Explore the most popular kid friendly 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
11 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
14 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
22 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.

road biking
1 month ago

Great bike ride for a family! All asphalt and a nice pond.

hiking
1 month ago

A good viewpoint of the Great Salt Lake. Many birds and other wild animals on the island. The inverted reflection in water is so beautiful, like mirage!

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
1 month ago

Not really a hike but gave some great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Visited in March 2018.....it was still a little chilly but a nice and easy hike with a few boulders to scramble up or around in some areas. Not too busy with people.

Very flat. Nice easy trail that is dog and kid friendly

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.

Short hike but great for kids. I came here on 6/21/2018. Lots of spider webs to walk through while I was climbing the rocks but to start your day on antelope island with this short hike is a must!

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

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

Very nice & easy family walk. I took my dog & she really enjoyed the walk as well.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Really sweet ride for the young ones!

hiking
4 months ago

Everything was awesome except the bugs.

walking
4 months ago

Beautiful. Although this is hardly "hiking", it rather is paved trail great for running or stroller walk. Very easy.

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.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail is only well demarcated on the left, the right side it dissolves as you make your way over large rocks. Not really good for kids. And of course the bugs chased us out of there!

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 ❤️

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