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We took our puppy and he had a blast!! Lots of dogs and an awesome landscape!

Love this trail! Steady steep incline for a while then it flattens out. I saw a huge elk pass in front of me on the trail! I will do this hike again!

A nice mellow winter hike, good views, trail is packed down well.

hiking
4 days ago

Trail is in good shape with mostly packed snow, but was a bit icy on the descent. Wear yaktrax if you've got 'em! Car to car in 1:50 with a 5-10 min break at the top.

Beautiful trail, snow packed basically the entire way. I wore yak tracks which were helpful on the way down. There's nothing technical about this trail, but the length and consistent elevation gain make it moderately difficult.

This was my first time on the trail (MLK holiday). It took us about 4 hours round trip and there were people faster and slower than us. I would rate this as moderate-difficult. The bottom and top were hardest (incline) and the middle was much easier. I wore yak-trax and I would DEFINITELY suggest them to anyone hiking in the winter. My husband wore running shoes and things got a little dicey on the way down, especially at the top. All in all this was a great trail and we will be back in the spring/summer. Oh, the app says this is 5.3 mi but the trailhead says 3.0 to the summit; add in the .5 mile through the campground and this is more like a 7 mi RT hike.

Beautiful views and a great workout! Easy to access too.

Great for a winter trail run.

snowshoeing
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Hiked this trail plenty of times in the summer, and just did my first winter ascent. It was beautiful, the trail is quite well packed. Lots of people snowshoeing but almost as many without. I used micro spikes and one trekking pole. The pole was essential in my opinion. A few stretches of the trail are soft and you easily sink thigh deep. Worth the effort for the wonderful views.

snowshoeing
8 days ago

Easy snowshoe to the lake on a well traveled trail the day after snowstorm. Climbed beyond the lake to the ridge where you can see the almost the entire Canyons/Park City Ski complex. Great View on a sunny day and was great to get out of the inversion in Salt Lake City