Solitude Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is a mile long and begins at 9,060 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 479 feet.
Solitude Lake Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Downhill cruising is the fare at Solitude, but you won’t find gangs of armor-clad warriors bombing the trails either. Solitude’s compact trail system is cross-country-style in nature, combining long descending traverses and well-carved switchbacks. Although gravity rules once you step off Sunrise Lift, there is plenty of climbing available if you start from the base or use Sunrise as a stepping-stone for ascents to Solitude’s highest points. The Intermountain Cup Mountain Bike Race Series stops at Solitude annually, and racers continually rave about the course’s challenging climbs and blazing descents. Trail surface: 5.7 miles of singletrack; 7.8 miles of doubletrack."
--Gregg Bromka, Bicycling Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
"Two hikes for the price of one—the Silver Lake Interpretive Trail circles the alpine marsh around Silver Lake, and the connected Lake Solitude Trail leads through a forest of fir and aspen to a small glacial tarn. You’ll get a handson education in alpine ecosystems in a scenic mountain setting."
--Greg Witt, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Salt Lake City (Menasha Ridge Press).
"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."
--Greg Witt and Rob Witt, Best Easy Day Hikes: Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides).
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