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Could not get all the way without snowshoes around 2pm on 1/20. I got as far as the junction for Dog with micros. Beyond that was frustrating post hole madness. Turned around about .25-.5 miles from the junction.

But. It's beautiful and everything before the junction was easy.

on Yellow Fork Canyon Trail

12 days ago

Pretty in the snow. Would be a good spot to snow shoe, I was able to hike it today with just boots because the trail had been walked in already. I saw some wild turkeys.

The trail was traveled enough and the snow was so packed that we never used our snowshoes. Hiked a little past the Mud Springs Trail junction. Started just as it was getting light and watch the sunrise lite up the mountains behind us. The morning light made the mountains look incredable

Hiked this on New year's day and it was great! Lots of fresh snow, but still not hard to find the trail to the lake. The first half (until the fork to Dog Lake) we carried snowshoes because boots were enough, after that (while not entirely necessary, some people only had microspikes) we were glad to have the snowshoes, it certainly made the trek easier!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked up hoping to get above the smog, but this wasn't quite high enough. Trail was mostly in good shape, just a bit wet and muddy in a few places, otherwise you were walking on gravel and a little bit of packed snow.

On the way back down, we saw a handful of Bighorn Sheep about a quarter mile from the trail head. Very cool!

Skinned up to desolations and skied Powder Park. Snow was phenomenal up top. The further down you went the crustier it was. Beautiful trail, quite a bit of snow up there.

hiked on 11-25. strapped on snow shoes about the dog lake turn off... beautiful this time of year!

Great hike. Not many people. I saw deer both times I went.

1 month ago

Good hike, steep and rocky but definitely worth the view. I think hiking it in the fall would make for a little bit of a prettier hike, but it wasn’t too bad.

I would recommend this hike in the fall. Not much color now all the trees have lost their leaves and there grass is brown. But for this area the grass is brown most the summer to. Great views of the valley.

I hiked this on Tuesday. The trail was quite muddy and slick. The lake is frozen and covered in snow. Beautiful little rainbows reflecting in the snowflakes. I passed 5 people on the trail. It took me 3.25 hours.

This trail is a lovely trail. The only big hill is at the bridge and if you don't want to do the loop back to the bridge there is a trail that will take you directly to the bridge so you can bi-pass it. We went up the hill and around. In total we crossed 3 bridges, a rock cave formation thing and saw the beautiful panorama of the valley. I would say this hike is easy without the big hill. If you add the hill I would say moderate. But I am a weekly hiker.

hiking
2 months ago

Thigh burner coming back down, poles would probably be a good idea. About an inch or so of snow starts around 8k feet. Tough hike but great views.

This trail was amazing!
made my legs burn but so worth it!

walking
2 months ago

Nice area, but lots of horse poop. If you're on foot and are terrified of stepping in horse poop like me, this trail isn't for you!

2 months ago

Hard hike, but cool at the top.

I dont go on very many hikes and today i thought i would try this one. it a good hike and I almost gave up and I asked someone how much further and she was like ur almost there the hard part is over. I almost gave up there but thanks to the sweet lady I made it to the bridge and it was amazing.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail off red pine trail up to Maybird lakes was difficult to follow in a few spots with the snow on the ground. GPS on the trail app was a lifesaver. The views at the end are epic, especially with the snow on the peaks and mt. pfeifferhorn. Would have been 5 stars but the trail could use a little help with guidance markings.

My first time there today. It was challenging but great. Very nice views when on top. Many people on horseback, I’m not sure it’s great for bikes though. For hiking, definitely it’s a go :)

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the summit in Sept when leaves were at there best. Started from Granite Flats going up Deer Creek Trail, great hike except for last mile it is straight up, no switch backs. Came down bushwhacking through cliffs to the north of the peak, fun trail finding adventure. Caught an unmarked trail that loops around a no name peak east of Box Elder summit and went south connecting to and down Box Elder Trail. Took us 6.5 hours.

off road driving
3 months ago

Took my Jeep up there yesterday and enjoyed the drive. The views were really great--a mixture of mountainous vistas and man-made geometrical mountains. Given the moderate rating, I was hoping for a bit of challenge, but found the roads, even snowy and muddy as they were to be really quite easy. Inspiration Point in Willard offered a more satisfying off-roading experience. However, the payoff at the end was really quite cool. Definitely would recommend. If you are uncomfortable with heights, drop-offs, and tight roads, you might not enjoy it so much.

Awesome hike with beautiful views. Took us 3 hours and 15 minutes to go up and back. Pretty warm going up but glad we had layers going down. Passed 5 people the whole time and we started at 10 am.

Great hike. We clocked it at 8.2 miles. It's a nice gradual incline. Falls colors were spectacular. At the actual lake, most of the color was already dropped, but the lake itself is a gorgeous emerald green color. On a Wednesday with a mid-morning start, we only saw one bike and 2 or 3 other hikers. Do this one!

Hiked this trail just this past Saturday, starting at 9 am, and it was one of the most colorful fall hikes I've ever been on. So gorgeous, especially starting out in the morning with fewer hikers. Now is the time to do this one! The trees at the lake are all gray but the entire way up is the main attraction. I encountered many bikers but all of them were pleasant. Spooked myself and thought I heard some growling about 1/3rd of the way up but on the way down I determined it to be some water pipes gurgling (it was right at the stream). Overall an amazing trail.

trail running
3 months ago

An awesome wasatch run. Great views of box elder peak almost the entire way up. Great for viewing the yellow aspen leaves during fall time. I saw elk, mountain goats and mule deer on this late afternoon run. Brought 1.5 liters of water and ran out 15 mins from the bottom.

The trail is fine and as advertised but man someone is going to get hurt by the bikers if they haven't already. About 10 or 12 went by me and only one announced themselves and stopped. Of the others, 2 went by at top speed, head down, right in the middle of the trail, and I barely got out of the way. The rest never slowed or announced but I heard them in plenty of time to step aside. Good thing too or I'd be in the hospital right now.

First time to the lake. Wasn't too bad of an incline. I've done worse. The lake was a cool greenish color. There weren't a lot of Aspen in the area that still had leaves on them. There was a lot of color along the rest of the trail. Heading down I came across a few deer (no bucks).

I usually opt for hikes with peaks as the destination but this trail is a new favorite. We hiked up and back in about three hours with five to ten minutes at the lake. The trees are still changing so it's not too late to enjoy them.

Beautiful hike. Steady incline, but not too bad. My GPS clocked me at 8.0 miles round trip. Took a total of 5 hrs (spent some time at the lake). We missed most of the fall leaves, but the hike was still nice. Ran into a few bikers and a hand full of trail runners. No wildlife :(

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