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Always a favorite. Not much snow until you get about .5 mile below the pass. It is easy to get off the trail here (but that won't matter in a few weeks). The ridgeline to the summit was over 5ft of snow and I was wishing I had some snowshoes. A couple of postholes later and we made it to the summit. One of my favorite Wasatch summits.

I only went to the overlook (which I think is not accurately marked on this map...I was right where the GPS said it was and that spot was not a place to see everything, there was, however a beautiful rocky area overlooking everything just before the spot marked on this app). There was still some snow, but I survived in sneakers. Gorgeous views of the canyon at the top and I loved the part that was close to the river (and at times IN the river...be prepared to get wet!)

It’s where I had a close encounter with a black bear. Awesome!

Beautiful view and trail with uphill and canyons!! Really enjoyed!

Micro spikes very helpful early in the trail where there was quit a bit of ice and icy snow - definitely recommend if you're hiking early in the morning when temps are below freezing. After we passed Circle Awl Peak the snow was packed down (no need for snowshoes) and then I was quite surprised to see so much snow up in Mill A Basin (about 2 feet of fluff). Needed snow shoes once we reached the basin. Great climb up to the ridge-line where we dropped the snowshoes and went through a Class 3 hike (about 1/4 mile) to the summit. Overall really enjoyable climb with various obstacles and we saw three moose, bonus!

Great trail to break in some snowshoes after a good heavy snow. The first part of the ascent is a little icy in the winter so make sure you have some good spikes. The summit was fairly difficult to reach with snow, but doable. Definitely would hike up again.

Saw 3 individual hikers, very few patches of snow, aspen in leaf losing mode

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7 months ago

Moderately difficult trail with beautiful views. We had to turn back at the end when too much snow was falling. We could barely fund the trail. Plenty of stunning views. Just remember the weather can change quickly towards the top.

Easy/moderate hike until the last quarter mile to Mount Raymond's Summit, which gets steep and requires a couple easy scrambles. Beautiful view at the peak!

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8 months ago

This hike was absolutely beautiful! The trail starts at the TH sign, then crosses the road and continues up the stairs on the right. The first bit is the hardest, switchbacks in the sun on rocks. Once it curves around to the back side of the mountain it follows a creek for a little ways. Then you continue up the mountain. I went up about 2.5 miles and most of it was in the shade. I didn't see anyone else on the way up. The views were spectacular!! Will definitely do this one again!!

Rattle snake on trail.

great trail with breathtaking views

Came through here first early in the season and the Butler Fork side of the trail was very green and overgrown. Kind of fun wading through tall greenery. Trail is very well defined throughout except for Reynolds Peak which was a bit hazy. Never a question of where to go if you're headed to Dog Lake. No serious inclines or declines but could be considered moderate based on distance. Hiked with a toddler in a backpack and it was great. Super scenic, very pretty. Some shade and meandering water along route. Came back later in the season and the trail had been groomed a bit. Mill D side of trail is less picturesque. Butler Fork side is a bit longer of a trail but worth it to Dog Lake. It's a bit of a walk, obviously, between the two if you want to go in one and out the other but it's possible.

This was a beautiful hike for the most part, but my wife and I just couldn't finish it because of the heat, the lack of shade, and the enormous amount of flies. Not enough trees and too much overgrowth. In my opinion, this is not a hike for July. I will be coming back to try this trail in the Fall and hopefully my review rating will be higher!

Hiked this on 7/1/17. The views were spectacular and the wild flowers even better! I would have rated this as difficult but then again I'm used to hiking at 1,200 ft. Elevation. I'm an avid hiker, but 52 yrs old and about 30 lbs overweight. We saw a few others that were running it as this trail intersects with a few other trails. It took us four hours up and 2.5 down. We started at 7am and was in shade most of the way up. Coming down, we were mostly sun exposed and it got quite warm. A beautiful day!

Great views fro the Peak

Fairly steep but absolutely beautiful!! Worth it every step of the way.

Relentless incline, but beautiful.

Lots of green along the trail. Came across a couple of rattlesnakes. Other than that, beautiful hike.

Great challenging hike. Camping spots 1.5 miles in. A 'mini timpanogos.'

Beautiful hike with lots of shade, a great little stream, and wildflowers. I had four kids with me, (carried the youngest) and have a bad knee, so we only did about 75% of the hike, but we all loved it.

No snow. First 1.5 m is a nice moderate incline. It then mellows out and becomes steep the last .5 m. There are so many wildflowers right now. Incredibly beautiful trail.

Stunning views in every direction

It's a very rocky incline at first. It does level off but remains a steady incline. You will want good shoes. There are plenty of places to stop and rest and take in the amazing views. I didn't make it to the top but I will do this one again. Most beautiful hike I've done in a while.

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11 months ago

This Dog Lake trail is my favorite. It's perfect for an afternoon picnic at the lake, you can also hike up here and camp! I've seen many moose, deer, snakes, squirrels, and chipmunks on this trail. You have 3 trails to choose from for your hikes up and down, if you don't always like going the same way, like me. All are beautiful in their own way and all are rewarding.

Able to summit Mt. Raymond on 6/5/17 without special gear. very little snow

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11 months ago

There was snow about half way up that could be passed by taking a brief off-trail shortcut on some leafy and slightly muddy terrain. There were a few very small snow patches on the trail that I could just walk over. And about 0.5 miles from the end of the trail there was a very large snow patch covering steep terrain and I could not find any way around that. It is still worth it to hike this trail even though I couldn't quite reach the end this time.

Butler Fork section still mostly snow covered, lost trail at about the 2 mile mark on this map and climbed a rise to the small peak (about 9100 ft.) just north and separated by a saddle from Reynolds Peak. Reynolds looks beautiful and completely snow covered with cornices on top. At that point descended to Dog Lake and took the trail to Mill D North. That is well travelled but snow covered. From the fork down, the trail is mostly clear of snow and Spring is beginning. Lots of crazy squirrels scurrying around. Absolutely breathtaking views and beautiful Spring thaw.

Beautiful trail. Very well maintained for as far as I was able to go. Big snow patches at about 8200ft. Crossed a few until I got to a large one with a ~50° incline. Nah, I'm good.

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