Explore the most popular views 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.

it won't work up a sweat, but it's a nice leisurely trail with a nice waterfall at the end.

Gorgeous views and probably one of the most difficult hikes I've done. Best time to go up is early-- around 5, if possible. You'll beat the crowds and you'll get cooler weather. I went up at 5:30 am and got back at 9:40 am. Pace is key with this hike. I recommend about 60 oz of water..

Very peaceful hike with wonderful wild flowers and aspens. The lake had 3 families of ducks to watch. Short but good work out to lake is worth it.

A fun, quick hike that leaves you feeling refreshed. The ending is steep and dangerous for little ones and those who are weary of climbs, but I loved it. The trail at the end goes into the river so plan on getting your shoes wet. The waterfall in the hole itself is super cool as well. Highly travelled so if you don't like a lot of people, then this trail may not be your fav.

The hike offers some breathtaking views. Sundial peak which towers above the lake is a great scene. In the second lake there was a moose resting in the water by a waterfall. It was incredible!

Amazing panoramic views. Vegetation very dense currently. Steep but worth it.

Dogs are allowed on odd numbered days

1 day ago

Great hike! Saw moose and deer, beautiful wildflowers and lake. Great for beginners. Trailhead is about 200 meters east of AJ Motion Sports, on the left (marked by an engraved rock). We parked next to the road on the gravel. When you reach the first fork in the trail, the trail on the right is pretty steep and continues on a steep incline for about 10-15 minutes. It eventually levels out, but it was definitely a workout. On the way back, you've got to pay attention to the GPS or you will most definitely miss the trail back (which is an off-shoot of the main trail).

rockclimbing might be the main reason to use this trail. shaded in the middle, at the start and overlook isn't very shaded. there are too many cut offs it's hard to follow the actual trail.

Hiked this today and this hike was definitely a challenge... it didn’t waste anytime making you climb 3,000 feet. Once you get out of the dense canopy/trees, you have awesome views of the mountains down below. Once you get to the basin, there’s a ton of pretty wildflowers. The view from the top made it well worth it-360 view of everything down below. Would recommend for average-above average hikers.

Omg, this trail was very challenging in places and incredibly beautiful! Lots of wild flowers and cute little bees pollinating. Plenty of shade in certain areas, and once you make it to the top, the view was epic! I will definitely be doing this one again. Make sure to bring lots of water. We weren’t planning to do such an intense hike today and so didn’t plan appropriately and ran out of water at the top. Had to make it all the way back down with no water . Thank god for the shade! Very steep in places, but so rewarding!

1 day ago

Awesome hike! Amazing views at Lake Blanche!

Had to park on the road, typical for a Saturday. What I love about this trail is there’s no lead up or long approach to the steep trail. You start climbing right after the parking lot. Definitely a hard trail but can be done by most in average health, with frequent stops (like me). You can climb 2 peaks on this route. Lots of rocks and boulders to cross. Great hike to wear your approach shoes on!
I came back via Blood lake, didn’t want to try and navigate the steep slopes down on the out/back route.

Great hike with a mostly shaded trail. Tons of switch backs with gradual elevation gain. My Strava shows this as 4.8 miles RT. Pretty views along the way and a great view of the valley at the top.

Start early in the morning, to beat the heat. First mile is easy, middle mile not too bad, but that last mile is tough as nails. Bring lots of water, and food. Hike takes the better part of a day.

Great hike, quite steep! Well placed switchbacks and the wildflowers were gorgeous

Great hike. 7 Lakes. Started at Silver lake , Solitude, up and over to Twin Lakes, over to Lake Mary, Martha, Cathrine, and Dog Lake. Caught the tail end of the flowers.

Beautiful hike. The trail is overgrown near the top, so make sure you bring pants. I was stung three times walking through the wildflowers.

Great trail- ZERO trailhead markings. This app didn’t refresh right so we ended up on private property and had to walk up the road to get back to the car.

So pretty! We had a bunch of little kids with us and they did just fine. Tired at times and we had to carry the three year olds, but the others ranging from 5-10 did great. On the way down we forked to the right and ended up coming out into a cabin area and having to walk up the road to get to our cars.

Beautiful trail...lots of wildflowers but apparently there are some who don't care it's a watershed area. Crossed paths with a couple with TWO dogs.
Will be back to this trail. Awesome!

Loved it. Very easy hike even for a beginner like me. Parts of it are steep but I went up and down in like half an hour. Good for a nice workout.

Though we've walked this trail many times, this is the first time we stayed past dark. It's amazing to watch the city light up after dark. It may be a good place for stargazing too. Keep in mind in the summer, since it gets dark later to park in the right spot so you don't get ticket. After 10pm they issue parking tickets of $30. (Which rise all the way to $150 if not paid within a particular time period.)

The first 1/2 mile of the trail is very steep. I carry a couple of hiking poles and it helps me up these obstacles! You start with beautiful green bushes and wild flowers. You slowly immerse yourself in you aspen trees and it feels like you’re in a scary movie! Once you find yourself out of the woods, you get a breath of fresh air of just hills, mountains, and a gorgeous view! It’s so green! You’d think you’re in England seeing all of this! Walk a little further, cross a little stream, and BOOM! The lake just catches you by surprise! We were lucky enough to find ducks and their ducklings in their home. Of course these pictures don’t do any justice Ryan actually seeing this live. It’s a pretty easy hike if you go slow. It’s just the first part of the trail is pretty killer. There are people who camp at this area with their families so don’t expect peace and quiet at the lake.

I've done this hike a couple of times, and it's strenuous and challenging every time. It's fun, though, with great views at the top. The only downside is there aren't many trees and little shade. And it gets quite busy. I would avoid it on hot days, go early in the a.m., and take lots of water. After the melt but before the serious summer heat is nice.

2 days ago

Loved this hike. Partially shaded on the way to the meadow with a fairly steady but feasible climb. After the meadow, I continued on almost to the peaks. It gets very steep, loose, and difficult to keep your footing right before the summit. One of the most difficult hikes I have done, but you could turn back at the meadow for a more moderate hike (I think the 4.2 mi round trip distance is if you turn back at the meadow). Includes gorgeous views of the meadow, wildflowers, peaks.

Good trail with lots of scenery, beautiful views at the top, but it is a hard climb if you're not used to the altitude. Don't stop at the first lake. Check out the other two as well. We saw a moose at the second lake. He stayed on his side and we kept to our side and all were happy.

So gorgeous! So many beautiful medicinal herbs to nibble on the way up. Amazing views!

2 days ago

Hard and isn’t pretty.

Early 7 am start. One hour each way. Cool at top with beautiful view. Bugs weren’t a problem. Get to parking lot before 7 am on weekday and spaces are available. Steep slippery conditions coming down a little hard on the knees.

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