My favorite summer activity is to get out into the mountains and find water to escape the heat of the valley. One of my favorite hikes that fit the bill is the Silver Lake Trail. This trail begins at the beautiful setting of Silver Lake Reservoir up American Fork Canyon. Head up the trail that begins through the aspens and parallels the mountain stream. You will cross that stream and begin the journey up the rocky mountainside adored with wild flowers. Be sure to look all around and back as you hike to not miss the beautiful 360 views. And don’t forget your sunscreen! This hike is exposed, but enduring the heat on the way up will surely make you want to enjoy the best part – a jump off the rocks into Silver Lake.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Older children and cute backpacked-in babies should have little trouble with this hike, and be sure to bring the dogs along!
I love to hike with my Patagonia lightweight travel tote that doubles as a backpack with unbelievably comfy backpack straps. My favorite features about the pack for hiking is the water bladder section in the back, and the easy access pockets on the side that fit my phone nice and snug.
- Water bladder or water bottle
- Manduka Hand Towel for that end of hike dip in the lake
MAKE SURE TO STOP BY THE 3B SHOP ON YOUR WAY UP THE CANYON!
See you on the trails!- Emily
“Earth laughs in flowers” – Ralph Waldo Emerson