A Family Hike – Willow “Heights”

July 16, 2008 at 6:30 am 1 comment

Well, according to the USGS, Willow Heights is a summit. It is located in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah (good sign) about halfway up Big Cottonwood Canyon. But if you look on a topo map it’s right next to a lake (that’s a summit?)

The trailhead to Willow Heights is not easy to find. Travelling up the canyon, it’s just a few hundred yards past Silver Fork, on the north side of the road – but there’s no sign and no parking lot. The trailhead is marked by a large, labelled stone.

The Trailhead

The trail winds through aspen trees for almost a mile. Every wildflower imaginable seemed to be blooming.

In an Aspen Grove

After about a mile the trees gave way to a large meadow. From here we got beautiful views of the mountains on the other side of Big Cottonwood Canyon. We wandered a bit further to the small lake, found a “high” point near the lake and sat down for some Cheeseburgers.

Honeycomb Cliffs

We weren’t able to find a USGS marker anywhere. I would guess that one was placed here at some point – maybe it’s overgrown or we just didn’t find it. The hike is highly recommended for families. It’s short, beautiful, interesting and leads to a Cheeseburgerable event.

Willow “Heights” – dinoboy, BarBarJinks, MadeMarion, sirloinofbeef

Entry filed under: Utah Summits.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. josh  |  August 17, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I’m not sure where Silver Fork is. I’d really like to take up family up to Willow Lake and Willow Heights, but need better starting directions. Can you tell me if it’s close to Donut Falls, Mill B, etc?

    Thanks in advance.


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