Dog Lake Trail

MODERATE 267 reviews

Dog Lake Trail is a 5 mile heavily trafficked out and back 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 best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1325 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wildlife

Dogs are allowed off leash on odd days. Bikes are allowed on even days.

1 day ago

Such a pretty hike! Lots of cute puppies!

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10 days ago

Beautiful soft trails and scenery and the dogs love it on odd numbered days.

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13 days ago

Great trail to hike when summer temps are up. There's shade & wide trails which make for nice small group hiking. There are switchbacks, wildflowers, and the occasional moose. In my experience, the higher elevation makes rattlesnakes a non-issue (I've never seen any here but as always, use care when hiking anywhere in UT as we do have them here) in contrast to hikes in this canyon at lower elevations. This is an outstanding hike to take with a friend for a picnic at the lake. Be sure to bring extra layers & a rain jacket in case of a t-storm as the weather can change rapidly & temps are significantly cooler than in the valley. Headlamps make this a fun night hike, just be sure to check the closing time on the lot if you park in it as the gate closes around 10:00pm.

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19 days ago

Loved the Hike very easy to do.

19 days ago

loved it. Heavily used for biking, next time I will go on an odd day because bikers are only allowed on even days

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21 days ago

Fun hike with the dogs!

22 days ago

The hike was beautiful. There was quite a bit of shade and the bikers on the trail were very considerate. We started from the lower trail and according to the sign at the lake it was 3.3 miles there and back. I loved having dogs on the trail. Sadly the owners are not all responsible about packing out their waste which was frustrating. We were fortunate to see a moose and her baby in one of the meadows. There were a lot of bugs (mostly flies). The lake isn't very big and the view is okay but the journey had some spectacular views.k

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23 days ago

Go on an odd day if you want to avoid mountain bikers and so your dog can roam free.

24 days ago

Great hike today!