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Willow Heights Trail

MODERATE 939 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.

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snow
10 hours ago

hiking
4 days ago

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

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bugs
rocky
5 days ago

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

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rocky
scramble
6 days ago

hiking
7 days 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.

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rocky
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

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

hiking
9 days 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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rocky
12 days ago

Quiet and easy. 2 and half year old hiked it just fine. Great audible if donut falls is packed (like always).

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muddy
13 days ago

Gorgeous Aspens all over the trail. If you love to see colorful leaves this is the time. Plus the lake is the perfect place for a picnic on the grass. In the middle of a bowl/valley in all directions you can see mountains and more Aspens!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful fall hike. Great for kids! Do the loop around the lake. It’s stunning

Moose!! We saw the moose, which made this great trail even better!!

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful yellow leaves right now

beautiful fast little hike

An easy and wonderful hike through thick groves of aspens. beautiful lake reflections at sunset and a chance to see moose (we saw two!)

hiking
20 days ago

Short and easy hike to a pretty lake

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked around 12:30pm and saw 5 moose. Aspens still a week or so from peak color change.

hiking
23 days ago

Outstanding hike to lake. Saw 4 moose!! Careful on your path choice. To the right is pretty steep and rocky, definitely high end of moderate. Left is more gradual.

hiking
24 days ago

Fall colors are on their way 9/26. Some golds in the aspens but still pretty green. Nice mellow hike and we saw 2 moose.

hiking
25 days ago

We loved this hike, steady uphill climb with great views and a beautiful lake.

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rocky
27 days ago

Harder than expected, very rocky and steep. Didn't see any wildlife besides a chipmunk.

hiking
30 days ago

Snowing Friday Sept. 20 evening 6:30 pm. Nothing major path is easy to follow. Light snow patches but you will get wet if you’re on the North East side of the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

it was a great trail and has a very rewarding end, suggest going mid September and late October to see the leaves in full growth and start of foliage

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bugs
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Went left for a more gradual climb. It still kicked my butt but going down the rocky/steep part was not fun. Some moose sightings for sure!

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rocky
scramble
1 month ago

THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT AN EASY TRAIL.

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