Explore the most popular trails in Little Cottonwood Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Not what I was expecting for snowshoes , seems much steeper in deep snow and just straight up most of the way. Looks great for backcountry skiing.

Started from LCC side, took the ski lift up to parking lot. Trail is in great shape, up to the pass. At the pass, head straight West ( from the sunset peak trail ). Few sketchy spots near the first false summit area. Then a much better trail to the actual summit.

Great morning hike done in 2.39 hrs with two long stops at the top of Tuscarora and Wolverine. Trail is very visible and easy to follow for experienced hikers with basic navigation skills.

Great hike although Mileage and difficulty is definitely wrong. Rock climbing began right after the lake. We were attacked by mosquitos and repellent did not work. Keep in mind there is now a $6.00 fee to park at the trail head. My advice is to Start early, pace yourself, and prepare to climb rocks the last bit of the way and prepare for closer 5-7 miles round trip

Did this as a giant loop of the ridge line around Brighton. The views from the top can hardly be beat. It’s hard to climb a peak in the northern Wasatch and not just see SLC or Heber/Midway from the top, so it was nice to climb a mountain and just see more mountains and lakes. Did this the first week of July and there was some snow but nothing unmanageable

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Nice views. Can also be hiked from Brighton

Monday, October 09, 2017

Fantastic trail and incredible views. I tried to summit Mt Wolverine from Brighton about two months ago, but decided to quit when I didn’t have the right footwear. I came back and had another go at it from the Alta side; which is a little easier because the shorter trail. Lots of mud and a little snow; but it is early October. Be warned: the trail gets hard to follow towards the end of summiting, and it becomes a little more of a climb than a hike at times. However; the views are really worth it.

nice peak. not too difficult but definitely harder than it's neighbor sunset peak. beautiful views of little and big cottonwood canyons. views of lots of lakes below you.

Beautiful views

Awesome trail! As of July 2, 2017, we could drive up the dirt road to the parking lot. There is no parking at the trailhead (about .2 miles away).
After climbing the ridge, the trail opens into a beautiful alpine meadow, and then climbs again to the saddle overlooking Lake Catherine. Up to this point, I would call the trail easy to moderate. From there, the trail is much more difficult. It is both difficult to follow and quite scrambly.
To get to the summit from the saddle, just follow the crest of the ridge up to the first summit, then across the saddle to Mt. Wolverine.
One comment on the "loop": The southern side of the loop, the one to the right as you begin, is marked with a No Trespassing sign partway up the hill. Where it joins the northern side of the loop, there is a sign saying please don't use this trail. Next time, I will just use the left, northern side of the loop, and call it an out-and-back.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Good work out but ugly views. Didn't make it over the mountain as there was a bit of snow on the trail.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Current distance is 6 miles round trip as the upper road is closed. There is still snow most all of the way. Definitely a hard climb in the snow and trail is mostly covered. Good views of park city, lakes and barely SLC.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Neat highke

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

The first part of this trail, although snug and beautifully surrounded by trees, had me worried. i was out of breathe it seamed by my second step witch left me wondering "whyyyy?" iv been actively hiking all summer how can it be that i'm so winded? i'm going to go ahead and blame the overly huge, gigantic, up to my eye balls, lunch that i had just prier to my hike.
But it did not take long for the small snug trail to run into a wider path that led us up to a bigger clearing of wildflowers entering what seamed to be there last stages before being covered in snow this winter. the bees swarmed around what blooms where left and we even had the chance to take a few close pictures of them sharing with a butterfly.

Over all reaching twin lakes is a real treat because as you walk up the ridge all you can see is sky. only as you reach the very top is when you can see twin lakes and the mountains beyond that make up big cottonwood canyon. when i venture back to twin lakes i will defiantly come from little cottonwood canyon. ​

Monday, September 26, 2016

Really good hike with great views.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Steep hike with a neat view of a mine, but to be honest I feel like the views from going up to Davenport Hill or Prince William Mine or Twin Lakes Pass are just as good at a much easier grade.

You can do this route as a out and back or a loop if you follow the track which uses trails not shown on the map. This is an excellent hike with incredible views of Alta, Brighton, Heber Valley, Salt Lake Valley, all the lakes nearby and all the surrounding area. Take it easy if you aren't use to the altitude. Dogs are not allowed because of watershed. This is moderate to difficult for most hikers but not too hard if you take your time. During July and August the wildflowers are beautiful and the photography is excellent. Plan on taking a bit more time than the distance would suggest since it is up and down hill and there are many places to rest and enjoy the view!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Gorgeous views of Alta, pretty empty on weekend already blooming flowers.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Nice quiet Hike.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The trailhead, which is named the Grizzly Gulch trailhead on the Alta summer trail maps, is shown as being near the summer information booth on the north side of the road. A few feet up the trail is a sign that indicates it's the Alta-Brighton trail, so maybe both are correct. I hiked it today to Twin Lakes Pass and then followed the Wolverine ridge east to Catherine's Pass. There was still lots of snow towards the upper reaches of Grizzly Gulch and on the northwest faces of the ridges. There was very light traffic until I hit Tuscrora and Catherine's pass.

The trail can be a bit difficult to navigate with a gate across it at one point and then the multiple spur trails near the mine. I originally thought about giving it 5 stars, but then I remembered the power lines somewhat spoiling the view of twin lakes.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The trails climbs steadily up to Twin Lakes Pass. The trail mostly follows an old mine road until the last 1/2 mile or so. Twin Lakes pass has great view of both Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon. I believe this trail is also called the Alta-Brighton

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Lots of wild flowers this time of year

6 months ago

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