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

hiking
10 days ago

Short hike (~1.2 mi round trip) for some spectacular views! Great photo opportunities and trail is dog friendly. I usually bring out-of-state visitors to Antelope Island and we do this trail - good hike for all ages and it is a perfect vista of the Great Salt Lake. I hit this trail this weekend and bugs were not a problem. Visibility was affected due to the haze from area forest fires.

paddle sports
12 days ago

Went to go try floating. Gross flies all over water. Walked .5 miles to get to water and paid 10$ to get into park. Was not a total waste as we got to see bison and antelope. If you intend on going in the water be prepared for tiny flies all over you couldn’t stomach it.

trail running
20 days ago

Quiet, flat trail. No shade along the path but cool temperature along lakeside made it pleasant. Most stretches after the first half mile are suitable for running. Great uninhibited views of surrounding landscape. Although the presence of spiders on webs adjacent to the trail is immediately noticed, I did not have an issue with them or other bugs.

hiking
1 month ago

only .9 miles, not 1.3. This is short but fantastic with amazing views. You can't hear a single sound at the peak if you are alone, besides the occasional fly or airplane. 360 view of Salt Lake and the rest of the park.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful view for such a short hike! Completely silent up top. Flies weren't an issue for us.

hiking
1 month ago

Spiders! This hike may be wonderful any other time of year, but please note that right now this area is infested with millions of spiders. There are several news articles about it. We got 5 mins into this hike first thing after sunrise and brushed away a few cobwebs thinking nothing of it. We came to a pass where we couldn’t get through the trail without facing several webs with three large spiders and turned around only to realize we’d been surround by webs all over the trail. Even driving off to leave the island we could see these webs and large spiders from the road. If they are your thing and don’t bother you, it’s a gem. If you prefer to avoid spiders, definitely not your hike right now.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice quick hike to lookout for awesome views of lake and surrounding mountains.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick hike. Great breeze made it nice in the heat. Kids had fun at the top.

on Lakeside Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely stunning if you go when the sun starts to rise. However, I won’t go back until fall as I was eaten alive by flies and mosquitoes everywhere.

My kids loved this! We did it in early spring before all the bugs and it was perfect.

hiking
2 months ago

Short climb to a great view of salt lake. There were plenty of bugs so use bug spray.

Absolutely gorgeous but Lord, the gnats.

hiking
4 months ago

Everything was awesome except the bugs.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Great views. Bugs were bad.

4 months ago

Absolutely spectacular views from all angles.....never gets old. #Antelope

hiking
4 months ago

Aside from the annoying bugs, this hike offers stunning 360 views of the area. You will think you were in the rolling hills of Ireland. Totally worth the effort.

Easy easy!! Great for kids with a nice view at the end. Go before all the gnats come out!

hiking
5 months ago

I hiked this trail with my husband and our friend Erin on April 15.

This trail is moderately steep, but very short, so it didn't take long to reach the top. The views at the top were beautiful.... the reddish-orange boulders were fun to climb on and allowed us to get a better view of the lake.

We spent at least as much time exploring the top area as we did hiking to get there. Great views of the lake and mountains. Only drawbacks were that the sun didn't come out for us, and it was a bit crowded.

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail for beginners, young children, pets or a scenic stroll. Bugs are annoying at times and there is no shade but overall made for a pleasant afternoon walk.

hiking
5 months ago

My kids love this trail! I have a five year old and a One year old and they both hiked it really well. The view of the lake is also breathtaking. Very happy with this hike ❤️

hiking
5 months ago

All but the last 1.4 miles are a dirt road, otherwise it would get 5 stars. Nice hike that is a bit less traveled especially that last 1.4 miles. The signage for the trail system is really good too!

My first time ever hiking the island. This trail has me addicted. It was breathtaking!

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this 3/20/18 with a friend. The trail is easy to follow and is fairly wide in places. Keep an eye out for all the awesome wildlife. We saw several buffalo, a herd of deer, and some great birds enjoying the March air up near some of the peaks. Take the Bone Road Trail to the trail head and then choose to go either on the South end or North end of the trail. We took the north end first. This is the more rocky part of the trail, but really awesome scenery. The south end of the trail is fairly flat with a long, steep climb up to the trailhead again. We measured the hike at just over 12 miles and it took us about 6 hours to do. If you're into Geocaching, there's several caches along the way that we found. Really good trail!

hiking
7 months ago

This is a fun trail. The distance mentioned as 1.3 seems misleading. From the parking lot to the end of the trail for me was only .4 or .5 one way, so both ways may be a mile or less. But, I kept going after the trail end, down the rocky hill over to the second rocky hill and then took a loop back to the parking lot. Finding the trail until the top of the first hill was easy, but then as there are only boulders going down the hill and it seems not many people go down the trail here, it's like the trail disappears. Even without the app or gpx map, it's easy to find your way down without getting lost if you know the general direction of landmarks in the park as there are no trees you can see far in almost all directions. But as there are no trees, keep in mind the sun can get intense if it's out. Also, winter is an ideal time to come to miss the onslaught of bugs! My thought was to walk from rock mound 1 to rock mound 2, then take the trail toward the campground then the second right trail that led back to the main road, but the second right turn trail that shows on the alltrail app did not seem to be there... I did not want to make my own trail, so I went back to the first trail. This trail was not also accurate as compared to the all trails app, but that was ok. I got to see a small herd of antelope on the way back.

I think this was a fun trail for climbing through rocks and boulders. Lots of fun rocks to look at. I spent a lot of time just doing that. Also, as I went on Presidents Day weekend, I could see families love this trail as kids really enjoy climbing up and on the rocks.

hiking
7 months ago

Great view...

hiking
7 months ago

this is a really really beautiful hike. loved it. no snow in February... so awesome!

Great trail! Easy for kids, light traffic, dog friendly. Gorgeous views!

Beautiful..peaceful, but a lot of diverse traffic. A lot of off leash dogs so be prepared if your pup cant handle that (like mine). Encountered horseback riders and a large group of mtn bikers...

did this trail on Saturday. beautiful scenery! we started from White Rock Bay and went to Bridger Bay then hiked up a trail on the side of the mountain to to the top of buffalo point and then down to the buffalo point parking lot , down the road a little and then south down the mountain to the White Rock Bay campground parking lot. we figured it at about 5 miles. really great hike!

We actually hiked out and around buffalo point from the White Rock Bay campground parking lot to the Bridger Bay campground and then up the side of the mountain where we came up on buffalo point from the West and then down to the buffalo point parking lot. awesome hike with incredible scenery! The rocks at the top of buffalo point are awesome to climb on too.

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