Dog Lake Mill D North Fork Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews

Dog Lake Mill D North Fork Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from June until October.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1450 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

My husband, 6 y/o son and I did this hike today. It took us less than 4.5 hours to finish and that is with us having lunch at Dog Lake. The views and scenery are just so beautiful. It is a lot of incline heading up but makes for an easy hike down. We loved this hike. Friendly people and a peaceful nature hike. Today, the weather was chilly and in the 40s, no mud on the trail at all.

hiking
21 days ago

Perfect weather yesterday for hiking. Wore tank top and only light breeze at the lake that made it a bit cooler. Hardly snow (none on trail) so no mud

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was great! About an hour in we hit snow. It’s melting so it’s just mud. Couple more warm days and it should be gone! I thought the lake was going to be bigger, a little disappointed.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

The wind was bitter at Dog Lake, but snowshoeing in and out was great. There was enough fresh snow to warrant snowshoes, and few enough people to make you feel isolated.

snowshoeing
5 months ago

Went this morning! Great views! Lots of snow! (The first half of the trail is a little muddy but the rest is covered)

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail, I saw a huge animal similar a moose!! Was very nice! The trail is not so steep, a lot of snow, the lake is snow, now... And... That’s it!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hiking trail in the winter. Crampons or spikes highly recommended

hiking
5 months ago

Medium hike with moderate incline. The last quarter mile up to the lake gets steep but it doesn’t last long. Families with children wouldn’t find the trail too difficult. Cute lake at the end. Frozen in the winter but probably a nice place for a picnic in the summer.

There is a trail marker half a mile before the lake that indicates a trail split. You could hike to Desolation Lake at the split.

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail, but a bit of snow and ice the last 1/4 mile or so made it a bit slippery.

Friendly reminder that no dogs are allowed in BCC! There is a sign at the trailhead and another when you head back down towards Mill D. We passed several! :(

8 months ago

This is such a lovely hike. Some of the fall foliage is already gone, unfortunately, so part of the trail is a little barren-looking, but most of it is beautiful regardless. There was a fair bit of snow once we hit the last half a mile or so, and we -- along with a few other hikers -- all heard what we thought was a Mama bear and her baby, but, other than that, it was a lovely hike. I'd consider this a moderate level: the last mile -- particularly the last half -- gets a little steep (not terribly so, but enough to get your heart rate up).

hiking
9 months ago

Pretty easy group hike with Cotopaxi hiking club. The trail earns its moderate rating from the steep 0.5 mile at the end. Pretty flowers and some deer on the way up.

hiking
10 months ago

Tough going in the snow, you need to really want to see it. We did see a moose up there.

10 months ago

We went a couple weeks ago and it was a great time!

hiking
11 months ago

The hike itself was beautiful, if a little more than two relatively out of shape students should have attempted - the wildflowers were absolutely gorgeous, and there were tons of quaking aspen that ought to be lovely in the fall as well. The lake...well, despite the Mill D side saying no dogs, apparently the millcreek canyon trail to the lake DOES allow dogs, meaning that basically everyone at the lake had at least one dog with them. As a result, the lake surroundings were stunning but the lake itself was totally muddy and kinda gross.

11 months ago

Definitely a bit steep the last .5 mile. It was a peaceful morning at the lake since the Millcreek side isn't open yet. It is really green and saw a lot of butterflies.

11 months ago

Very pretty and green along the entire trail. Heard a woodpecker and saw a lot of butterflies. Last half mile was steep.

11 months ago

Last half a mile is a little steep. We hiked in the evening and saw 6 moose. A couple were a little close for comfort. Snow is nearly all gone.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Shorter hike but nice incline here and there. Nice and green the entire way up. A little snow here and there up top, but lake is clear of slush.

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Fun and easy. Good incline last 1/4 mile.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

beautiful in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Still some snow on the last part of the trail, but the lake is beautiful!

backpacking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Nice shorter hike. The last half mile is a little steeper and still mostly in snow pack. Dog Lake is just beginning to thaw.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What a beautiful hike! Easy, short and absolutely gorgeous, slushy lake! Snow packed but very doable with just our hiking boots.

hiking
Saturday, May 06, 2017

Still snow 1.8mi up.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The last mile was snow packed, but didn't have any problems sinking in the snow.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Love it. Big bang for the buck. Not too crowded except in winter when skiers traverse it.

snowshoeing
Sunday, December 04, 2016

THE SNOW IS HERE! Great snowshoeing, the trail is a little packed, but still a great experience, especially for a first timer! Watch out plenty of cross country skiers on the trail!

hiking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Nothing too difficult at all, lots of deep snow this time of year. It was mostly packed down from others on the way up. Will do it again when it's not frozen over!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This was a hard one for me as I don't hike much the snow and was difficult and slippery coming down and going up but this hike was worth it and was one amazing view.

hiking
Saturday, October 01, 2016

I had planned on doing an easy hike, but accidentally pulled off the road a bit earlier than I should have. This hike was really beautiful, the leaves had changed and the first 2 miles was a steady incline but the last half mile was a little more difficult. It was a great hike even though not the one I originally wanted. I saw 3 deer on the way down.

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