This hike is perfect for all beginners, one anyone who doesn't have time to do any of the upper level hikes. It took maybe an hour and 15 minutes to get up because we had a couple girls in the group who needed several rests, could easily do it under an hour. we started hiking around 5, got up there around 6:15, fished until 7:15, and started hiking back down at 7:30. If you don't mind hiking out at night I highly recommend it because by about 7pm we had the whole lake to ourselves and it was just beautiful. Most stunning lake if hiked to so far. The drive is a bit bumpy but I made it up in my little toyota echo just fine. I will definitely be doing this hike again.
Hiked this yesterday. Round trip it took me approx. 3 hours moving time. I enjoyed it very much. Perfect trail conditions. It gets steeper and steeper the closer you get to the top but it's not too steep:) Around 5 pm when I was heading down there were a ton of people on their way up to camp for the night. I highly recommend this hike:)
Enjoyed this one a lot! It was pretty strenuous the second half. My step tracker recorded 9.6 miles round trip. It took about 4 hours out and back for my sister and I. This is definitely the perfect time to tackle this hike. Bring a jacket and plenty of water!
Darrin C. on White Pine Lake Trail
The hike is 11 miles (round trip) per my Garmin Fenix 3 GPS watch (5.5 miles one way). The advertised mileage on all trails of 9.9 is likely not correct.
Backpacked up to Red Pine Lake (Fri-Sat)! Awesome trail. First half of the trail is pretty chill, then gets a bit steep and rocky the second half.
Very rewarding destination, even when the lake is low. There are great dispersed camping spots all around the south and west side of the lake. Barely any traffic on Friday, tons on Saturday.
Only bummer is the campfire restriction. Will definitely return tho!