Twin Lakes

Brighton, Utah

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Twin Lakes is a rewarding alpine destination, done either as a stand-alone day hike, as described here, or in combination with Lake Solitude. A favorite destination for many, Twin Lakes is now one large reservoir impounding water behind a massive concrete dam on the east end. This scenic area, rich in wildlife and breathtaking views, is encircled with evergreens and remarkable windswept mountain slopes. The rugged terrain surrounding the remote reservoir includes Twin Lakes Pass to the west and Mount Evergreen to the north. You’ll have overviews of Silver Lake along the route, as well as abundant wildflowers including showy daisy, Indian paintbrush, coneflower, and wild geranium.
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)

Twin Lakes is a rewarding alpine destination, done either as a stand-alone day hike, as described here, or in combination with Lake Solitude.

A favorite destination for many, Twin Lakes is now one large reservoir impounding water behind a massive concrete dam on the east end. This scenic area, rich in wildlife and breathtaking views, is encircled with evergreens and remarkable windswept mountain slopes. The rugged terrain surrounding the remote reservoir includes Twin Lakes Pass to the west and Mount Evergreen to the north. You’ll have overviews of Silver Lake along the route, as well as abundant wildflowers including showy daisy, Indian paintbrush, coneflower, and wild geranium.

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

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Brighton
Distance: 2.6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2 hours
Season: Late spring through fall
Local Contacts: Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Brighton
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Lakes

Recent Trail Reviews

7/24/2006
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I took the trail between Lake Mary and Twin Lakes Reservoir. It's beautiful there! The trail is what you expect a real "mountain trail" to be. Black dirt and pine needles, so soft to walk on. I was up there about 5 p.m. and there was lots of shade. The trail from Brighton to Lake Mary was busy, but I didn't see one person on the trail to Twin lake reservoir. There were bike tracks in the muddy parts, so if you are into mtn biking...., but I didn't see any today.



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