Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 958 reviews

Willow Heights Trail is a 2.2 mile heavily trafficked loop 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 accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 629 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

no dogs

Note: Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not permitted in the area. This gorgeous trail is rated as easy to moderate. The first 1/4 mile has a steep incline, but the rest of the trail levels out.

hiking
scramble
snow
5 days ago

I wouldn’t have found the trailhead if it wasn’t for a car parked across the street from it. It was the longest short hike I’ve ever done, trudging and sweating all the way up and scrambling and falling all the way down. Even following someone’s footsteps 1 to 2 feet deep on the trail was hard. I expected a beautiful, Harry Potter movie-esque frozen lake with a clear surface but there was only snow. Wouldn’t have noticed if not for AllTrails keeping me on track. A nice man on skis made sure I was alright and took a picture for me near the lake (looked like a snowy field). On the way down the sun started setting and yeah, all I could think about was putting my foot down on something that wouldn’t give way an unpredictable amount each step. Fell over a log too, to add to the experience. I’m from California. I’m used to miles of dirt and dust. This was hard because I had regular street boots. Got soaked from the thighs down, drying off in my car now. Would try again in summer.

hiking
scramble
snow
5 days ago

hiking
snow
7 days ago

Great snowshoeing

hiking
muddy
14 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

Quick hike with a lake in a meadow. Beautiful! Zero foot traffic today!

hiking
icy
14 days ago

Great short hike with no foot traffic.

hiking
icy
muddy
21 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
25 days ago

love this trail. Not a Moose in site, Carl the Bull Moose usually says hello from a distance. With the mud and ice it took a little longer than usual.

hiking
blowdown
icy
snow
1 month ago

1 month ago

great trail. great incline. It was a little slippery today with the snow melting so it was muddy but all in all it was awesome.

hiking
icy
muddy
1 month ago

Snow starts at the .5 mile mark but is still doable without spikes. Probably need them going forward though..

hiking
snow
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Unfortunately all of the aspens are already brown, so not the fall hike I was hoping for. Still a great trail!

hiking
bugs
rocky
1 month ago

this is the trail I learned how to hike on. I have a great love for this trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

I had been hoping to come across some golden Aspen leaves, especially around Willow Lake. However, for the most part the leaves were a dark brown or brownish-green. However, it was still a nice hike.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hour long hike. Not too difficult, but a solid climb up.

hiking
1 month ago

Second time this week. Nice short hike to a beautiful lake with ducks which has partly frozen in the last three days. Lots of colorful Aspens and mountainous views.

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