Trail Details

Lake Solitude from Silver Lake TH<br />via Silver Lake

Lake Solitude from Silver Lake TH
via Silver Lake

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 1.5 to 2.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3 miles
 Elevation Gain: 310 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 207 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 4%
Notes: Go around the right side of Silver Lake and up the trail. When it forks, go on the right trail. It wraps around Mount Evergreen to get to Lake Solitude. 1
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links

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.

Lake Solitude
 Elevation: 9040  Feature: Lake
Notes: The lake is tucked away in a tree covered bowl. There are many old mines with their accompanying debris tailings.

Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.603967    Longitude: -111.599956 

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

External Links
for this trail
Photos  Dawns Light Photography
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune

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