Hikes around Salt Lake City
Hiking to the Clayton Peak from Salt Lake City

hikes in Salt Lake City

Region in Utah, United States
Salt Lake City Trail Map

Right on the doorstep of the Wasatch Mountains, Salt Lake City is the ideal jumping-off point for some truly fantastic hikes. This fascinating, beautiful corner of Utah is known for its impressive craggy peaks, and particularly for the brilliant skiing opportunities in the winter months. However, come to Salt Lake City in summer, when the skies are blue and the mountains call to all avid hikers.

As the locals will tell you, Salt Lake City’s proximity to some beautiful natural spots is what makes it a wonderful place to live and visit. With trails that begin right where the city ends, and stunning wilderness areas just a short drive away, this is a fantastic place to experience the beauty of the great outdoors. With dramatic canyons, picturesque streams and lakes, and imposing mountain peaks, there’s no shortage of wonderful hiking trails, just waiting to be discovered.

The Wasatch Mountains are particularly known for their canyons, and many of the trails listed here will take you close to Big Cottonwood Canyon, Little Cottonwood Canyon, or Mill Creek Canyon. Hiking in this terrain is a thrilling experience, with plenty of diversity to keep you entertained on the trail, and some really epic views.

Salt Lake City offers year-round adventures, with fantastic hiking and backpacking in the summer months, and superior skiing in the winter. To give you a little inspiration for your next trip, we’ve put together a guide to our favorite hikes in the region, together with some top tips on how to enjoy your trip. Sit back, relax, and start dreaming of your next adventure!

Types Of Hiking In Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City offers a whole host of wonderful hiking opportunities, with trails to suit all levels of ability and experience. The Wasatch Mountains offer some satisfying challenges for serious hikers, with trails that rise steeply up to towering summits. You’ll need plenty of energy to tackle some of these longer hikes, but there are rewards in abundance once you reach the top. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little easier, or travelling with family, you’ll find plenty of lower elevation trails with lots of interesting sights to keep younger hikers happy. With cascading waterfalls and pristine mountain lakes, there are lots of places to cool off on hot days, and plenty of beautiful picnic areas where you can relax and enjoy the view!

Easy Hikes In Salt Lake City

Cecret Lake Hike: This easy hike makes the most of the Alta ski lift access road to get you high into the alpine without having to expend much energy. Right from the start of the trail you’ll enjoy wonderful views, passing through alpine meadows until you come to a beautiful, serene lake. This is a wonderful place for a picnic and a tranquil moment amidst the magnificent scenery.

Family Hikes In Salt Lake City

Donut Falls Hike: The route to Donut Falls, deep in the heart of Big Cottonwood Canyon, is a classic family hike in Salt Lake City. It’s a short climb with spectacular views, and kids will love the sights and sounds of the huge cascading waterfall. Don’t forget to bring a change of socks as you may get wet feet on this fun, family hike!

Day Hikes In Salt Lake City

Red Pine Lake and Pfeifferhorn Ridge Hike: The route up to Red Pine Lake and further on to the Pfeifferhorn Ridge is one of the best day hikes in Salt Lake City, offering a magnificent panorama over the surrounding peaks. You’ll need to use your hands and there is some scrambling required at different points along the trail, but this is a really fun route for experienced, confident hikers.

Challenging Hikes In Salt Lake City

Box Elder Peak Hike: Hikers beware! This route up to Box Elder Peak is not for the faint of heart, with a steep, long climb all the way to the summit. However, if you’ve got the energy, the views from the top are simply sensational. You’ll see the Pfeifferhorn Ridge, Mount Timpanogos, and all the surrounding peaks, with views down as far as Salt Lake. This is an unmissable adventure if you’re a keen hiker.

Best Hikes In Salt Lake City

Clayton Peak Hike: The short, steep hike up to Clayton Peak is a surprisingly manageable route that offers some incredible views. As the ascent is relatively short, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the panorama from the summit, taking in the Wasatch Mountains, the Uintas, Mount Timpanogos and Box Elder. This is one of the best hikes in Salt Lake City if you want a short hiker that’s big on views.

Silver Lake Hike: Relatively few hikers make the journey to Silver Lake, but this quiet trail offers many delights. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow and the easy switchbacks mean that you’ll barely notice the elevation gain. This lake itself is beautiful, surrounded by imposing gray cliffs that create an incredible ambience. Cool off in the crisp waters of the lake, or take a picnic and simply admire the view.

Sunset Peak Hike: The route up to Sunset Peak passes by four stunning alpine lakes: Dog Lake, Lake Mary, Lake Martha and Lake Catherine. The views along the way are lovely, with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the water and the scenery. However, once you ascend Sunset Peak things move up a level, with a magnificent outlook into both the Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons, and a wonderful mountain panorama.

Mount Raymond Hike: The route up to the summit of Mount Raymond requires some relatively significant elevation gain over a short period, meaning that many hikers don’t include it on their Salt Lake City itinerary. We think this is a huge mistake as the Mount Raymond hike is an incredible trek with unique views into the heart of the Wasatch. Enjoy the solitary summit and the majesty of these grand peaks.

