Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Short and somewhat steep walk up on a well marked trail. It wasn't very crowded which surprised me because it is a holiday weekend and the weather is excellent. The views are very nice at the top. It's close to the capitol building so we stopped by there and walked around after the hike.

I did a 6 mile sunrise run from Downtown SLC up this trail and back. really only got 2 miles into the trail where there is the steel climb. This is a great place to see both the city and the valley that city creek travels in. Sunrise was amazing from here!

The hike was great, the parking lot was full but the trail wasn’t to busy once we got past the dog lake split off. The lake was beautiful the aqua blue, there was still snow in patches on the trail. The lake was partially frozen still. The weather was perfect with no clouds.

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.

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!

It was really nice! Beginning of the trail was steep but after that it was easy and great view!

Absolutely gorgeous up there right now! Not muddy at all, those the horse flies are really bad right now so bring bug spray or be prepared to get bitten.

Which trail is good to start at - needs to be easy and not too steep? Thank You

Great for walking the pup!! Beautiful wild flowers in May!

Very easy trail, with parking right by the trailhead.

Wow! What a gorgeous hike! Yes, the first 0.7 miles are pretty steep, but you’re walking through a gorgeous canopy of trees. Once it levels out, the views are incredible! This was our first time hiking in Millcreek Canyon, and it didn’t disappoint! I can imagine this one being incredible for watching the sunset. The whole family (kids 15, 12, 10, 8) all loved it, though it was challenging for my middle two with special needs...but in a good way.

Just finished this trail-I hike this several times a year. Don’t let the traffic in the parking area scare you. 99% of those people are going across the street to hike donut falls. Even with hundreds of cars up there, I only saw a total of about 15 groups total between going up and down. The last half a mile is still really snow packed and the lake is mostly frozen over and incredibly beautiful! Love this hike!! (Just watch out on the way down for mountain bikers flying down and nearly hitting you)

It was fun, strapped on the 2 year old and my 4 year old navigated it well! Great views want to come back and watch a sunset!

Great hike for kids, and great views of the Salt Lake valley.

I absolutely loved exploring these trails! It was my first hike in Salt Lake City and it gives a very good view of the city and the downtown area! I suggest everyone go check this out already once!

Super shaded so you stay cool and beautiful the whole time! Loved it!!!

Nice hike with lots of flat areas. The lake is still frozen and it’s really cold at the lake. Bring a jacket. Lots of snow at the very end. I’ve done this hike later in the year and it’s worth it to wait for the lake to be unfrozen, the color is breathtaking.

We started from the Church Fork Trail and finished at the Pipeline Viewpoint. It’s a nice hike that you can add more to as well! I would rate the portion we did as easy rather than moderate as listed in here :)

8 days ago

Awesome hike with a gradual, not too strenuous, incline on the way up. Great scenery and views of the city. Mountain bikers use the trail as well so be aware and courteous along the trail.

Loved this hike! Perfect for an after work hike during the week! Perfect hike for those who are intimidated to hike! Would definitely hike this one again!

Lovely! Perfect morning hike!

Super short easy walk!

Classic, very easy hike with a good broad view of the city.

11 days ago

Easy trails with beautiful scenery!

We veered to the right of the trail to climb up the rolling hills. There are a few very steep areas along these trails but the scenery was absolutely stunning! Spring wildflowers and lush greenery. Awesome views of the mountains and city.

Easy and great views!

14 days ago

A little steep with some switchbacks at the beginning then opens up to some lovely views. Rather busy but is too be expected of shorter hikes.

trail running
14 days ago

Good for trail running, hiking, or mtn. biking. Easy trail for all skill levels!

Short little hike with beautiful views of the city!

14 days ago

Great shorter hike! It’s pretty much straight up the entire way, but it’s worth it for the views of the city. Dog friendly too!

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