Explore the most popular walking 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.

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

hiking
7 days ago

The trail is a bit steep in places, but not bad overall. There are amazing views along the way and at the top.

hiking
10 days ago

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

hiking
21 days ago

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

hiking
24 days ago

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

1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month ago

Really sweet ride for the young ones!

hiking
2 months ago

Everything was awesome except the bugs.

walking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Great views. Bugs were bad.

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

Hiked this last week. It was a really fun and very pretty hike! Only downside is the amount of bugs at the beginning of the trail. Bring bug spray for sure!

hiking
2 months ago

I’d love to go back when there aren’t so many bugs. The trails and views were great!

Beautiful. Bring bug spray. It’s essential.

walking
2 months ago

Brought my pup up at around 9am - perfect time. Only saw two other people. Hike up just sucks but it’s so worth it.

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

hiking
2 months ago

No a bad trail. Bugs are getting pretty bad from the upper parking lot to the first saddle.

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

I completed this hike with my husband and our friend Erin on April 15.

This was a fun, beautiful hike. It was moderately steep much of the way, but since the trail was short, it wasn't too draining. For the second half of the hike, you can see both sides of the salt lake, which is nice. There are also grassy, rocky, little knolls that you can explore. Parts of it looked like scenes from The Lord of the Rings!

We wish the sun would've peeped out on us, but overall still a pleasant hike and a fun time!

Short, easy hike with great views at the top!

mountain biking
3 months ago

First mountain bike ride, it was beautiful. The ascent was a bit challenging heading left/east after the first fork but once you get to the top, the rest of the ride is absolutely worth the climb. Loved it and will be back.

hiking
3 months ago

Great short hike with some inclines, beautiful views! Recommend doing sunset

hiking
3 months ago

This is straight up. No shade.

Loved this awesome trail! It was a great time of year to visit too! No snow, the infamous gnats weren't yet swarming, and the temperature was perfect for hiking! My 3 and 5 year olds managed with relative ease, though we hike often, and the almost 2 year old got out of the carrier for a few stretches of the hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Went in late March-no bug issues. Little to no shade on trail. Leisurely walking and stopping to enjoy the views-approx 3.5 hour hike. Beautiful views throughout entire trail!

hiking
3 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
3 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!

4 months ago

This hike is actually just an optional side trail off the white rock loop trail. My husband and I walked it on March 10 as part of the longer trail. The sign from the White Rock Loop says that the Beacon is another .4 miles up a dirt trail, but it didn't even seem that long.

As we climbed, we could see one lonesome, chill bison hanging out on the top of the hill near the beacon. It was neat to explore these structures for a few minutes, and the view was spectacular from the top! You can see basically the entire Wasatch Front. There was even a little picnic table where we set our packs down and took a break for a minute.

As part of the White Rock Loop trail, this makes a great little addition!

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