Difficulty: Moderate ◼︎
Length: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 1,300 feet
Dog Friendly: No
Trailhead coordinates (copy + paste): 40.6211, -111.4875
Directions: Park at the Silver Lake Lodge parking garage and walk up to the Silver Lake base area. With the lodge behind you, walk left between Homestake Express and Silver Lake Express, following the trail into the trees. Note: parking is $30/day.
The Silver Lake Trail to Bald Mountain is one of Deer Valley's few foot traffic only trails, allowing hikers to walk in peace and avoid run-ins with downhill bikers. The trail takes you across ski runs and along the East side of Bald Mountain, which has beautiful views of the Jordanelle Reservoir. From the top, take in sights reaching from Guardsman Pass to Mount Timpanogos. If the chairlift is running you can spare your knees by riding down for free, or get the full 4 miles in by returning the way you came. Make it a loop by hiking down the other side of the mountain via Ontario Canyon trail, which is also reserved for hikers only. Note: dogs are not allowed on the mountain.