July 19, 2019

Utah Hiking Trails

Written by Zahra Saifee

Here is a list of local hikes to enjoy this summertime. Go outside, take in the natural scenery, and don’t forget to wear sunscreen!

  • The Living Room 
    • A 2.5 mile hike with 900 ft of elevation gain to rock shaped furniture. This hike is public transport accessible.
  • Ensign Peak Hike
    • A 0.8 mile round trip, this quick short hike has a great view of the Salt Lake valley. 
  • Avenue Twin Peaks 
    • A 3.6 mile hike, this hike is great for a stroll or avid trail runners. It ends with a beautiful view of the valley. 
  • Donut Falls Trail
    • A 3 mile hike to the edge of a waterfall. This hike is especially fun during the summer because it includes some river crossing.
  • Bonneville Shoreline Trail
    • This trail can be as long or short as you’d like. It runs parallel to the entire Wasatch front. It is great for views of the mountains and the city. 
  • Lake Blanche Trail
    • This is a difficult, 6.9 mile there-and-back hike. With 2,700 ft of elevation gain, this hike is no easy feat; however, the views and waterfall at the end make it worth the trip.
  • Adams Canyon Trail
    • This is hike is a 3.4 mile out-and-back to a scenic waterfall. 
  • Mount Olympus Trail 
    • This 6.3 mile hike leads to a great view. It is amazing how quickly you can escape from the confines of the city. 
  • RattleSnake Gulch Trail
    • This moderate 3.3 mile trail is great in the summertime as it leads straight through wildflower patches. 
  • Lake Mary Trail
    • This 2.6 mile trail is moderate and a great way to experience the alpine ecosystem.
From Zahra Saifee, TU Intern