Lake Blanche Hike: Lake Blanche is the destination for an extremely popular hike in Salt Lake City, and it’s not hard to see why. The climb to the lake is steep, and will definitely get your legs working, but the views as you near the top are magnificent. This exceptionally pretty alpine lake is the perfect place for a picnic, where you can get your breath back after the stiff climb.

Mount Aire Hike: This fun trail offers plenty of variation and wonderful scenery, passing through forests and wildflower meadows before finally emerging at the summit. With few switchbacks, this trail is steep and fairly arduous, but if you’re looking for a good workout, it’s a great choice. The views from the top extend into the rolling foothills of the Wasatch, and all the way to Mount Raymond and Gobbler’s Knob.

When Is The Best Time To Hike In Salt Lake City?

The hiking season in Salt Lake City runs from May to October, although snow can linger on high ground well into May, and you may see early flurries in October. The summer months can be very hot, with temperatures rising to an average high of 32 degrees Celsius. The spring months are cooler, but you will find the trails very muddy at this time of year, due to the high rainfall and large volume of snowmelt. As a result, we think the best time to hike in Salt Lake City is September, when you can expect cool, comfortable temperatures for hiking, and there are far fewer hikers out on the trails. What’s more, at this time of year the turning leaves create some fabulous photo opportunities! In winter, snows render many trails inaccessible, but you’ll still have the chance to go snowshoeing, skiing or snowboarding.

Other Outdoor Activities In Salt Lake City

Although hiking is undoubtedly popular with visitors and locals alike, there are plenty of other wonderful outdoor activities in Salt Lake City! With endless miles of beautiful hiking trails, this is a great place for a backpacking trip, getting out into the wild for some backcountry camping. What’s more, you can also enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and road biking, all in beautiful countryside just a stone’s throw from the city. Salt Lake City also has a stellar reputation as a winter sports destination, and when the snows hit expect to enjoy both downhill and cross country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

How To Plan A Trip To Salt Lake City

If you’re thinking of making Salt Lake City your next hiking destination, we’ve got all the information you’ll need to make your trip a success. Check out our comprehensive guide to planning a trip to Salt Lake City, complete with recommendations for where to stay, what to do, and insider tips to maximize your time in this part of Utah. If you need even more inspiration, or want to go even further afield, take a look at our list of all the top hikes in Utah. Whichever trail you choose, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed!

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The best hikes in Salt Lake City

Hiking to the Clayton Peak from Salt Lake City

01. Clayton Peak
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2.6mi 1,493ft 2-3h

The steep hike up to Clayton Peak yields unbelievably stunning views. One of the easier… Read More

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Panorama from the Sunset Peak hike in Salt Lake City

02. Sunset Peak
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6.4mi 1,772ft 3.5-4.5h

If you are all about lakes, hiking up past Dog Lake, Lake Mary, Lake Martha… Read More

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Panorama from the Pfeifferhorn Ridge hike near Salt Lake City, Utah

03. Red Pine Lake & Pfeifferhorn Ridge
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9.9mi 3,944ft 6-8.5h

The beautiful hike up to Red Pine Lake can easily be extended to grant truly… Read More

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Hiking the Mt Raymond trail in Salt Lake City

04. Mt. Raymond
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8.2mi 3,100ft 5-7h

Hiking Mt. Raymond is an incredible trek granting incredible views into the heart of the… Read More

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Box Elder Peak hike in Utah, Salt Lake City

05. Box Elder Peak
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13.7mi 4,908ft 8-11h

One of the classic summit trails, the brutal hike up to Box Elder Peak involves… Read More

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Trail of the Lake Blanche hike near Salt Lake City, Utah

06. Lake Blanche Trail
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6.8mi 2,746ft 4-6h

The popular hike up to Lake Blanche is a hotspot for the hikers of Salt… Read More

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Views from the Silver Lake hike in Salt Lake City

07. Silver Lake
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5.5mi 1,407ft 2.5-4h

A stunning alpine lake that few people walk to due to the 3.0miRead More

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Views of Cecret Lake hike from Salt Lake City, Utah

08. Cecret Lake Trail
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1.7mi 469ft 1h

Using the access road for Alta ski lift maintenance, you are swept to high elevation… Read More

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Mt Aire trail in Salt Lake City

09. Mt. Aire
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3.7mi 1,972ft 2.5-4h

Just outside of the heart of the Wasatch, the desert-like Mt. Aire is a great… Read More

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Trail of the Donut Falls hike in Salt Lake City, Utah

10. Donut Falls
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1.8mi 341ft 1h

The classic family hike in Big Cottonwood Canyon, the short climb up to Donut Falls… Read More

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Yes, there are more than 10

Salt Lake City is so beautiful that we can not give you only 10 hikes. So here is a list of bonus hikes in Salt Lake City that you should take a look at as well

Mount Olympus Trail

11. Mount Olympus Trail
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7.8mi 4,157ft 5.5-8h

Not to be confused with Mount Olympus in Washington or Mount Olympus in Greece, the… Read More

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Red Butte Garden Small Loop

12. Red Butte Garden Small Loop
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1.9mi 453ft 1-1.5h

The Red Butte Garden Small Loop is a wonderful hike for the whole family. This… Read More

