Explore the most popular forest trails near Salt Lake City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

Pretty trail but way to crowded. Probably better during the week.

on Reynold's Peak

hiking
17 hours ago

Almost missed the trail, but I pulled out my AllTrails app and got back on track to make it up to the peak. I was the only one on this trail and the only one on the peak. I started my hike at 6:30 am to avoid the crowds, and I had the mountain all to myself. There was a bit of snow on parts of the trail, but nothing that should stop anyone from trying this one out.

Great workout, beautiful views. Make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen and bug spray!

I would not call this a hike it is a ten minute walk, it is a very nice and pretty place. perfect weather.

I made a loop hike out of this one. Went up Mill D North to Desolation Lake and then over the ridge to descend via Bear Trap Canyon.
The trail to the lake is fairly easy and the snow is almost gone. Lake is still frozen. Very beautiful. I was the only hiker at the lake.
The descend via Bear Trap is not for the faint of heart. lots of snow and the trail keeps disappearing. without the app I could not have found my way down the mountain. There's really not much to see that side of the ridge. I recommend that you turn around at the lake and go back the same way you came.
This will also save you hiking along Big Cottonwood Road for 1.5 miles to get back to your car.

22 hours ago

Love this trail. Beautiful view!

hiking
22 hours ago

Did this trail last weekend. Ran down the trail to find a rattlesnake literally on the lower third of the trail. I found this to be one of the better hikes in Utah. Steep and rugged and crosses streams. Loved it. Will do it again

Great hike. May is my favorite tjme of the year to hike this trail. Saw a rattlesnake cross the trail about 3 feet in front of me. Snake was 3/4 of the way from the trailhead to the stream.

A bit tough, steep elevation gains but worth the views. Plus the water fall at the end is pretty cool

backpacking
1 day ago

Short, easy trail. I backpacked in and with a couple buddies on short notice and we were to the lake within 25 minutes while carrying our packs. Good for beginners or someone looking for a short jaunt.

great trail. the lower canyon is fantastic and currently filled with little pools. the stream is flowing pretty solid. been to the Outlook like 10 times this year and today was the first time I saw any rattle snakes. two were past the overlook. one was on the trail after the second 'bridge' after the steep part.

I see tons of rock climbing here.

also the trail doesn't end at the overlook. you can follow it up to the forest and the Ridgeline. my pup and I saw three deer bounding across the forest on our last trip.

I took the loop counterclockwise, descending down the northern leg. Spicy! Haha. My GPS clocked the hike at 5.2 miles RT, with 3,325 ft of elevation gain. 2.5 hours up with plenty of breaks for water and pictures, didn't hang out at the top because of all the flies, and 1.5 hours down. I carried 2 liters of water and drank all of it. A little jogging at the end kept the trip under 4 hours. :)

Gorgeous, steep hike! Aspens don’t have leaves yet at the top, so waiting a couple weeks would provide a bit more greenery, but most of the hike was green and lovely. Awesome views, and great hiking so much of the way next to the stream. Saw many beautiful birds, a moose with two babies, and deer next to the path. Also bagged Circle All Peak on the way up.

Overall amazing hike with great views of the valley as well as the Great Salt Lake. Gradual incline all the way to the top makes for a great not over strenuous exercise. Makes for an amazing sunset hike. At the top there is a beacon tower that makes the hike even more enjoyable and rewarding. Bring plenty of water and some trail snacks and this is an amazing hike.

Very nice trail. Fairly steep, but beautiful and peaceful.

THIS TRAIL IS INACCESSIBLE TO HIKERS IN THE SPRING! We tried to do Brighton lakes today (March 30, 2018) and those trails were under feet of snow, so we went to silver lake since we'd walked it many times in the summer. It was closed to any walkers. There were lots of cross country skiiers, but if anyone walking tried to go out near where the lake is covered in snow, a worker would come out and let them know it wasn't allowed. Stay down in the valley until at least June, probably July. It's marvelous in the summer, super easy (strollers and wheelchairs okay), but bring bug spray!

hiking
2 days ago

THIS TRAIL IS COMPLETELY INACCESSIBILE UNTIL JULY. It's not just snowy and icy - you can't get there unless you're on skis. Fair warning

THIS TRAIL IS INACCESSIBLE IN THE SPRING. As are all of the trails in the Brighton Loop. The Brighton worker I spoke with said it should be uncovered with snow by July. It's not just slippery, it is swallowed by the snow and completely closed to hikers. Just fair warning to anyone thinking about it. It would be glorious in the summer.

Great condition. No ice. Didn't see a bear.

Nice hike. It's very busy during the summer season, but still fun.

on Mill B South Trail

hiking
2 days ago

I don’t know that I’d classify this as a hike, more like an uphill walk. But, it is beautiful and leads to Lake Blanche trail. The water in the creek is very high right now and was stunning. Easy hike for little kids.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful hike next to the mountain stream, awesome views of the valley, canyon, and the waterfall. It’s pretty steep! I found the rattlesnake in the first part of the rock fall between some boulders.

hiking
3 days ago

We hiked it with our little one (9 months) she was in a carrier the first time for her. The beginning part you have to hike the road because the gates aren't open to drive it yet. We started about 7 and two moose crossed our path. We saw deer as well, the nature part was amazing. The trail was easy to follow and the scenery was green. The trail was muddy and slick, wear trash shoes with plenty of traction. Enjoy the beautiful colors, the weather was overcast it had just rained and was cold. Hiking in the evening wear layers.

This is quite a work out but well worth the effort. The views from the top are amazing. The entire valley is visible, so are the surrounding mountains.

Amazing views of downtown, Mt Olympus, parleys, and the whole valley. Start at church fork picnic area, shaded switchbacks for a while, then opens up for a bit then more switchbacks, then an open traverse up to the top. The last 1/2 mile to a mile is pretty steep. 400 ft/mile did it in 3.5 hours. 2 hrs to top.

My friend and I hit the trail afternoon in a rainy day. we couldn't make it to the donut falls as it started raining at the part where the climbing became complicated so you have to walk on rocks by the side of the river. it would be risky in dry days though. views of the snowy top mountain are amazing. Enjoy!

hiking
4 days ago

stopped just short of the summit due to a storm that rolled in. in hindsight it didn't last long but better to be safe then sorry. beautiful views and fantastic wildflowers that got better and more abundent the higher you hike!!!
trail definitely starts off pretty steep but becomes more manageable the higher you get.

Hiked up to the saddle on 5/19. There was a couple feet of snow the last mile starting about a half mile above the meadow. Wonderful hike. There are three or four water crossings this time of year. But I was able to make it without getting my feet wet. Don’t let the full parking lot at he trailhead fool you— 90% of those people will be hanging out along the creek in the maple groves along the first mile of trail.

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