Explore the most popular snowshoeing 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.

Just hiked this trail yesterday in the rain and loved it. The trail is fairly steep at the beginning but still very enjoyable. There's quite a bit of snow at the top so if you're going to hike it right now I'd recommend bringing some layers. The view is well worth it!

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.

backpacking
17 hours ago

Really wonderful views. The trail itself is very difficult for backpacking because of the steep grade, but it's doable. You just have to really pace yourself and not get overeager on the ascent or descent. There was a good amount of snow on the northeast side of the lake this time of year, and the mornings were around 20 to 30 degrees. You don't need microspikes just to get the top, but there is some slick snow right now. Really great opportunities to explore!

hiking
17 hours ago

Hiked trail to lake today. No more snow or ice on the lake. Almost to the bottom, started raining. By the time I reached the asphalt path to the parking lot I was caught in a downpour. So glad I started at 9:30. I had a wind breaker that I put on at the lake which was good because clouds covered sun and breeze off the lake was cool. Didn’t need to use my spikes.

hiking
18 hours ago

hiked this trail for the first time 5/20. waterfall is raging right now. this time of year not for anyone uncomfortable with creek crossings. trekking poles would have been good for crossing the falls and the steep downhill. above the large meadow youll hit snow. follow the tracks through the snow and youll make it up to the ridge overlooking BCC but be sure to bring spikes for the way back down. will probably melt in a week or 2.

Awesome easy trail through the jungle. Great for kids and adults equally.

the climb till the fall is little risky and difficult because of cold flowing water.l which may not be the case in summers.

just do this one to be in harmony with nature.

This was absolutely gorgeous, wildflowers blooming, and clear, dry trail all the way up.

Didn’t get lost - almost did at the place where there’s hundreds of ticks and it’s super steep but quickly figured out you need to just climb up and quickly go right to get back to the path. Still some snow up there but nothing my hiking boots couldn’t handle. Just behind the lake there are tons of waterfalls and amazing views. Walked up in about 1.5 hours and ran down in about 40 mins. Rain, thunder, and lightening on the way down and it was exhilarating

Went around 6:30 pm after a spring rain and the colors were magical! The first bit of trail was rocky and gave a great little workout. Overall short/fast hike with lots of wildlife! I startled some deer on the way down.

trail running
1 day ago

This hike was awesome! We were able to run most of the way down. It’s so beautiful! I’ve had it on my list for almost three years and it was worth the wait. Parking sucks, you’ll probably have to park on the road. Trail is super easy to follow.

Here’s the thing...
Is the hike beautiful? Is the lake beautiful? Yes! However is the hike hard...HELL YES.
The shear elevation was very hard on me, be prepared to hike a steep trail. For real.
It’s a 5 star hike although I can’t say it was “fun” :)

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)

hiking
1 day ago

OMG! I ended up on this trail instead of Butler Fork Loop, and I almost made it to the top. What stopped me? The snow as I ascended the first false summit. Great hike!

I used to hike this from the prominent south ridge as training for the Grand Teton. I’d hike it everyday, 20 minutes up and a little less down. I might add that I was mostly running or moving very fast. It was a great hike. I used to climb the beacon just for the extra 30’ of view. It’s too bad the microwave reflectors aren’t up ther anymore.

Gorgeous hike! The majority is in the trees covered by shade. Bring water and snacks it’ll take about four hours. We saw lots of families with kids and 50+ yr old people hiking this with us. There are lots of places to stop and rest or turn back . There are steep areas that tire you out but also flat switch backs that make it enjoyable. Gorgeous views the whole way not just at the end! Moderate is a perfect rating !

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.

hiking
2 days ago

No snow, no people on the trail, and great views. Love having a trail all to myself this time of year.

hiking
2 days ago

Tiny bit of ice on the upper part of the trail. Snow field just before the lake. Neither need any gear/spikes. Friendly reminder to bring sun screen and bug repellent, and plenty of water.

Got a late start today but the rain and hail kept the conditions just perfect for a Spring hike. I was surprised by the number of people on the trail at this time of year. The secret is out...this is an awesome hike. There is ice covering half the lake and the surrounding mountains have plenty of snow remaining. Trail is in excellent condition with very little snow on the trail (mostly on the last approach to the lake)

Amazing!

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 :)

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful views on this hike - the snowcapped peaks are almost always in sight ahead of you on your way up. Turn around and see across the canyon. Plenty of places to explore around the lake, so plan to spend an hour or two poking around there before you head back. Bring a fleece, cold mountain air in the basin. Snow all gone now unless you push past the lake. Fairly crowded on a Saturday, but still a nice hike. Get there early if you want a parking spot.

Hiked this yesterday. Everything is so green and the wildflowers are out! We didn’t run into any snow and we didn’t see anyone else on the trail. Amazing views! We went to the peak and it is worth the extra effort past the viewpoint. The gate is still closed to drive up to the trailhead so it adds on about 1.3 miles just to get there but so worth it to not have crowds!

hiking
2 days ago

Today, the trail was gorgeous and cool at around 7:00 am. I have never hiked this trail and would recommend shoes with good soles as well as trekking poles, because it can get slippery and you'll be crossing streams or walking in/and along side them to remain on the trail. I actually lost the trail and decided to head back so that I can try this again tomorrow and be better prepared with different shoes and my poles. Hopefully I can concentrate more on the trail and less on not slipping on the loose gravel. I want to make it to the top!

hiking
2 days ago

Wonderful family hike! My sister in law and I made it easily with 5 littles ages 2-5!
PROS:
Going this time of year is SO much less crowded than the summer months and going in the morning meant we had the falls almost to ourselves!
CONS:
The gate was still closed, and that about doubled the hike walking from the main road...though often times the main lot is full anyway and you end up parking far away, regardless!

I'm one for a challenge, and this route to the peak will definitely give you a workout. It's quite a steady incline the entire way up through gravelly rock at the beginning, and ending with a semi rock scramble. Great views the entire way. I'll be back!

hiking
3 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.

This trail starts out hard, following the creek bed straight up. Gets a bit easier once the switch-backs start and you begin to climb out of the creek bed. The views south across Mill Creek Canyon are fantastic, and plenty of yellow and blue wildflowers along the way (I wish I knew what to call them). Great lookout across Salt Lake City from the summit. Not nearly so crowded as Mt Olympus (only about a dozen other hikers on a Friday AM), and not quite as much of a crushing climb. Snow is all gone now. Would love to spend more time here.

Just hiked/ran this 5/15/18. It was in awesome conditions. I hit the trail at 6:30pm hit the top at 7:40pm. Everybody I ran into on the trail was so nice. it is a pretty steady incline. I was a little surprised how little running I could do. Although I'm not in the best shape. there were quite a few people getting their runs in.

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