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The Lake Mary Trail

13. The Lake Mary Trail
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2.6mi 850ft 1.5-2h

The Lake Mary Trail is an absolutely gorgeous hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Home… Read More

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City Creek Canyon Trail

14. City Creek Canyon Trail
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6.5mi 732ft 2.5-3.5h

The City Creek Canyon Trail is a beautiful hike just north of downtown Salt Lake… Read More

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Gobblers Knob via Alexander Basin

15. Gobblers Knob via Alexander Basin
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5.7mi 3,117ft 4-6h

The Gobblers Knob via Alexander Basin trail is a steep hike to the summit of… Read More

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Ensign Peak Overlook Trail

16. Ensign Peak Overlook Trail
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0.8mi 374ft 0.5-1h

The Ensign Peak Overlook Trail is a lovely, dog-friendly hike just north of downtown Salt… Read More

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Lake Catherine via Brighton Lakes Trail

17. Lake Catherine via Brighton Lakes Trail
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4.4mi 1,243ft 2.5-3h

The hike to Lake Catherine via the Brighton Lakes Trail is a gorgeous, moderately challenging… Read More

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Jack’s Mountain

18. Jack’s Mountain
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2.4mi 1,339ft 2-2.5h

Jack’s Mountain Trail is a short but steep hike in memoriam of Jack Edwards, a… Read More

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Cecret Lake Trail

19. Cecret Lake Trail
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1.8mi 466ft 1-1.5h

With mountain views, gorgeous wildflowers and a pristine alpine lake, the Cecret Lake Trail is… Read More

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The Living Room Lookout Trail

20. The Living Room Lookout Trail
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2.4mi 928ft 1.5-2h

The Living Room Lookout Trail is a short, moderately challenging out-and-back hike to an incredible… Read More

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Lake Solitude Trail

21. Lake Solitude Trail
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3.3mi 495ft 1.5-2h

The Lake Solitude Trail is a relatively easy hike through a beautiful, lush area of… Read More

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Grandeur Peak Trail- West Face

22. Grandeur Peak Trail- West Face
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4.4mi 3,238ft 4-5.5h

The hike up Grandeur Peak via the West Face is a challenging route for experienced… Read More

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Grandeur Peak East Trail from Church Fork

23. Grandeur Peak East Trail from Church Fork
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5.9mi 2,365ft 3.5-5h

The Grandeur Peak East Trail is a fantastic route for experienced hikers. This trail is… Read More

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Grandeur Peak Loop

24. Grandeur Peak Loop
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9.3mi 4,022ft 6-8.5h

The Grandeur Peak Loop is a fantastic challenge for experienced adventurers. With over 4000ft Read More

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Liberty Park Loop

25. Liberty Park Loop
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1.4mi 13ft 0.5h

The Liberty Park Loop is a lovely stroll through the beautiful and historic Liberty Park… Read More

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Dog Lake via The Brighton Lakes Trail

26. Dog Lake via The Brighton Lakes Trail
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2.2mi 640ft 1-1.5h

The hike to Dog Lake via the Brighton Lakes Trail is a gorgeous, family-friendly hike… Read More

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Dog Lake via the Mill D North Fork Trail

27. Dog Lake via the Mill D North Fork Trail
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5.6mi 1,476ft 3-4h

The hike to Dog Lake via the Mill D North Fork Trail is a gorgeous… Read More

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Dog Lake via The Big Water Trail

28. Dog Lake via The Big Water Trail
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5.2mi 1,276ft 2.5-3.5h

Dog Lake via the Big Water Trail is a fantastic hike for dogs and their… Read More

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Memory Grove Trail Map

29. Memory Grove Trail
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1.7mi 167ft 0.5-1h

The hike around Memory Grove Park is a beautiful, well-maintained path that makes a great… Read More

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Red Butte Canyon Overlook Trail

30. Red Butte Canyon Overlook Trail
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1.5mi 249ft 0.5-1h

The Red Butte Canyon Overlook Trail is a short hike just east of the University… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Provo Canyon Section

31. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Provo Canyon Section
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10.5mi 1,713ft 4.5-6h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Provo Canyon Section is a lovely route with fantastic views of… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Emigration Canyon Road to City Creek

32. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Emigration Canyon Road to City Creek
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9.1mi 1,467ft 4-5.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Emigration Canyon Road to City Creek is a gorgeous route shared… Read More

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Willow Lake Trail Map

33. Willow Lake Trail
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2.4mi 633ft 1-1.5h

The Willow Lake Trail is a family-friendly hiking route in the beautiful Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest… Read More

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Neffs Canyon Trail

34. Neffs Canyon Trail
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7.0mi 3,560ft 5-7h

Neffs Canyon Trail is a beautiful hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail is… Read More

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Neff’s Canyon Loop

35. Neff’s Canyon Loop
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1.3mi 456ft 1h

Neff’s Canyon Loop is a fantastic little hike on the edge of Holladay, Utah. This… Read More

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Stewart Cascade Trail #056

36. Stewart Cascade Trail #056
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3.4mi 646ft 1.5-2h

The Stewart Cascade Trail #056 is a gorgeous hike just outside of Aspen Grove, Utah.… Read More

