Cecret Lake Trail is a 1.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

Distance: 1.7 miles Elevation Gain: 459 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

fee

no dogs

Note: The Albion base area may close seasonally. Road blocks off about 15 minutes down from the trailhead. Road to the trailhead is currently CLOSED until July 20. Due to extremely limited parking access at Cecret Lake/Catherine's Pass Trailheads and to reduce congestion on the Summer Road and in the upper Albion Basin parking areas, it is highly recommended that hikers park in the Wildcat base area parking lot and hike the Lower Albion Meadows Trail to the Upper Albion Meadows Trail or ride the $5 shuttle provided by Alta Ski Area on weekends and holidays. A wonderful family hike to beautiful alpine lake in the Little Cottonwood Canyons Albion Basin. This is a very short hike to a beautiful alpine lake in the Albion Basin region near Alta and Snowbird Ski Resorts. This area is very popular on summer weekends so parking may be difficult. Take the time to relax at the lake and take lots of photos of your family with the mountains as a backdrop.

hiking
4 hours ago

Beautiful scenery the whole way up. Catch a sunset at the top, absolutely stunning! One of my favorite SLC hikes.

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail saw moose and deer, couldn’t find cecrete lake must of been frozen.

hiking
4 days ago

Great easy trail

5 days ago

I recomend going there on summertime. Before summer, you still need poles because there's so much snow up there. Amazing views and wildlife.

hiking
11 days ago

Road closed until July 20 so couldn’t drive to the trailhead.

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closed
flooded
icy
snow
21 days ago

25 days ago

Road was closed. Sign said for residents only just past Alta.

hiking
1 month ago

I loved this hike! So beautiful but parts are steep for little kids. I was throwing some kids on my back as we were hiking up some steep parts.

1 month ago

Beautiful! I think kids can definitely do it but it isn't as kid friendly as I expected.

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closed
6 months ago

Closed for the season. Road blocked off about 15 minutes down from the trailhead. Will have to come back next year!

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blowdown
bugs
off trail
scramble
washed out
7 months ago

If llama u up Ii usuailtolly lasts morning is ill be goods with my plot yl this year’s I’m until you y surest Utah I u

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rocky
7 months ago

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rocky
7 months ago

Easy short hike, good for all skill levels. There's a trail that loops around the small lake as well. Went mid October on a weekday morning and only saw a few people on trail. There are bathrooms about 100ft from trail head.

hiking
7 months ago

The trail was dry. Creeks crossing the trail were frozen over and the lake was about 75% covered with ice today. Beautiful.

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rocky
7 months ago

I loved arriving to the lake! It was beautiful. The water is freezing around the edges, but the trail was dry! I wanted an easier hike with some patches of heart pumping action, which this was. The end is more rocky. The first part is more forest like, which moves into man poured rock for cars to drive on. Those are slippery coming down, and harder for stability. The trail is clear , no question where to go.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for a quick after work hike! Absolutely beautiful!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! It was a bit cold at the parking lot, but upper was sunny. Already snow in the woods around!

hiking
7 months ago

Great easy trail. Was cold and very windy today. Haven't hiked for many years and this was my warm up hike. Hopefully I can get a couple more hikes in this year.

running
muddy
rocky
snow
7 months ago

Great short sprinter up to Cecret. There were puddles and snow here and there, but mostly dry. The elevation change was definitely noticeable, but not too bad for such a short run.

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rocky
scramble
7 months ago

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