Dog Lake Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, UT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Dogs are allowed off leash on odd days. Bikes are allowed on even days.
This is a very great fall hike!! The scenery includes pockets of pine between some Aspen trees!
I liked this hike because the trail starts with a pretty steady incline with flat parts that serve as a great breaks that help you keep a steady pace!
PS. Moose are around this trail. If you're lucky and see them around, just admire at a distance. they're pretty used to people but just be safe.
Dogs! Thank you chihuahua owner for providing me with a hardy laugh bringing your tiny dog on a 10km hike. The little dog that could!
Dog Lake is such a cool surprise to reach at the end of this trail! There's plenty of room for everyone on days when there are more people. We enjoyed picnicking and gawking at the beautiful scenery while watching our doggies splash around in the water.
This is a really lovely, fairly easy trail. The surface is very soft dirt/pine needles, most of it is well shaded, and the grade is never steep. The trail shown on the map is (mostly) the "Big Water" trail, if you want an easier grade at the top go straight at the last intersection to remain on Big Water and take the longer but easier route. For a nice loop, go down via Little Water, which is somewhat steeper and shorter but equally nice. If you'd like to add a bit of challenge and nice views at the end (overall this hike does not rank well for views, that's the tradeoff of being in shade), climb from the saddle just before dog lake up to the little rise W of Little Water Peak, or go all the way up to Little Water Peak. Beautiful views of the surrounding area, but there isn't really much trail (and don't believe the map that has a trail down from Little Water Peak to the GWT, it doesn't exist.)
nice trail, lots of climbing right at the beginning, and steep for the last half mile before getting to the lake. watch out for mountain bike traffic.
A nice and easy out and back that my pooch loved. Very few hikers without dogs. Kid friendly.
Love this trail, moderate incline, great for pedaling
took little water up and big water down. fun trail with lots of dogs. took me 2 hours
Snowy! Mountain bikers.
It's a great hike, but on even numbered days there are a lot of mountain bikers coming down the trail that don't know trail etiquette and right of way.
Love this hike! Someone needs to update this site though. Dogs are allowed off leash on odd days. Bikes are allowed on even days. I love seeing all the dogs on odd days but if you are not into dogs this may not be your trail since even days they allow mountain bikes which isn't all that great to share the narrow trail with the bikers.
It's worth it to see all the Dogs in their Glory, our Great Dane loves this hike, it is well-shaded and the incline is steady, great quick morning hike
loved this trail! took my pup along and she loved the lake at the top and the creek crossings
Great trail- my dogs loved the lake.