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Stewart Falls Sundance Trail

37. Stewart Falls Sundance Trail
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3.2mi 830ft 1.5-2h

The Stewart Falls Sundance Trail is a scenic hike just outside of Aspen Grove, Utah.… Read More

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Lake Blanche Trail

38. Lake Blanche Trail
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6.8mi 2,808ft 4.5-6h

The Lake Blanche Trail is a popular hiking route in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area… Read More

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White Pine Lake Trail

39. White Pine Lake Trail
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10.7mi 2,717ft 5.5-7.5h

The White Pine Lake Trail is a popular hike in the Lone Peak Wilderness Area,… Read More

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Snowbird Tram, Cecret Lake via Albion Basin

40. Snowbird Tram, Cecret Lake via Albion Basin
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6.7mi 486ft 2.5-3.5h

The Snowbird Tram, Cecret Lake Trail via Albion Basin is a gorgeous hike in the… Read More

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Red Pine Lake Trail

41. Red Pine Lake Trail
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6.7mi 2,087ft 3.5-5h

The Red Pine Lake Trail is a gorgeous hike in the Lone Peak Wilderness Area,… Read More

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The Waterfall Canyon Trail

42. The Waterfall Canyon Trail
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2.4mi 1,106ft 1.5-2.5h

The Waterfall Canyon Trail is a gorgeous hike just east of Salt Lake City. This… Read More

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Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park Map

43. Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park
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3.3mi 1,145ft 2-2.5h

The Waterfall Canyon Trail via Ogden Park is a gorgeous route east of Salt Lake… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Ben Lomond Section Map

44. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Ben Lomond Section
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8.7mi 1,273ft 3.5-5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Ben Lomond Section is a gorgeous hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Battle Creek Falls Trail

45. Battle Creek Falls Trail
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4.1mi 1,847ft 2.5-4h

The Battle Creek Falls Trail is a stunning hiking and mountain biking trail just outside… Read More

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Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail

46. Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail
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5.4mi 1,047ft 2.5-3.5h

The Ogden Canyon Overlook Trail is a popular, moderately challenging hiking trail just outside of… Read More

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Avenue Twin Peaks Trail

47. Avenue Twin Peaks Trail
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3.6mi 984ft 2-2.5h

The Avenue Twin Peaks Trail is a popular hike on the edge of Salt Lake… Read More

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Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow

48. Ferguson Canyon Trail to Upper Meadow
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4.3mi 2,303ft 3-4.5h

The Ferguson Canyon to Upper Meadow Trail is a steep and consistent climb up to… Read More

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Mount Wolverine via Brighton Lakes Trail

49. Mount Wolverine via Brighton Lakes Trail
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5.9mi 2,077ft 3.5-5h

The Mount Wolverine via Brighton Lakes Trail is a challenging route for experienced hikers. This… Read More

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Gobblers Knob via Butler Fork Trail

50. Gobblers Knob via Butler Fork Trail
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7.4mi 3,123ft 4.5-6.5h

Gobblers Knob via Butler Fork is a challenging route for experienced hikers. This trail is… Read More

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Bear Canyon Bridge via The Bonneville Shoreline Trail

51. Bear Canyon Bridge via The Bonneville Shoreline Trail
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3.3mi 509ft 1.5-2h

The hike to Bear Canyon Suspension Bridge via the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a great,… Read More

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Albion Meadows Trail

52. Albion Meadows Trail
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3.6mi 745ft 1.5-2.5h

The Albion Meadows Trail is a beautiful, family-friendly hike. This trail is well-known for its… Read More

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Bell Canyon Lower Falls via Boulders Trailhead

53. Bell Canyon Lower Falls via Boulders Trailhead
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5.5mi 1,667ft 3-4h

The Bell Canyon Lower Falls Trail is a fantastic hike just outside of Sandy, Utah.… Read More

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Morris Reservoir and Terrace Trail Loop

54. Morris Reservoir and Terrace Trail Loop
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2.7mi 535ft 1-1.5h

The Morris Reservoir and Terrace Trail Loop is a fantastic hike just north of downtown… Read More

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Willow Heights Overview Trail

55. Willow Heights Overview Trail
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2.8mi 699ft 1.5-2h

The Willow Heights Overview Trail is a beautiful, moderately challenging hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Brighton Lakes Loop

56. Brighton Lakes Loop
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7.0mi 1,808ft 3.5-5h

The Brighton Lakes Loop is a fantastic tour of the pristine alpine lakes in the… Read More

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Mount Van Cott Trail

57. Mount Van Cott Trail
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2.8mi 1,365ft 2-2.5h

The Mount Van Cott Trail is a beautiful, moderately challenging hike just north of the… Read More

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The Twin Lakes Trail

58. The Twin Lakes Trail
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2.3mi 768ft 1.5-2h

The Twin Lakes Trail is an absolutely gorgeous out-and-back hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.… Read More

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Lookout Peak Map

59. Lookout Peak
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7.9mi 2,812ft 4.5-6.5h

Lookout Peak is a gorgeous, challenging hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail is… Read More

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The Mormon Pioneer Trail Map

