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Avenues Twin Peaks

Salt Lake City·Updated
Distance
3.7 mi
Elevation Gain
994 ft
Route
Out & back
Leash laws
On-leash

Named for two peaks in the foothills that overlook Salt Lake Valley, the Avenues Twin Peaks is a popular hike on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail that ends with excellent views of Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding foothills. This hike is particularly scenic in the late spring when the wildflowers have bloomed.

Getting there

From downtown Salt Lake City, head north on 200 W. Turn right onto W North Temple St and then left (north) onto B St E. Turn right onto 11th Avenue until it intersects with Terrace Hills Dr. Turn left onto Terrace Hills Dr. and head north until the road ends in a cul-de-sac. There is no designated parking lot, but you can park along the street before you reach the no parking signs.

Conditions

Now

40°
High: 40° Low: 33°

Thu

40°/31°

Fri

42°/29°

Sat

46°/32°

Sun

50°/35°

US Air Quality Index (AQI)

23 AQI

Route

What you'll see

The trailhead is located at a cul-de-sac.
Dog on a snowy Twin Peaks Trail.
Twin Peaks is visible shortly after beginning the trail.
View of Twin Peaks from beginning section of the Avenues Twin Peaks trail
Closer view of Twin Peaks.
Twin peaks intersection
Take the trail that heads up the hill when you get to the intersection with the sign.
View of Salt Lake Valley from avenues Twin Peaks trail.
View of Twin Peaks before the final climb
Up the first Twin Peak
Climbing the final peak.
View from the second Twin Peak.
View of Salt Lake Valley and the foothills from final peak of Avenues Twin Peaks.
View Salt Lake Valley and the foothills.
View of Little Black Mountain in the distance from Twin Peaks summit.