Best Hikes in Salt Lake for Wildflowers

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Are you looking to hike through wildflowers this summer? Here are some of the best hikes in Salt Lake for wildflowers… at least according to me!

Before heading out, make sure to brush up on Leave No Trace principles so you can enjoy and protect our natural spaces. 

Hikes in the foothills will peak with wildflowers in May and last through early June. Up in the mountains, wildflowers will peak in July or August, depending on the elevation.

Albion Meadows Trail

Peak wildflower season: late July – September
Mileage: 3.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 744 ft
Trail Type: Out & back
AllTrails Rating: Moderate
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Avenue Twin Peaks 

Peak wildflower season: May – early June
Mileage: 3.6 miles
Elevation Gain: 984 ft
Trail Type: Out & back
AllTrails Rating: Moderate
AllTrails Link

Wild Rose Trail Loop

Peak wildflower season: May – early June
Mileage: 3.4 miles
Elevation Gain: 925 ft
Trail Type: Loop
AllTrails Rating: Moderate
AllTrails Link

Red Pine Lake 

Peak wildflower season: July
Mileage: 7.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 2188 ft
Trail Type: Out & back
AllTrails Rating: Hard
AllTrails Link

Wheeler Creek and Icebox Canyon Loop

Peak wildflower season: June
Mileage: 4.7 miles
Elevation Gain: 820 ft
Trail Type: Loop
AllTrails Rating: Moderate
AllTrails Link

Mueller Park Trail 

Peak wildflower season: June
Mileage: 4 miles
Elevation Gain: 738 ft
Trail Type: Out & back
AllTrails Rating: Moderate
AllTrails Link

Clayton Peak via Bloods Lake

Peak wildflower season: late June – July
Mileage: 5.3 miles
Elevation Gain: 1650 ft
Trail Type: Out & back
AllTrails Rating: Hard
AllTrails Link

The peak season for wildflowers can vary each year based on how much snow Utah gets the winter before. To help you know when the flowers are ready, I recommend checking recent reviews and photos on AllTrails or joining a local hiking Facebook group to ask which areas are peaking. Chances are someone has already been on the trails and can pass on the information.

Try to resist the temptation to pick a wildflower bouquet because those wildflowers support entire ecosystems for pollinators, birds, and small animals on a micro-scale. Nothing makes me happier than hiking among wildflowers, so I hope you can get out there and soak in that beauty!

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