Dog Lake Reynold's Peak and Butler Fork Loop Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Dog Lake Reynold's Peak and Butler Fork Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2440 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

cross country skiing

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

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7 days ago

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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.

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4 months ago

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!

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4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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5 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.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

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.

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7 months ago

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Beautiful views

Monday, September 05, 2016

Going up Dog lake Trail to Reynolds was great but the trail past the lake was poorly marked and we had to take a detour to shimmy up a side trail. But gorgeous views over the last mile. The real issue was we could not find the trail to make it into a loop to Butler's. We shimmied down a loose gravel slope trying to stay with the course on All Trails and never found a trail so we eventually had go back the way we came.