The Living Room Lookout Trail

MODERATE 1229 reviews

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

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

no shade

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muddy
snow
4 hours ago

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snow
7 days ago

Great trail a bit slippery (crampons or micro spikes needed) and great for the dogs

Lots of snow and ice making it more of a challenge that it would be during warmer months. Totally worth it as the view from the top encompasses the city. If you go during sunset you’ll be well rewarded as it drops behind the large mountain to the west.

hiking
snow
11 days ago

Hiked it today in old running shoes. Trail was mostly packed snow and some spots of ice, which made for slow going on the way down. A bit slippery, but doable. Microspikes and/or hiking poles would make it easier!

hiking
12 days ago

Came up to the top just as a crazy snow storm hit. Coming back down was a bit more exciting than I bargained for, but luckily it's a short hike. Microspikes for sure, maybe trekking poles too if you're so inclined.

hiking
snow
13 days ago

We enjoyed this trail on Saturday 2/9. The view from the living room overlooking the valley and Wasatch Front made the hike worthwhile. Trail was snow packed all the way - thank goodness for micro spikes.

Saw at least 30 elk. So cool!

hiking
13 days ago

This is a quick and easy trail that offers a beautiful view.

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muddy
snow
14 days ago

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muddy
snow
23 days ago

Didn't take the typical route but it was a great hike! snowy and muddy at parts but not bad overall

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muddy
snow
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great for puppers and not bad in the winter

hiking
1 month ago

Best view of SLC I’ve seen.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for dogs, great for views.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous views. Loose gravel near the trailhead, two areas where the path (briefly and slightly) narrows closer to the top. We were happy to have Yaktrax and trekking poles.

1 month ago

Great hike, breathtaking views

2 months ago

Nice and easy hike with some loose gravel on the way up, the view at the end is pretty awesome if it’s not too crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

Went on 08Dec18. A couple of areas where spikes are useful, not bad at all for this time of year.

3 months ago

Nice short hike, a bit washed out with some loose rock areas. Views are well worth it!

hiking
3 months 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
3 months ago

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

3 months 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!

3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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.

3 months ago

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

3 months 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
3 months 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
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

Great views, great hike

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