Twin Lakes

#22 of 302 trails in Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Twin Lakes is a 2.6 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from May until October.

2.6 miles Out & Back 650 feet
Kid Friendly
hiking lake kids rocky
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Sanaul H.

its a great short hike not tiring at all !

Tiffany Draper

48 Completed23 Reviews

I love this trail! It's a very short hike, though a bit steep. Very doable, though. This would be great for kids since it's short and has beautiful scenery and great views all the way up. If you have time definitely take a walk around the whole lake. It's so beautiful! If you're looking to make a longer hike out of it there are a few trails you can connect with once at the lake and continue on to a few different destinations.

Barbara Muñoz

18 Completed12 Reviews

This is definitely bordering on moderate. While not long, the trail is consistently uphill and you'll be navigating scree and rocky ground much of the way. That being said, the scenery is gorgeous and the trail is certainly doable for all ages. There are lots of big boulders to sit on and enjoy the lake for a few minutes before heading down.

Noelle Fitzgerald

1 Completed1 Reviews

This hike was really nice. Especially right now with the changing of the leaves. However I think it should be rated moderate not easy. The entire trail is up hill the entire way.

Lindsay Duensing

5 Completed5 Reviews

Great short hike - a little steep but worth it. Some loose rocks/footing on the upper portion of the trail. We saw people of all ages hiking - so definitely do-able for kiddos and older folks!

The fall colors are incredible right now!! The aspens are bright yellow all the way up the trail and around silver lake! We were here a few days ago in the evening and saw tons of deer and a moose with her calf! No animals this afternoon though.

Lots of large fish jumping in the water at both silver lake and twin lakes.

Will definitely do this one again!

Jenn Chow

17 Completed7 Reviews

Awesome and beautiful!

Thal Wright

44 Completed38 Reviews

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Teresa Romney

32 Completed6 Reviews

Beautiful trail. We saw several deer, a young male moose, tons of birds, and cute ducklings at silver lake.
This trail starts at silver lake. Walk on the boardwalks to the far side where the trail heads for Twin Lake and Lake Solitude are.
The trail to Twin Lake is pretty steep the whole way, but not too terribly bad. Currently it is one lake (or reservoir) even though lots of maps show it as two. I guess when the water is lower there is a rocky divide between the two.
You can continue on to Lake Mary on a small trail the diverges at the opposite side of the dam. If you continue on the larger road/trail it will take you up Mt. Millicent to the top of the lift. I don't know where it goes after that because it is super steep and we turned around.
There's tons of beautiful views, wildlife, and wildflowers.

Krista Lynn

21 Completed11 Reviews

A little steep but not bad. Beautiful lake, great place to throw rocks in the water and at stuff (according to my husband). Saw 4 or 5 deer