Explore the most popular Cross Country Skiing trails in Lone Peak Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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snow
2 days ago

Beautiful day on the mountain! Trail is mostly covered in packed snow. Spikes definitely help but not mandatory. Given how warm it has been I was surprised at how much snow there is.

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snow
15 days ago

GORGEOUS! I did this yesterday Saturday 10/26 with warm temps (60s?) and blue bird skies and it was mostly thick packed snow/ice trail with about 6 inches (?) of fluffy powder on each side of the track. About a half mile from the lake the packed trail turned into deep foot steps which took extra energy for the final push. I made it to an overlook above the lake but I couldn’t find a trail down to the lake or even foot steps in the snow so I just hung out at the overlook above the lake. The wind picked up along the ridge and I knew a storm would be rolling in last night at some point so I only spent a few minutes there. BE SAFE. I wore trail runners and spikes - my feet were wet the entire way but the temps were warm enough so my feet were chilly but not cold. However if temps had dropped I would’ve had to turn around. I think avalanches can happen in very little snow (not sure if they can happen on this trail?) so I stayed alert but wasn’t worried. I started around 11/12 and got back to my car around 4:30. There were about 5 other people on the trail once I passed the Red Pine White Pine split. What a glorious day!!

hiking
17 days ago

I hiked to the lake on Wednesday. There were other hikers on the trail, but I was the only one to reach the lake. Stay on the road and don’t try to cross the boulder field to take a short cut to the lake. The snow makes crossing dangerous. The snow was a foot deep at the top.

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snow
17 days ago

turned back just before lake due to snowdrifts since didn't have snowshoes

Beautiful hike! We got to the lake right as the storm moved in tonight; difficult journey back to the car but oh so worth it.

snow
23 days ago

Have hiked both ends of this loop just not the 1.5 miles of the middle section of actual White Canyon Trail. Good trail on the Box Elder trail portion of this loop but quite steep climb. From the upper trail junction of the Box Elder Peak trail and the Deer Creek/Dry Creek portion of the loop is also on good trails.

hiking
24 days ago

There was some snow on the trail today and there was one short icy spot that we used chains for 50 feet. There was a small number downed trees. The trail was well established and easy to follow. I'll major trail junctions had signs. If you don't want to return back the way you came you can take the Deer Creek/Dry Creek trail back to the trailhead. This is .5 miles shorter that returning and makes a nice loop.

After hiking the Box Elder Trail we return back to the trailhead on this trail which is .5 miles shorter than returning back on the Box Elder Trail. The trail is good and well used. Nice view from the saddle of Tibble Fork reservoir. There are times when the trail is rocky.

hiking
snow
24 days ago

Love this hike but even Silver Glance is getting a bit crowded for my tastes. Even this late in the season there’s a lot of traffic. With a bit of snow on the ground it can be tricky to follow the trail once you’re up past Silver Lake. Absolutely gorgeous at the top.

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rocky
snow
29 days ago

Beautiful overnight by the lake. Some patches of ice on the way up that are unavoidable and if you’re staying the night up there it’s quite cold... be prepared.

hiking
29 days ago

Beautiful, shimmering aspens, frozen waterfall, scenic overlook

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rocky
snow
30 days ago

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fee
rocky
scramble
30 days ago

Turned around before final ascent because of time constraints - trail looked great though! Minimal snow / Ice. Completely fine with layers and trail runners. Beautiful trail!

It was a great hike. Up and back in about 5 hours

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with fantastic views. Make sure you go up to the base of the granite face just past the lake. You get a fantastic view of Timpanogos.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

I made this trail into a two day backpacking trip. I hiked up to White pine lake at sunset and set up camp. The trail is a constant climb until the last half mile, my legs were dead after the ascent. Then I woke up in the morning and made the descent, which was ten times easier. Overall it was 12 miles and took me 6 hours of hiking, but I did have a heavy pack so you might be faster than that.Make sure you have good shoes as the trail is icy in some sections. Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous day for a hike! Fall colors starting to come out, bet next weekend will be even better. Pretty easy hike to Silver Lake, so I added on the 0.7 mile hike up to the smaller lake, which was fairly steep. Silver Lake was definitely prettier.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike, loved the changing leaves. At the time we hiked the lake was very very low which was disappointing but still a beautiful hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this from doing dry creek to box elder and Phelps down. The upper half of Phelps is gone especially the upper 1/4 there is no trail to follow, and heavily over grown in the scrub oak sections. It is do able if your alright with doing a fair amount of off trail steep down or up hill travel.

At this time of year it's the changing colors of the aspens and maples that are breathtaking, so coming down after 3pm made for beautiful light on the fall colors that I didn't appreciate going up. The semi-frozen streams are also really cool. But the lake was a little underwhelming as water level low and definitely not blue by October. Hiking notes: take layers as it is cold at the summit. 90% of it is a slow uphill, there is nothing more than 30 degrees incline so technically not hard, it's just a really long walk up. Trail is mostly well cleared so low top trail shoes are fine. The last switchback to get to the lake is fully exposed, when you get to the top you can see the lake, and you hike down a bit if you want to get to the lake edge. Total trip time for me was 5.5 hours.

After the turnoff to Maybird Lake, the trail was icy when we went up, but when we came down, the ice had melted in many places and turned to mud. The higher lake has hardly any water in it, but the leaves are just starting to change, making for a pretty hike.

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scramble
1 month ago

Ended up at Red Baldy in search of Excalibur sword :O ! Extra 3 miles but good work out and extra credit view of entire Wasatch range

Great 8.5 mile loop! Started up Dry Creek trail from Granite Flats Campground. After you reach the “4 way” trail marker in the meadow on the north saddle below Box Elder (3.74 miles up 2915’ from campground parking lot) you proceed south/southwest along the ridge towards Box Elder. The trail forks and if you stay to the right you’ll head up super steep terrain to reach the summit of Box Elder. That’s a great climb but today I veered left and followed the White Canyon loop. There is no sign at that split but trust me, White Canyon heads down hill and the summit of Box Elder heads up very steep terrain. White Canyon continues southward and connects into Box Elder trail at 6.37 miles another 200’ elevation gain but mostly dropping in elevation. If you head east you’ll return to Granite Flats campground. If you head west you’ll continue up and over the ridge and find yourself near the trail fork to summit Box Elder from the south or continue north on the west side, down below the summit and eventually connect to the Dry Creek trail about 2.2 miles west of the 4 way in the meadow where you were just at. Great stuff! White Canyon was a good trail, much better than I initially thought. Ran most of it and also Box Elder down and back to car. 8.44 miles and 3058’ elevation gain per Garmin. Enjoy!

hiking
1 month ago

I LOVED this hike. The first part to silver lake is relatively short and easy compared to other options nearby. Silver Lake is a reward in and of itself, but continuing up the steeper trail to Silver Glance Lake is worth it. I didn't know about the sword, but the view of Silver Lake half way up the trail with the fall colors is wonderful. For recent pics, https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/10/03/hikes-in-american-fork-canyon/

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