The Best Hiking in Salt Lake City

Looking for the best hiking in Salt Lake City? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Salt Lake City. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Salt Lake City

  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike Ensign Peak

    4.1
    1 mi / 350 ft gain
    This hike is a piece of cake with a sizable reward. It starts just up the hill behind the Capitol Building and ascends 350 feet over about 0.5 miles to the top on a very well marked trail. It's great for a family with young ones or maybe a quick post-dinner evening date. Parking is all along a re...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook

    0.89 mi / 328 ft gain
    Ensign Peak Trail and Overlook is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ensign Ridge Trail

    2.65 mi / 951 ft gain
    Ensign Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek

    9.08 mi / 1781 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail West from City Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    City Creek to Little Black Mountain

    15.98 mi / 5420 ft gain
    City Creek to Little Black Mountain is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: City Creek to Emigration Canyon Road

    9.7 mi / 1880 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail: City Creek to Emigration Canyon Road is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail

    4.67 mi / 1178 ft gain
    City Creek to Valley View Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • North Salt Lake, Utah

    Ensign Peak via Bonneville Shoreline Trail

    6.41 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Ensign Peak via Bonneville Shoreline Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near North Salt Lake, Utah.
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  • North Salt Lake, Utah

    Ensign Peak View via Bonneville Shoreline Trail

    6.39 mi / 1165 ft gain
    Ensign Peak View via Bonneville Shoreline Trail is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near North Salt Lake, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Avenue Twin Peaks

    3.68 mi / 906 ft gain
    Avenue Twin Peaks is an out-and-back trail where you may see wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Valley View and Twin Peaks Trails Loop

    2.86 mi / 768 ft gain
    Valley View and Twin Peaks Trails Loop is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Double Loop

    1.51 mi / 394 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Double Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Bonneville Shoreline Trail Loop

    1.42 mi / 135 ft gain
    Bonneville Shoreline Trail Loop is a lightly trafficked loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Hike or Trail Run Mount Van Cott

    4.0
    3 mi / 1400 ft gain
    There are many different trailheads that will take you to the top of Mount Van Cott, but the main trailhead is up Red Butte Canyon. Drive up the canyon until you reach the parking lot where the canyon gate is blocking the road. After parking your car here, head up the dirt road on foot until you ...
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Mount Van Cott Loop

    2.65 mi / 1260 ft gain
    Mount Van Cott Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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  • Salt Lake City, Utah

    Big Beacon Mount Wire Trail

    4.78 mi / 2100 ft gain
    Big Beacon Mount Wire Trail is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Salt Lake City, Utah.
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