Lake Solitude Trail

#27 of 296 trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

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Lake Solitude Trail is a 1.5 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for camping, hiking & mountain biking and is accessible year-round.

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) to Brighton about 14.2 miles up the canyon to the Silver Lake Visitor's Center. Park at the Silver Lake Information Center or across the street at the Brighton Store.

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

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2 Completed 1 Reviews

If you can do this hike soon the wildflowers are absolutely AMAZING!!!! Great hike to take everyone in the family on. Only one section right as you are approaching the lake that is moderately steep terrain, the remainder of the trail is well marked and easy enough to enjoy the scenery. We did encounter a couple of moose as we first entered the trail (a cow and calf - we heard the bull was around, but never saw him). Overall a great hike, will do this one again!

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail was great, but the people were in masses because of the holiday. It was a good distance for 3 and 5 year olds and I'm also 20 weeks pregnant. We loved all the wild flowers and the aspen trees along the way. The lake itself wasn't really a gorgeous destination but it did allow for a stopping point for lunch.

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23 Completed 7 Reviews

This is one of my favorite easy hikes. You start by walking around Silver Lake, then heading south-west at the beginning of the Lake Solitude trail. The trail is mostly quiet with not too many people, but enough that I feel comfortable hiking by myself. The trail is pretty with lots of trees and wildflowers and I often see animals, including deer and moose. It's quite and serene. The last little but before getting to the lake is steep and that's when you know you're there. Super quick hike and peaceful.

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12 Completed 4 Reviews

Pretty hike to the lake. Not too difficult. Moose and deer tracks all over. It poured rain on us.

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9 Completed 8 Reviews

Awesome little hike. Took 2 little girls who did great pretty easy hike. Beautiful scenery. The mountains trees and untouched snow. We were the only ones out there from about 9-10:30. Went around the lake a few times :) for sure Gina have to go when there's no snow !

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57 Completed 5 Reviews

This would be a good trail for beginning hikers - it is short and there is very little elevation gain. The trail is mostly shaded and has some decent scenery along the way. I hiked this trail in the early evening and saw some deer on my way back from the lake.

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27 Completed 27 Reviews

Another easy after-work trail. Enjoyable in the cool afternoons of fall with beautiful colors on the aspen groves. The lake isn't much, and there isn't a view, but it's a great workout.

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97 Completed 53 Reviews

We made a large loop out of it to Twin Lakes and Silver Lake. It came out to 4.53 miles and took us less than two hours. Out of the three lakes, Twin Lakes was by far the nicest. The trail seemed easier than the one we did two days ago to Lake Mary and Lake Catherine. We didn't see any mountain bikers or any wildlife in the area.

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4 Completed 1 Reviews

Made the huge mistake of coming on Labor Day. This makes for a horrible day to hike but especially to bike! Probably not worth biking on any other day, rocky and just not very fun.

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2 Completed 3 Reviews

The hike was very fun, the lake was not extremely spectacular, but a great place for lunch. This summer hike made me want to go skiing!

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