Hike and Camp at the Twin Lakes Reservoir

Rate this Adventure 5 miles 650 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

Added by Stefan Erickson

This is a Challenging and rewarding trail with a Lake attraction at the top. You will see the Autumn leaves emerging and Dense woods with large boulders.

The trailhead begins at the Solitude Nordic Center. Walking around Silver Lake, you get a chance to observe the ducks and lovely wetlands area. This trail then leads you into the lower aspens, and if you are hiking just as fall colors have begun to emerge, they create a glowing effect in the woods. A cat track takes you across a crumbling boulder field, followed by a short yet steep hike to the dam of Twin Lakes Reservoir. Once on the dam you can head left or right (depending on what side of the dam you are on) around the lake, towards the end of the summer the water level decreases, leaving more mountain beach to walk on.

The surrounding woods are filled with massive boulders accompanied by moss coverings. Keep your eyes peeled because moose are often spotted in the surrounding area. This is a truly wonderful environment to wander around in and free your mind. Bring your camera when the leaves are changing and photo-taking is at an all time high!

Camping here is a wonderful experience, often the weather is quite mild, and temperatures drop at night so bring layers! There are many sites neighboring the lake, although the woods offer unlimited potential with camp spots. Be safe with your fires and don't forget, pack it in pack it out.

Read More

Tags

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Backpacking
Hiking
Family Friendly
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

Have you done this adventure? Be the first to leave a review!

Stay Nearby

Salt Lake City, Utah

Redman Campground

Overview Redman Campground is located in scenic Big Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 8,300 feet. Salt Lake City is conveniently close. Visitors enjoy hiking, biking and fishing.Recreation Hikin...

Salt Lake City, Utah

Ski In/Ski Out W/ Private Hot Tub, Steps To Dining

• TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •The perfect retreat for an alpine getaway this 3BR home offers ski-in/ski-o...

From $185/night

Salt Lake City, Utah

Walk To Lift! Cabin W/ Mountain View & Fire Pit

• TurnKey photo-verifies this home is professionally cleaned with products approved by the EPA for use against COVID-19. •Perched on the mountainside, this 1BR log cabin, affectionately named “The ...

From $225/night

Albion Basin Road

Albion Basin

Overview Albion Basin Campground, just 15 miles from Sandy, Utah, is set among shady white pines and aspens in its beautiful namesake basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon at an elevation of 9,500 feet...

Nearby Adventures

  • Cross-Country Ski at the Solitude Nordic Center

    Located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude Mountain Resort is known for it's quaint atmosphere and great downhill skiing. But for those who want to get away from the crowds, try something different, and get a great workout in the proce...

  • Hike Big Cottonwood Canyon's Silver Lake

    This quick hike to a beautiful lake in the Wasatch Mountains is perfect for the whole family. Park at the visitor center at the Silver Lake Recreation Area near Brighton Ski Resort, pick up a trail map and walk behind the building to find the trai...

    1 miles

  • Photograph Star Trails at Silver Lake

    Silver Lake is one of the easiest, most accessible hikes in the Wasatch, located at the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah, close to the ski resorts of Brighton and Solitude.The lake is accessible all year; with a boardwalk or a well-signed path c...

    1 miles

  • Hike Lakes Mary, Martha and Catherine (Brighton Lakes)

    This trail is a local favorite because you can make it as hard or as easy as you want it to be! You can stop at the first lake which is only 1 mile from the parkinglot, or you can go to the top of one or more of the 5 peaks that are surrounding th...

    3.5 miles 1200 ft gain