Dog Lake via Little Water Trail is a 3.6 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 June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Bikes are not allowed on odd numbered days.

1 month ago

Love this trail because it's a quick hike to the lake and back when pressed for time. If I push a decent pace, getting to the lake can be done in 35 minutes. Two small springs on the way up for the dog to get a drink. Just keep your eyes and ears open for moose!

Beautiful trail quite steep but also short. I definitely prefer this way to get to dog lake over big water trail. My dogs love to swim so this is definitely one of our favorites.

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2 months ago

This short hike is a blast. It has a nice destination for those with dogs. The lake is more like a pond but our dog loved it. The trail is pretty easy going and very pretty. It gets steep enough to be a little tiresome but if you take breaks, it is definitely doable for any beginner. Parking sucks. If you get there early enough, you’ll be find. Otherwise you may need to park farther down the road.

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Much shorter than Big water and more difficult. Gorgeous wild flowers this time of year. Parking is always a pain so go early.

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4 months ago

Fun hike! Watch out it gets way busy in the weekends. It’s hard to find parking if your not there early.

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4 months ago

Very steep in places. In mid afternoon temperatures it gets HOT despite a reasonable amount of shade/cover. Bring lots of water.
Parking lot gets busy on weekends. Come early for parking & lower temps.
The upper canyon gate opens July 1 every year. This makes the trailhead unavailable by vehicle until then, despite AllTrails saying best from April... Snow covered until late May.
Wildflowers are excellent now (July 3). Lots of dogs & people. Bikes are not allowed on odd numbered days.

8 months ago

I prefer this to the Mill D route. More mellow and more shade.

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