60. The Mormon Pioneer Trail
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18.2mi 3,054ft 7.5-11h

The Mormon Pioneer Trail is a well-maintained route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National forest between Salt… Read More

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Desolation Lake and Dog Lake Loop

61. Desolation Lake and Dog Lake Loop
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12.0mi 2,365ft 5.5-7.5h

The Desolation Lake and Dog Lake Loop is a gorgeous hike in the Mill Creek… Read More

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Jupiter Peak and Shadow Lake Loop

62. Jupiter Peak and Shadow Lake Loop
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4.9mi 1,483ft 2.5-3.5h

The Jupiter Peak and Shadow Lake Loop is a gorgeous route through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Black Mountain Trail

63. Black Mountain Trail
Difficulty

8.7mi 2,844ft 5-7h

The Black Mountain Trail is a fantastic route for experienced hikers. This trail is not… Read More

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Lower Hell Canyon Map

64. Lower Hell Canyon
Difficulty

2.3mi 335ft 1-1.5h

Neither Hell, nor a canyon, the Lower Hell Canyon Trail is a beautiful hike up… Read More

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Big Beacon (Mount Wire) Trail

65. Big Beacon (Mount Wire) Trail
Difficulty

4.7mi 2,090ft 3-4.5h

The Mount Wire Trail is a fantastic, moderately challenging hike just east of the University… Read More

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Olympus Hills Park

66. Olympus Hills Park
Difficulty

0.9mi 82ft 0.5h

The Olympus Hills Park Walk is a great little outing for the whole family. This… Read More

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Burch Hollow Trail

67. Burch Hollow Trail
Difficulty

6.0mi 2,388ft 3.5-5h

The Burch Hollow Trail is a beautiful hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail… Read More

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Mount Raymond via Alexander Basin Trail

68. Mount Raymond via Alexander Basin Trail
Difficulty

9.6mi 4,426ft 6.5-9h

Mount Raymond via the Alexander Basin Trail is a challenging route for experienced hikers. This… Read More

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Emigration Canyon Miners Trail

69. Emigration Canyon Miners Trail
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4.8mi 1,302ft 2.5-3.5h

The Emigration Canyon Miners Trail is a lovely trail in the Red-Butte Wilderness area. This… Read More

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Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via Larry’s Trail Map

70. Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via Larry’s Trail
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2.4mi 495ft 1-1.5h

Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via Larry’s Trail is a gorgeous hike just outside of Sandy,… Read More

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Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via Boulders Trailhead Map

71. Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via Boulders Trailhead
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1.5mi 463ft 1h

The hike to Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir via the Boulders Trail is a great route… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Layton Ridge to Fernwood Recreation Area

72. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Layton Ridge to Fernwood Recreation Area
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1.8mi 381ft 1h

The hike from Layton Ridge to the Fernwood Recreation Area follows a beautiful section of… Read More

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Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline

73. Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline
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3.1mi 1,893ft 2.5-3.5h

The Bells Canyon Trail to Ridgeline is a gorgeous, rugged route just outside of Sandy,… Read More

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Parley’s Historic Nature Park Trail Map

74. Parley’s Historic Nature Park Trail
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1.9mi 249ft 1h

The Parley’s Historic Nature Park Trail is a popular hiking, running, and dog-walking route in… Read More

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The Aqueduct Trail Map

75. The Aqueduct Trail
Difficulty

6.2mi 646ft 2.5-3h

The Aqueduct Trail is a beautiful, family-friendly hike on the eastern edge of Draper, Utah.… Read More

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Parley’s Trail

76. Parley’s Trail
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11.9mi 1,142ft 4.5-6h

Parley’s Trail is an east-west, multi-use path that connects the Bonneville Shoreline Trail with the… Read More

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Honeycomb Canyon and Lake Solitude Loop

77. Honeycomb Canyon and Lake Solitude Loop
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5.8mi 2,021ft 3.5-4.5h

The Honeycomb Canyon and Lake Solitude Loop is a gorgeous hike near Brighton, Utah. This… Read More

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Parley’s Canyon Overlook and Jack’s Mailbox Loop

78. Parley’s Canyon Overlook and Jack’s Mailbox Loop
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4.9mi 2,398ft 3.5-5h

Parley’s Canyon Overlook and Jack’s Mountain Loop is a gorgeous but challenging hike in Salt… Read More

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Willow Creek Trail Map

79. Willow Creek Trail
Difficulty

1.9mi 79ft 0.5-1h

The Willow Creek Trail is a lovely route that is fun for the whole family.… Read More

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White Pine Canyon Trail Map

80. White Pine Canyon Trail
Difficulty

4.1mi 1,857ft 2.5-4h

The White Pine Canyon Trail is a beautiful route through the forest just outside of… Read More

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The Z Trail to Bonneville Shoreline Trail

81. The Z Trail to Bonneville Shoreline Trail
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4.0mi 978ft 2-2.5h

The Z Trail to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a gorgeous route located just outside… Read More

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South Willow Lake via Stansbury Crest Trail

82. South Willow Lake via Stansbury Crest Trail
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8.0mi 2,382ft 4.5-6h

South Willow Lake via the Stansbury Crest Trail is a gorgeous hike through the Deseret… Read More

