenery.
Picnic Tables, benches to sit on along the trail, and view areas away from the trail to take in the sights or enjoy a snack.
NEUTRAL (Pro or Con depending on your view)
Short. (Only a Mile Loop)
A chunk of the trail is uncovered and exposes you to the sun.
Can encounter some Wildlife.
CONS
Can get VERY busy. Even in the off season.
Parking can be an issue in busier times of the year.
Trail can get very slick and muddy if it has rained, snowed, or there is frost.

hiking
24 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Very easy loop trail with great opportunity for wildlife including moose early morning or late afternoon.

walking
1 month ago

Wonderful looped trail with the kids! Great views accompany an easy walk. Saw some moose, are some snacks; what more could we ask for?

walking
1 month ago

Easy trail and beautiful views of the lake. We saw a moose at the head of the trail. We did this in July 2017.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a beautiful boardwalk. Great for families and even strollers.

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1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

1 month 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

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