Utah Lake Shore Trail in 360 Degrees


Sunset on the Utah Lake Shore Trail
Sunset on the Utah Lake Shore Trail

Utah Lake Shore Trail in 360 Degrees


  • About 2 miles long if you connect the vineyard section to the Sunset Beach Area. 
  • Great for ALL ages.
  • Everything but the connection section would be fine to bike or skateboard on.
  • The sounds of the variety of birds and frogs in the evening is really enjoyable.
  • The sunsets from this trail are really gorgeous.
  • 40 Min South of SLC - By Orem Utah
  • No elevation gain
  • Easy Hike - Level 1 (at the end of sunset beach trail stay left to cross the bridge for super easy, cross over cement barricade and follow trail down to beach to find swing, the sand, and step over rocks to cross the stream.
Utah Lake at Sunset
Utah Lake at Sunset

There is something about hiking near water that is just healing.  There are many studies going on in the world documenting that being out in nature boosts the immune system, heals depressions, and helps increase creativity.  So as I was craving a hike by water to get a little healing, the thought to give the new trails at Utah Lake came to mind.  I was so glad it did.  This was a delightful evening stroll.  The views of the lake at sunset are very beautiful.  The sounds of the various birds in the brush is calming.  Watching the sail boats out on the lake was peaceful.  The snow covered mountains in the beautiful Utah Valley turning a bright pink in the evening is a stunning thing, but my favorite thing was swinging in the swing on the beach.  It brought a huge smile to my face.  Your Father in Heaven so wants you to feel joy, and this hike will hand out joy for anyone willing to relax and reach out and grab it.  So here is my 5 Challenges for you to help you Relax and hopefully increase your Joy TODAY!
Utah Lake at Sunset
Utah Lake at Sunset


Challenge 1:

Take a Swing on the Beach of Utah Lake, and Listen the Bubbling Brook Wind its Way on the Last Stretch to the Lake.

Swing on the Utah Lake Shore Trail just in front of the stream heading into Utah Lake
Swing on the Utah Lake Shore Trail.

360 Google Earth Street View Trail By The Swing.  

(I Apologize for the Trail arrows being off.  Street View has Taken Away my Controls on Fixing Them.)



Fun Spring Greens in the Stream heading into Utah Lake.















Challenge 2:

Take Some Really Deep Breaths While Enjoying the Beautiful Utah Snow Covered Mountains all Lit Up Pink.


The Beautiful Utah Snow Covered Mountains all Lit Up Pink.
The Beautiful Utah Snow Covered Mountains all Lit Up Pink. 




If you are curious my route I took, I went from Sunset Beach that is just south of the Boat Dock off the Pleasant Grove Exit.  I headed North first to the boat Dock, and then I headed South.  It goes on the road for a moment, and then onto a dirt trail and wanders in the sand closer to the shore where you find the swing, and the small stream. Then it heads back up and behind the new neighborhood in Vineyard.  It all is enjoyable. 



With all the new building happening in Vineyard, this trail is must longer than I expected.  You get the Sunset Beach area by the Boat Docks, and then you get a Dirt Trail that goes down to a Sandy Beach, and then you get a nice Paved Trail behind some beautiful new homes on the edge of Utah Lake.  It was just as relaxing to me as walking around Mirror Lake.  That is also a really enjoyable Lake.  You can check it out here.

Challenge 3:

Try and Count How Many Varieties of Birds You Can See or Hear Around the Lake.


Crane on Utah Lake
Can you see the Crane on the Shore of the Lake?


I first thought this was a Pelican, but then I thought maybe a Crane.  What do you think?
Below is him talking off.


The Birds Can be Found All Over on Utah Lake.  Ducks Swimming in the Lake, Robins in the Trees Cranes and Pelicans in the Lake, Baby Ducklings in the Grass, Mating Bird Calls on the Shore.  They are all in abundance around the Lake.


Ducks on Lake




Videos at Utah Lake

Some Bird Calls on the Shore of Utah Lake



Taking some Bird Food and feeding the Birds would be delightful.

Challenge 4:

Sit and Enjoy Views of the Beautiful Sail Boats on the Lake.  

Peaceful Sailboats Guild Over Utah Lake
Peaceful Sailboats Guild Over Utah Lake





Challenge 5:

Try You Hand At Getting The Most Beautiful Sunset Picture on Utah Lake




If you would like to see more 360 images from this area, you can check out my Google Earth Trail by Click on this link, then Click on the little Dude in the bottom Corner, then any blue line or dot where you want to see more.



If you enjoy Lake Hikes, Here are some of my other Favorite Utah Lake Hikes you should DEFINITELY CHECK OUT.


LAKE BLANCHE
Lake Blanche is beautiful in any season.  It is actually 3 lakes back to back, and is also know as the 3 sister lakes.
Click here to find out more about this amazing hike.
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CECRET LAKE
Cecret Lake is an adorable Lake and is a shore 1 mile hike.  This lake can easily be walked the entire perimeter.
 Click Here to find out more and do a 360 Walk around this Lake.
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LAKE MARY, MARTHA and CATHERINE
This Lake I think is Best from the Brighton side, for I love Lake Mary the best.  Stunning Lake with the White Rock, and the Late Winter Snow that stays into the Spring is fun.

To check out this hike click on this link:
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RED PINE LAKE
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and another one of my FAVORITES is
SILVER LAKE in American Fork Canyon.  Gorgeous Hike, Gorgeous Lake.





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