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City Creek Park to Memory Grove

83. City Creek Park to Memory Grove
Difficulty

2.9mi 358ft 1-1.5h

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Olympus Cove to Hughes Canyon

84. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Olympus Cove to Hughes Canyon
Difficulty

4.6mi 850ft 2-3h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Olympus Cove to Hughes Canyon section is a gorgeous route in… Read More

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The Little Mountain Trail

85. The Little Mountain Trail
Difficulty

3.9mi 853ft 2-2.5h

The Little Mountain Trail is a gorgeous hiking route in the Emigration Canyon Wilderness Area.… Read More

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Salt Lake Overlook via the Desolation Trail

86. Salt Lake Overlook via the Desolation Trail
Difficulty

5.2mi 1,322ft 2.5-3.5h

The Salt Lake Overlook via the Desolation Trail is a moderately challenging route in the… Read More

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Rattlesnake Loop

87. Rattlesnake Loop
Difficulty

3.4mi 1,230ft 2-3h

The Rattlesnake Loop is a beautiful hiking circuit in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Located east… Read More

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Mill A Basin Trail

88. Mill A Basin Trail
Difficulty

3.5mi 1,529ft 2.5-3h

The Mill A Basin Trail is a beautiful hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest just… Read More

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10420 Peak

89. 10420 Peak
Difficulty

5.0mi 1,270ft 2.5-3.5h

The 10420 Peak Trail is a moderately challenging route just east of Brighton Resort, Utah.… Read More

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Broads Fork Trail

90. Broads Fork Trail
Difficulty

4.5mi 2,110ft 3-4.5h

The Broads Fork Trail is a beautiful and challenging hike in the Twin Peaks Wilderness… Read More

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Moss Ledge Waterfall Trail Map

91. Moss Ledge Waterfall Trail
Difficulty

0.4mi 308ft 0.5h

The Moss Ledge Waterfall Trail is a beautiful destination in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest east… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail Loop

92. Bonneville Shoreline Trail Loop
Difficulty

1.4mi 180ft 0.5-1h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Loop is an easy hike along the University of Utah Campus… Read More

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Church Creek to Pipeline Overlook

93. Church Creek to Pipeline Overlook
Difficulty

6.4mi 669ft 2.5-3.5h

The Church Creek to Pipeline Overlook Trail is a gorgeous route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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The Honeycomb Cliffs Trail

94. The Honeycomb Cliffs Trail
Difficulty

4.6mi 1,942ft 3-4h

The Honeycomb Cliffs trail is a beautiful route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This moderately… Read More

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The Mineral Fork Trail Map

95. The Mineral Fork Trail
Difficulty

9.2mi 3,481ft 5.5-8h

The Mineral Fork Trail is a beautiful and challenging hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest,… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Mount Ogden Section

96. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Mount Ogden Section
Difficulty

5.8mi 1,112ft 2.5-3.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Mount Ogden Section is a gorgeous hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Y Mountain to Springville

97. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Y Mountain to Springville
Difficulty

14.9mi 2,185ft 6-8.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Y Mountain to Springville is a long, beautiful hike outside Provo,… Read More

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Sunset Peak via Brighton Lakes Trail

98. Sunset Peak via Brighton Lakes Trail
Difficulty

5.8mi 1,975ft 3.5-4.5h

Sunset Peak via the Brighton Lakes trail is a popular hiking route with stunning views… Read More

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Snake Creek Pass and Clayton Peak

99. Snake Creek Pass and Clayton Peak
Difficulty

6.1mi 1,965ft 3.5-4.5h

The Snake Creek and Clayton Peak Trail is a gorgeous hike in the Brighton Resort… Read More

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Killyon Canyon to Lookout Peak Map

100. Killyon Canyon to Lookout Peak
Difficulty

9.5mi 2,917ft 5-7h

The Killyon Canyon to Lookout Peak Trail is a beautiful hike through the forest landscape… Read More

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Killyon Canyon Left Fork Map

101. Killyon Canyon Left Fork
Difficulty

3.9mi 1,043ft 2-3h

The Killyon Canyon Left Fork Trail is a gorgeous hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest… Read More

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Thayne Canyon Trail

102. Thayne Canyon Trail
Difficulty

7.1mi 2,946ft 4.5-6.5h

The Thayne Canyon Trail is a challenging route in the Mount Olympus Wilderness Area east… Read More

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Thayne Canyon Loop

103. Thayne Canyon Loop
Difficulty

1.6mi 436ft 1h

The Thayne Canyon Hiking Loop is a beautiful little trail just east of Salt Lake… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Draper Section Map

104. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Draper Section
Difficulty

6.7mi 1,066ft 3-4h

The Draper Section of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail is a beautiful, relatively flat hiking route… Read More

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Porter Fork Trail

105. Porter Fork Trail
Difficulty

6.8mi 3,255ft 4.5-6.5h

The Porter Fork Trail is a beautiful hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of… Read More

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Kessler Peak Trail

106. Kessler Peak Trail
Difficulty

4.5mi 2,904ft 3.5-5h

The Kessler Peak Trail is a challenging hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of… Read More

