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Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

The Avenues Twin Peaks is another one of my go-to after work hikes. This hike is the most beautiful in Spring during Sunset, when the yellow flowers are blooming, the hills are green, and the temperature is just right; however this trail can be hiked year round. The Avenues Twin Peaks is almost always windy, so a light jacket is recommended. There is no water and no shade, and the trailhead is a popular spot for mountain bikers to depart on their ride.

The Avenues Twin Peaks is a great hike for beginners, families, dogs, or those looking for a quick hike. This trail is apart of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST as us locals call it), and therefore dogs are technically supposed to be on leash but nobody does.  This is a great spot to bring a blanket, a beer or wine, and sit and enjoy the sunset.

In SLC, head north on 700 East. Turn left on S Temple, then immediately turn right on I St. Then, turn right on 13th Ave, and veer left onto Northcrest Drive. Turn left again on Terrace Hills Drive, and drive to the end of the cul-de-sac. There are two trailheads here, take the one to the East (right). This trail starts in a neighborhood (1036 Terrace Hills Dr), so there is only street parking. No restrooms are available.  Here is a driving map.

Distance: 3.2 miles RT

Elevation gain: 1100 ft

Time: 2-3 hours

Dog friendly? 

Yes, dogs are technically supposed to be on leash but nobody does

Kid friendly? Yes

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Official TH, leading East.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Once you get to the first 4-way intersection, continue straight, and you should be able to see Twin Peaks in view, above my friends head.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

 At the next intersection, follow the trail leading up to the ridge. You will have this amazing view of Little Black Mountain to the right in this photo and City Creek Canyon to the left.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

 Once on the ridge, continue following the BST East, toward Twin Peaks.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

 There is only one steep section, which is just before the turn off for Twin Peaks.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

 Turn right at the top of the steep hill to summit the Avenues Twin Peaks.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

 The evening glow was really beautiful against this rocky area.

Hiking the Avenues Twin Peaks, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

Walking back down the trail, as the sun is setting.

The Avenue's Twin Peaks, Salt Lake City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

The Avenue's Twin Peaks

December 2017

The Avenue's Twin Peaks, Salt Lake City, Utah, Hiking in Utah with Dogs

April 2018

Avenue’s Twin Peaks Trail Map

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