The Living Room Lookout Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
967 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

no shade

hiking
3 days ago

Great hike for all experience levels. When I went, there were plenty of families with kids, trail runners, and pups on the trail. There was no snow or frost when I went.

hiking
5 days ago

Difficult on the way down due to slippery gravel. Great view at top! Good hike with 2 eleven year olds.

6 days ago

On a clear day, it is a STUNNING view. Even on a smoky day, it’s still beautiful. It’s a steep hike up and not marked. However, it’s pretty self-explanatory. It’s well-traversed enough. You get to this first lookout area that’s flat, which means you’re almost there!

9 days ago

Hike is fun and gives a great view over SLC. You park on the road and walk up. Look for the Yellow sign with numbers as this is the start of the trail - there are no signs for it. TV remote is a nice touch.

hiking
9 days ago

Beautiful view! Just like most people describe, this trail delivers a nice short, challenging jaunt.

I've read in other blogs that it is recommended to extend your trip to Mount Wire, a continuation of the Living Room Trail. I also recommend the summit Mount Wire to the old radio tower (breathtaking), but I would say taking the southeast route to the summit FIRST would be much easier (counter clockwise). That stretch is steep with loose rock scree and is difficult coming down. That way you'll have the Living Room to reward yourself with on the descent.

If you're just doing The Living Room, that is great too.

hiking
9 days ago

Very beautiful and enjoyable, however there are a lot of different trails and none of them have a marker so you kind of have to figure it out yourself. Good luck.

12 days ago

i liked it pretty short so go to red butte and make it a loop!

18 days ago

This trail is always crowded and just really not worth the hype. You follow an eroded gulch half of the time. Wasps love the rocks at the living room. It’s popular because it’s accessible from town and not very long.

hiking
19 days ago

I enjoyed this trail! We started up about 7am. The fall leaves were pretty (once it was light enough to see), and there was very little mud. Because it was early on a Monday, we only passed a couple people coming down. While it wasn't so steep that you were rock climbing, it was a steady unbreaking incline up the canyon, and quite tiring for beginners. The "living room" set up at the top was awesome! (whoever brought the remote for the TV is the coolest). The view was gorgeous, with the sun beginning to shine out over the valley.

hiking
24 days ago

Really fun little hike, so close to town. Lots of people, lots of dogs, beautiful views from the "furniture."

30 days ago

Great views, great hike

hiking
1 month ago

My friend and I hiked this trail after work. It was muddy and I slipped twice, but that was my fault. It was cold and snowy but it’s a beautiful trail and a beautiful lookout.

1 month ago

Fun, uncrowned trail. Lots of sunshine- very exposed, but always breezy to windy. Pretty views. Lots of rock, so watch your footing and make sure you have the right shoes.

1 month ago

I love the view from top, totally worth the steep parts. Don’t forget your head lamp, or flash light if waiting for sunset.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this hike! And so close to downtown Salt Lake City! Very moderate on hills and a beautiful view. I’ve done it a few times and would do it again!

1 month ago

pretty challenging, but accessible trail. Beautiful on the way up, even more so at the top. as far as wildlife, got to see a tarantula on the way down.

one of my first hikes in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is no shade as such along the entire hike trail. But the view at the top of the trek is really breathtaking. Moderate level of difficulty and can be hiked with pets.

hiking
1 month ago

A good challenge if you aren’t a regular hiker, kids were hiking it too! View at the top is worth it

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and fun setup at the top with rock couches/chairs. The hike itself is pretty steep and not super scenic, but if you’re going for the experience at the top, it’s solid.

2 months ago

First time in SLC and took this trail. Quick hike and breathtaking views of the valley. Highly recommend it.

2 months ago

This has become a regular hike. enjoy the view and quick access. also always friendly people on the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

I like the trail, a little challenging but not too bad. The view is awesome, way better than I expected. Someone build a seat and a small table with rocks

2 months ago

The end was worth the hike! Not so scenic on the way but the top is worth it. Interesting surprise :)

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging, short hike with nice views of SLC.

hiking
2 months ago

Not too bad but definitely had to take 2 or 3 short breaks on my way up. The "living room" set up is adorable. Enjoyed the hike. Getting down was so much easier.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick hike but very hot so better to do either early morning or in the evening. The trails are a little misleading with a number of intersections.

2 months ago

Great hike, awesome views, and awesome “living room” setup with a view better than any HD TV in your home

2 months ago

great hike both in the morning and evening, under 30 minutes up from the street parking area at a reasonable pace.

2 months ago

it gets a little tricky to find the trail head. there are a few interesecting trails.

hiking
3 months ago

Short steep hike with a very scenic view at the end . Not one of my favorites mainly because the lack of forest.

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