Twin Lakes Trail

MODERATE 419 reviews

Twin Lakes Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 757 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

rocky

snow

no dogs

Parking at the Silver Lakes Information center

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2 months ago

Was going to hike Sunset Peak via Brighton trail but it was closed so did Twin Lakes & Solitude lake as a loop. There was a little ice & some mud but nothing bad. There was some snow but it was packed down well. After hitting twin lakes & heading down past solitude lake, there was a bit more snow but there were footprints to follow. I had spikes but didn’t use them. Overall, a great hike with barely a soul on trail.

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snow
2 months ago

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3 months ago

The aspens are still so stunning when you get to the part where you’re surrounded by them all! Hiking up to the point where you get to the damn is an awesome workout if you push yourself hard. Hiked across the lake since the water was low enough on the far end. Loved it!

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3 months ago

Beautiful lake easy hike.

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3 months ago

Lost the keys on the way down. Found them in the dark! Fun little hike. Not difficult, but cool views.

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3 months ago

I did this hike after hiking up to Lake Catherine and wished I had done this one first because it was somewhat underwhelming after the other hike! Still a pretty hike with a nice lake at the end, although the dam kind of ruins the view.

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3 months ago

Nice little trail but the upper lake not as impressive as the lower twin. Watch out for moose on the loose. 2 crossed my trail!

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail and gorgeous views. Ran into some moose on our way down.

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3 months ago

Do this plus Lake Solitude. But go to Twin Lakes first. It’s easier that way.

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3 months ago

Short hike. Pretty aspen, Lake has a big dam which takes away from the beauty, though most of them do around SLC. Easy for resort goers. For recent pics, visit https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/10/06/hikes-in-big-cottonwood-canyon/

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rocky
4 months ago

Really nice and worth the hike. Not too killer given the length, but a nice challenge nonetheless.

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4 months ago

nice little hike. loved the views at the top! you can walk right beside the lake and around it. you start right behind the little shed when you get to twin lakes.

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rocky
4 months ago

The trail gets decently steep towards the end and the altitude is very high, so those in combination can be not so fun sometimes, but the end of it is SO worth it. We saw a momma moose & her baby, as well as one of the pretty views of the lake at the end!

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4 months ago

This place is quiet and beautiful steep but worth it.

Beautiful hike most of the way, and then you get to the actual lake itself, and there's a great big dam there marring the view.

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4 months ago

fantastic hike. got to see a moose with baby in the lake at the top. worth the effort!

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4 months ago

I started at silver lake and decided to continue up to twin lakes. Parts near the top were tough for me - lots of rocks and elevation gain. But worth it! Gorgeous up at the twin lakes and I was able to see a momma moose and her calf in the lake. I’m not a regular hiker so probably easier for those that hike regularly!

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4 months ago

Beautiful alpine lake. Hike up the trial alongside it for best views; it’s most impressive from above. Lots of ski signs and some ski lifts make it feel less remote and natural than other alpine lakes in the area.

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rocky
4 months ago

Amazing aspens and wild flowers throughout. Many chipmunks, squirrels and bumblebees. Nice and shady at around 5pm.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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4 months ago

a little steep and a bit rocky, but the lake is beautiful. the walk past Silver Lake was easy and a nice way to start it. I looped it up with the Sister Lakes and Dog Lake. not too strenuous, but this was a good way to start. got most of the elevation out of the way early. might not be great for little kids since it's steep, but it's short.

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5 months ago

steep at places but worth the hike up to the lake. Twin Lake is very beautiful and peaceful. We spent a few hours up at the lake enjoying the peace and quiet.

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rocky
5 months ago

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scramble
5 months ago

quite Rocky, but lots of summer wildflowers! take breaks after each scramble and you'll knock it out in no time.

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5 months ago

Perfect trail for out-of-town family and friends! Still some wildflowers too!

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