Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 109 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.

1.5 miles 580 feet Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

2 days ago

Great, small hike. A little steep for little kids, but mine were able to do it with some help down. Saw some moose at the lake. A lot of fun.

11 days ago

Love this hike. Absolutely stunning in the fall

hiking
12 days ago

Strenuous at the very beginning but then becomes a great hike. Once you get out of the aspen grove it flattens out a big and offers spectacular views.

snowshoeing
26 days ago

Fun short hike on snowshoes. Went on a beautiful sunny day and loved it!

camping
1 month ago

Willow lake is a short fun hike that gets your heart going for the first but of incline then mellows out through beautiful aspen trees. You reach the lake in no time and can hang out there for a while or keep going up to Dry lake, which is just a big dry area. The way up to Dry lake is tricky and the trail is small and overgrown, but a fun little jaunt as well. I did this hike with my Brother in Law and nephew. We stayed 2 nights up there and enjoyed every minute.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Easy snowshoe to the lake on a well traveled trail the day after snowstorm. Climbed beyond the lake to the ridge where you can see the almost the entire Canyons/Park City Ski complex. Great View on a sunny day and was great to get out of the inversion in Salt Lake City

hiking
4 months ago

Fun to do in the morning. Took a minute to realize the trail began after walking up through a paved road and houses. The very beginning of the hike was quite steep but manageable. With a break to enjoy the surrounding views and feed the ducks, we took about 90 minutes total.

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Loved this hike. The beginning is steep, which provides a nice workout. The rest is pretty mellow, but very beautiful. We made it there and back in about 2 hours. We only encountered 3 other groups of people, but not close enough to even say hello. We went late fall on Sunday morning.

hiking
5 months ago

A quick, easy hike. Very scenic and enjoyable.

5 months ago

Very steep. I had expected some incline, but not like what it was. For the frequent hiker, it won't be an issue, but may be more difficult for others. I would not recommend for little ones. Overall tough, gorgeous hike, and I will go again.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful lake. It's a steep but intense hike to get there, but easy on the way back. It's a nice little daytrip, and you can get a good workout and a nice place to relax.

Leave yourself a few hours to sit and enjoy the lake.

5 months ago

I had heard this hike was steep but I wasn't expecting it to be as steep as it was. That being said, it was still pretty easy. It's a very short trail and all the aspens are beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

hiked this trail this morning in the cool, crisp Fall air (33F). First .4 miles was 500' vertical, after that, an easy hike to and around the lake. Beautiful colors around the lake and surrounding area. Took 30 minutes to the Y near the lake from the TH

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful quick easy hike in and out in an hour. I didn't have an issue with flies although many have reported that they do. Hike is steep but short. Ducks up at the pond will eat out of your hand. Be sure to follow the trail all the way around the lake for a great chance to see moose. Reflection of the Aspen Trees in the water is worth the trip for sure. Great hike if you only have an hour to kill.

6 months ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty steep, but it is flat in spots so you can catch your breath. Lots of shade. The lake is definitely worth it! Go in the fall! The colors are so pretty! Lots of wildlife!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago