Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 203 reviews

Willow Heights Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from May until December.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
580 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
42 minutes ago

Fun easy day hike

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1 day ago

My favorite fall hike! The elevation gain is mostly the first half. It is a bit rocky but nothing too difficult. My kids did it easily. The lake is beautiful and the trees are stunning. Even more beautiful at the end of September. Lots of moose

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7 days ago

Solid hike for beginners. Many nice shady areas to hang out up top. Good shade along the trail. We saw a moose too.

8 days ago

A nice trail without too much traffic. A great option if you want to avoid the crowds at Donut Falls.

The steep portion at the head of the trail was tough for my kids to tackle.

hiking
12 days ago

OK for Mom

hiking
13 days ago

I feel like I have kind of become a trail snob because I have gone on so many hikes this year that I am more picky than I normally would be, which is why I only gave it 3 stars. This trail is very steep. Pretty much straight up the hill side. You gain most of the elevation in the first 1/2 mile and it's also really rocky in places. That being said, since the steepness is a short distance it's not that bad. I saw a family with really little ones and they made it to the top. Although I wouldn't recommend taking really little ones as they could trip over the rocks and hurt themselves. I also think coming down is a bit dangerous in spots. I personally had to take fairly small steps and almost slid at one point because of the loose rocks and steep decent. The trail should have been made as switchbacks up the hill so that it was safer. The lake was nice and I bet the wildflowers would have been amazing a few weeks ago. When I got up there (labor day morning at about 9am) there were quite a few people...including yelling and screaming children, so I would recommend going early if you want to avoid the loud family crowds. I did the whole loop around the lake, which gets fairly overgrown. It was about 2.1 miles with that loop. Took me just over an hour.

hiking
14 days ago

Short and sweet! We saw a moose and pretty much had the lake to ourselves.

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24 days ago

Pretty! Did this last week and tried to out run a fast moving lightning storm!

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