Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 180 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

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backpacking
5 days ago

Nice short hike with a great view

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backpacking
13 days ago

Spent the night with the wife and two kids- and a few yipping coyotes! And three moose- two of which were bulls. Busy night in the Cottonwoods I guess. Skeeters are present but not in Alaska proportions- wear deet anyway. Always a fun place. Only wish is that Utah Open Lands would sponsor some volunteer trail builders to put in some switchbacks going up the hill, it's a tough one for little kids. A gem so close to town.

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

backpacking
19 days ago

Might be my new favorite spot! Good, steep hike the first half mile, but flattens after that to the lake The best parts:
1. The aspens are beautiful and I'm sure they'll look even better in the fall.
2. Flowers were in full bloom. Seriously, so many varities!!
3. Surprisingly remote! May be in part becuase it was mid week, but we saw only a half dozen or so people the whole trip.
4. We saw a moose! Two actually. They came out to the clearing right by our camp in the evening and stayed there most of the night. Needless to say we kept our distance.

hiking
20 days ago

snowshoeing
21 days ago

I did this hike in february. Not sure how it is in the summer, but the hike was pretty much straight up...no switchbacks that we could find. It was beautiful up there though.

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Hiked up to and beyond Willow Lake yesterday morning. The wildflowers were in full glory on this trail through the aspen forest, around, and above the lake. The first 1/2 mile is a strong moderate climb. But once to the top of the aspen forest, it is an easy hike. Take the loop around the lake for additional views!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. The beginning climb was tough, but the scenery was great. Loved the Aspens. Kids loved seeing the baby ducklings up at the lake.