Silver Lake Trail

MODERATE 273 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

hiking
1 day ago

Rocky and sun exposed the whole way but awesome views all the way up and beautiful views at the beginning and ending lakes!

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2 days ago

7 days ago

Fun! It wasn't a very long hike and it was so beautiful the whole way up to the lake! Loved it!

backpacking
8 days ago

I loved the trail. Very scenic views, even saw a moose. I backpacked and spent some nights up there. This place seems to get crowded, but if you go early it is better. There was still snow and plan to get wet! My dogs loved it. The trail is only 2.25 miles up, according to the posted trail sign at the base of the trail, not 9 miles.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Enjoyable hike with amazing views. I do this 3-4 times a year.

hiking
8 days ago

9 days ago

10 days ago

Great trail, a little difficult but great reward at the end.

hiking
10 days ago

Just an update. It really is only about 4.5 miles up and back. The 9 mile review is not accurate for this hike.

hiking
10 days ago

All the other reviews were right. It was a little harder of the moderate hikes but offered a little bit of everything, sun, snow, shade, rocks, crossing streams, a lake, butterflies, waterfalls, absolutely beautiful. It wasn't crowded early and I would definitely recommend an early start because of the heat. It had beautiful views all the way up and back. Water and snacks are a great idea.

12 days ago

I'd say it's a little harder on the moderate side of trails. Beautiful waterfalls and lake! Totally worth it!

hiking
12 days ago

14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Great hike! Experienced a bit of everything from easy and flat to rocky and wet, hot to chilly! Took 4 kids ranging from 3-14 and they all did great! Go early and take lots of water and snacks! The end was awesome and so worth it! Crossing the river at the 2nd spot was a little tricky but once we found that we could go up a little and jump across using the one big rock, we were good. And getting up the rock slide was rough if you don't choose to go around the longer way.

14 days ago

Wonderful hike! Start early and pack water and food... it's almost 9 miles round trip. Absolutely majestic!

backpacking
15 days ago

It is a beautiful area for sure but way too many people. Trail is free of snow and pretty dry actually on the way up. Water is high now.