Hiking Project Logo

Willow Heights Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (9)

An easy trail located just opposite of the Solitude Ski Resort.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Loop

8,548' 2,605 m

High

7,936' 2,419 m

Low

619' 189 m

Up

620' 189 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers

Family Friendly This route is an easy introduction to Cottonwood Canyon hiking.

Description

This is a short trail, mostly through aspens, to a small lake from which there are good views of the other side of Big Cottonwood Canyon. This is also an excellent introductory snowshoeing route in the winter, as there is usually plenty of snow, and the grades are manageable.

Shared By:

Matthew Kidd with improvements by Trent Carlisle

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

#8909

Overall
  4.0 from 9 votes
5 Star
33%
4 Star
33%
3 Star
33%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#338

in Utah

#8,909

Overall
19 Views Last Month
1,746 Since Apr 2, 2017
Intermediate

0%
0%
86%
0%
14%
0%

Photos

Willow Lake
Sep 8, 2020 near Brighton, UT
Aspens flourish near Willow Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Apr 2, 2017 near Park City, UT
Snowshoeing up to Willow Heights leads to incredible views!
Apr 2, 2017 near Alta, UT
Looking back into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Sep 8, 2020 near Brighton, UT
My companion snowshoes through aspens near Willow Creek.
Apr 2, 2017 near Alta, UT
Pink wildflowers grow atop Willow Heights in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Apr 2, 2017 near Park City, UT

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Minor Issues 61 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Dec 24, 2020
Zach Sims
Good trail, easy to follow. Glad to have snowshoes on trail going back down. 2.5mi — 1h 56m
Sep 12, 2020
Brandon Dotinga
Sep 12, 2020
Gabriel Greenlaw
Sep 9, 2020
Alysha F C
Aug 29, 2020
Misti Webster
Saw four moose! 2.2mi — 1h 00m
Jul 15, 2020
David Chavez
Great trail to water in the Wasatch hills 2mi
Jul 8, 2020
Brian L
1.5mi
Sep 30, 2019
Chad Englehardt