Trail Details

Twin Lakes from Silver Lake TH<br />via Silver Lake

Twin Lakes from Silver Lake TH
via Silver Lake

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 1.5 to 2.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 2.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 730 feet
 Main Aspect: Northeast
 Climb Rate: 664 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: If you are walking around Silver Lake with your family and want to explore a bit higher, follow the trail leaving the northeast part of the lake. Then follow it as it climbs above Silver Lake to the west. This trail will take you to Twin Lakes. 4
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links





Trailhead
Silver Lake TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8730 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 14.4 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The Solitude Nordic Center becomes the Silver Lake visitors center in the summer. There is full facilities and information inside. The center also has picnic tables in the vicinity. The trail starts behind the visitors center


Waypoint 1
Silver Lake
 Elevation: 8730  Feature: Lake
Notes: Follow the boardwalk around half the lake, where you can fish or watch ducks. This hike is perfect for families with really young children. Its located in the Brighton area of Big Cottonwood Canyon.


Destination
Twin Lakes
 Elevation: 9460  Feature: Lake
Notes: Twin Lakes is a reservoir about twice as big as Silver Lake and is surrounded by several peaks.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.597873    Longitude: -111.598939 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  Deseret News
 Salt Lake Tribune


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