Moderate uphill hike through aspen forests ending in a beautiful pond and views of Solitude ski resort.
Directions: Big Cottonwood Cyn, Utah. Willow Heights Trailhead Parking on roadside. No bathrooms.
Hike - Willow Lake (Willow Heights) trail - 2.4 mile loop to a large pond. Trailhead is marked by large boulder with "Willow Heights" inscribed on the north side of the road. Dirt trail heads north for about 5 min then reaches a "T". Either way will take you to the lake. Right has several switch backs. Left crosses a bridge and then in about 2 in has a sharp right turn onto an old road. Follow up to lake. There is a trail that goes around the lake as well and through a nice aspen forest.
Camping - Several spots at the pond/lake. Primitive camping. Mosquitos close to the pond.
Gear - Hiking pants, synthetic T-shirt, long sleeve synthetic top, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, thin gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack with waist belt, 1-2 Liters water, 3-4 snacks, first aid kit, hiking boots/running shoes, trekking poles (optional).
Hike - 8-930 am (about 30 min to lake, 15 min around lake and 25 min down)