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Big Mountain Pass in Little Dell Recreation Area

107. Big Mountain Pass in Little Dell Recreation Area
Difficulty

7.4mi 863ft 3-4h

The Big Mountain Pass Trail is a gorgeous route in the Little Dell Recreation Area… Read More

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Shadow Lake Trail

108. Shadow Lake Trail
Difficulty

6.8mi 1,322ft 3-4.5h

The Shadow Lake Trail is a gorgeous route east of Salt Lake City, Utah. This… Read More

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Parley’s Lane Switchback Trail Map

109. Parley’s Lane Switchback Trail
Difficulty

5.6mi 873ft 2.5-3.5h

Parley’s Lane Switchback Trail is a lovely hiking route in Park City, Utah. This trail… Read More

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Silver Fork Trail

110. Silver Fork Trail
Difficulty

2.2mi 423ft 1-1.5h

The Silver Fork Trail is a gorgeous hiking route east of Salt Lake City. This… Read More

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Meridian Peak Trail Map

111. Meridian Peak Trail
Difficulty

2.3mi 784ft 1.5-2h

The Meridian Peak Trail is a short and sweet summit hike north of Salt Lake… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: University of Utah to Emigration Canyon Road

112. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: University of Utah to Emigration Canyon Road
Difficulty

3.3mi 528ft 1.5-2h

The hike from the University of Utah to Emigration Canyon Road via the Bonneville Shoreline… Read More

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Toledo Bowl via Cardiff Pass Trail Map

113. Toledo Bowl via Cardiff Pass Trail
Difficulty

2.2mi 876ft 1.5-2h

The Toledo Bowl via Cardiff Pass trail is a beautiful little hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache… Read More

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Ensign Peak via Hell Canyon Trail

114. Ensign Peak via Hell Canyon Trail
Difficulty

5.8mi 942ft 2.5-3.5h

The Ensign Peak via Hell Canyon Trail is a popular hiking route in Salt Lake… Read More

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Albion Meadows, Sugarloaf Pass, and Collins Road Loop

115. Albion Meadows, Sugarloaf Pass, and Collins Road Loop
Difficulty

7.3mi 2,530ft 4-6h

The Albion Meadows, Sugarloaf Pass, and Collins Road Loop is the track used by the… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Fernwood Rec Area to East Mountain Wilderness Park

116. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Fernwood Rec Area to East Mountain Wilderness Park
Difficulty

3.5mi 308ft 1.5-2h

The hike along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail from the Fernwood Recreation Site to East Mountain… Read More

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Upper Bells Canyon Trail

117. Upper Bells Canyon Trail
Difficulty

10.0mi 4,295ft 6.5-9h

The Upper Bells Canyon Trail is a challenging route in the Lone Peak Wilderness Area… Read More

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White Pine Hollow Trail Map

118. White Pine Hollow Trail
Difficulty

8.8mi 2,300ft 4.5-6h

The White Pine Hollow Trail is an adventurous route for experienced hikers. This trail includes… Read More

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Morris Reservoir and Valleyview via the Bonneville Shoreline Trail

119. Morris Reservoir and Valleyview via the Bonneville Shoreline Trail
Difficulty

4.6mi 761ft 2-2.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Morris Reservoir and Valleyview is a beautiful hike just north of… Read More

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Jordan River Parkway Trail: Murray Section

120. Jordan River Parkway Trail: Murray Section
Difficulty

6.6mi 85ft 2-2.5h

A hike along the Jordan River Parkway Trail: Murray Section is a lovely way to… Read More

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The Great Western Trail Loop

121. The Great Western Trail Loop
Difficulty

2.6mi 1,178ft 1.5-2.5h

The Great Western Trail Loop is a beautiful hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This… Read More

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The Great Western Trail to Lookout Peak

122. The Great Western Trail to Lookout Peak
Difficulty

10.7mi 1,867ft 4.5-6.5h

The Great Western Trail to The Lookout Peak Trail is a great hike east of… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Canyon Entrance Park to Green Canyon

123. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Canyon Entrance Park to Green Canyon
Difficulty

3.9mi 594ft 1.5-2.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail from Entrance Canyon Park to Green Canyon is a lovely little… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: East Orem Section

124. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: East Orem Section
Difficulty

4.2mi 571ft 1.5-2.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail: East Orem Section is a beautiful hike in the Mount Timpanogos… Read More

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Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Hidden Valley Highlands to Draper

125. Bonneville Shoreline Trail: Hidden Valley Highlands to Draper
Difficulty

6.2mi 886ft 2.5-3.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail from the Hidden Valley Highlands to Draper is a beautiful, well-maintained… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail via Coyote Hollow Trailhead Map

126. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail via Coyote Hollow Trailhead
Difficulty

5.6mi 902ft 2.5-3.5h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail from Coyote Hollow is a gorgeous route on the eastern edge… Read More

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The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Double Loop Map

127. The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Double Loop
Difficulty

1.5mi 338ft 0.5-1h

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail Double Loop is a beautiful hike in Salt Lake City. This… Read More

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Meridian Peak via Ensign Peak Trailhead

