Lake Solitude

Brighton, Utah

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The trail to Lake Solitude departs Silver Lake to ascend through a thick cover of fir and aspen before emerging to reveal a beautiful glacial tarn. Lake Solitude is an excellent destination if you seek soothing quiet in a beautiful outdoor setting. This shallow, secluded lake rests quietly among pines and willows in a stunning location. Mine tailings on the opposite side of the lake remind one of the rich mining history in the canyon. Often, your only company at this lake will be a few ducks swimming to Lake Solitude the small island. A peaceful hike to Lake Solitude includes large stands of quaking aspen, vibrant wildflowers, and the fragrances that accompany each. As you pass through the groves of aspen, pause to smell the bark’s fragrance and listen to the rustling leaves. The beauty and splendor are to be remembered long after you have left.
Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City

by Greg Witt and Rob Witt (Falcon Guides)

The trail to Lake Solitude departs Silver Lake to ascend through a thick cover of fir and aspen before emerging to reveal a beautiful glacial tarn. Lake Solitude is an excellent destination if you seek soothing quiet in a beautiful outdoor setting. This shallow, secluded lake rests quietly among pines and willows in a stunning location. Mine tailings on the opposite side of the lake remind one of the rich mining history in the canyon.

Often, your only company at this lake will be a few ducks swimming to Lake Solitude the small island. A peaceful hike to Lake Solitude includes large stands of quaking aspen, vibrant wildflowers, and the fragrances that accompany each. As you pass through the groves of aspen, pause to smell the bark’s fragrance and listen to the rustling leaves. The beauty and splendor are to be remembered long after you have left.

© 2015 Greg Witt and Rob Witt/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brighton
Distance: 3.4
Elevation Gain: 800 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Late spring through early fall
Local Contacts: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Brighton
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Solitude

Recent Trail Reviews

8/10/2008
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Nice trail and easy going for most of the trail. The final ascent to the lake is a bit steep. Disappointed by the lake.


8/9/2006
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Our family of four, myself, my wife, and our two children ages 5 & 9 recently hiked to Lake Solitude. We found the hike from the Nordic Center to be relatively easy, but I advise taking a jacket. Even though it was August, it was windy and cool. The lake provides outstanding views. Following advice we had read before, we decided to proceed on to Twin Lakes. The switchbacks to Twin Lakes provide for a relatively steep climb. Our youngest had challenges. I would not advise going to Twin Lakes first (tough hike) and then on to Lake Solitude. Counterclockwise is much better. You could view Lake Solitude from increasing elevations along the switchbacks to Twin Lakesproviding great scenery. A hike back and forth to Lake Solitude alone is relatively easy and has very few climbs except right at the end and they were manageable.



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