Silver Lake Trail

MODERATE 370 reviews
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Silver Lake Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1407 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

old growth

over grown

rocky

Absolutely gorgeous hike that ends at a lake with cliffs on one side and a panoramic view of the valley on the other. The trail is not overly steep and is fairly well-maintained. Seasonally, there are beautiful wild flowers throughout the hike, even wild strawberries! Great hike for your dog. You walk through the river two/three times so they can get a drink. Pack some flip flops so you can get your feet wet at the lake, and if you have a dog bring a leash because it is a popular hike. Please note that this is not the Silver Lake up at Brighton. The Silver Lake up at Brighton is in a protected watershed and does not allow dogs.

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Pretty views , easy and my dog loved the lake . According to my gps it was more like 6.7 miles .

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4 days ago

We love to take our 4 year old son to silver lake. Good chance to see wildlife and it's an easy stroll for all.

5 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes yet. Not too hard and beautiful the whole way

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6 days ago

Great hike with amazing views. This it the only hike we've repeated since being in Utah for about a year. The trail starts off easy and flat but then the elevation picks up. There are some steep rocky spots but not too bad. After the first mile it's fairly exposed so bring plenty of water, sunblock, hat, etc. I think moderate is a fairly accurate rating for this trail (by Utah standards - if you're used to trails on the eastern part of the country this would be strenuous).

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9 days ago

This hike was beautiful. Wild flowers everywhere, great views, and the lake was very peaceful. Next time I would bring a tube to float around in the lake.

This is more of a stroll than a hike. It is very beautiful though. I recommend going during autumn, when the aspens are changing colors. Be prepared to see moose, for they frequent the area.

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10 days ago

My favorite hike so far this summer. A hidden gem. 4.5 miles round trip according to my Garmin. The first 1.5 miles are easy with the last bit moderate-strenuous, so moderate is a fair rating. Will definitely be back.

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10 days ago

Amazing beauty. Lots of flowers behind the lake. Great views. Moose nearby. Not an easy hike but not too hard.

12 days ago

A great trail, starts off very easy and slowly increases difficulty. The lake is beautiful, the water so clear that the trout can be easily seen, bring fishing gear!

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