128. Meridian Peak via Ensign Peak Trailhead
Difficulty

6.7mi 1,844ft 3.5-5h

Meridian Peak via the Ensign Peak Trailhead is a gorgeous hike in Salt Lake City,… Read More

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Limekiln to Dry Creek Loop Map

129. Limekiln to Dry Creek Loop
Difficulty

2.5mi 584ft 1-1.5h

The Limekiln to Dry Creek Loop is a beautiful hike with gorgeous forest views just… Read More

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The Deer Path Trail Map

130. The Deer Path Trail
Difficulty

2.7mi 1,880ft 2.5-3.5h

The Deer Path Trail is a beautiful but rugged hiking trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Desolation Ridge Trail Map

131. Desolation Ridge Trail
Difficulty

4.7mi 1,883ft 3-4h

The Desolation Ridge Trail is a challenging route east of Salt Lake City. This trail… Read More

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Little Water Peak Loop Map

132. Little Water Peak Loop
Difficulty

5.0mi 2,159ft 3-4.5h

Little Water Peak is a challenging 5.0mi hike in the beautiful Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Pioneer Fork Trail

133. Pioneer Fork Trail
Difficulty

2.3mi 853ft 1.5-2h

The Pioneer Fork Trail is a short, low-traffic hike in Salt Lake City, Utah. This… Read More

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Brighton Peaks Loop

134. Brighton Peaks Loop
Difficulty

8.8mi 4,026ft 6-8.5h

The Brighton Peaks Loop is a challenging hike for experienced adventurers. This ambitious route tours… Read More

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Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail Map

135. Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail
Difficulty

1.8mi 200ft 0.5-1h

The Big Cottonwood Canyon Trail is a well-maintained path in Salt Lake City, Utah. This… Read More

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City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail Map

136. City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail
Difficulty

4.4mi 1,138ft 2-3h

The City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail is a fantastic route in City Creek… Read More

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Beartrap Fork and Desolation Lake Trail

137. Beartrap Fork and Desolation Lake Trail
Difficulty

7.2mi 2,264ft 4-5.5h

The Beartrap Fork and Desolation Lake Trail is a fantastic route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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Crestwood Gulch Loop

138. Crestwood Gulch Loop
Difficulty

5.1mi 1,667ft 3-4h

The Crestwood Gulch Loop is a beautiful trail in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest east of… Read More

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Tri-County Peak Map

139. Tri-County Peak
Difficulty

3.0mi 778ft 1.5-2h

The Tri-County Peak Trail is a lovely, moderately-challenging hike near Park City, Utah. This trail… Read More

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Houndstooth Trail Map

140. Houndstooth Trail
Difficulty

3.6mi 2,844ft 3.5-5h

The Houndstooth Trail is a challenging hike in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area. This route… Read More

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Greens Basin Trail Map

141. Greens Basin Trail
Difficulty

2.6mi 945ft 1.5-2h

The Greens Basin Trail is a beautiful hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail… Read More

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Millvue Peak Trail

142. Millvue Peak Trail
Difficulty

7.5mi 2,831ft 4.5-6.5h

The Millvue Peak Trail is a beautiful hike in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail… Read More

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Killyons Ridgeline Map

143. Killyons Ridgeline
Difficulty

5.7mi 1,742ft 3-4.5h

Killyons Ridgeline Trail is a gorgeous route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. This trail is… Read More

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The Hump Map

144. The Hump
Difficulty

2.7mi 873ft 1.5-2h

The Hump is a fantastic hike in Salt Lake City, Utah. This trail is moderately… Read More

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Little Mountain Ridge Trail

145. Little Mountain Ridge Trail
Difficulty

6.4mi 1,273ft 3-4h

The Little Mountain Ridge Trail is a beautiful hike on the outskirts of Salt Lake… Read More

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Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail Map

146. Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail
Difficulty

1.5mi 308ft 0.5-1h

Scotts Pass via the Great Western Trail is a gorgeous route east of Salt Lake… Read More

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Mount Raymond via Bowman Fork Trail

147. Mount Raymond via Bowman Fork Trail
Difficulty

10.2mi 3,396ft 5.5-8h

The hike to the top of Mount Raymond via the Bowman Fork is a challenging… Read More

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Knowlton’s Knob via The Miner’s Trail Map

148. Knowlton’s Knob via The Miner’s Trail
Difficulty

6.9mi 2,047ft 3.5-5h

Knowlton’s Knob via the Miner’s Trail is a gorgeous hike east of Salt Lake City.… Read More

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City Creek Canyon Road

149. City Creek Canyon Road
Difficulty

11.2mi 1,385ft 4.5-6h

The City Creek Canyon Road is a popular trail just north of downtown Salt Lake… Read More

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Solitude to Beaver Pond Trail

150. Solitude to Beaver Pond Trail
Difficulty

4.3mi 1,086ft 2-3h

The Solitude to Beaver Ponds Trail is a beautiful hike through the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.… Read More

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Willow Hollow, Ridge, and Pine Hollow Trail

151. Willow Hollow, Ridge, and Pine Hollow Trail
Difficulty

3.6mi 640ft 1.5-2h

The Willow Hollow and Pine Hollow Trail is a beautiful route in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National… Read More

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