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Lake Catherine Via Brighton Lakes Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from May until October.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 1,243 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Fishing

Hiking

Running

Forest

Lake

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Wild flowers

Wildlife

No dogs

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Getting There

Note: Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not permitted in the area.

Supervisor's Office (801) 999-2103 857 West South Jordan Parkway South Jordan, UT 84095 Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm Salt Lake Ranger District 6944 South 3000 East Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 (801) 999-2103

When you get to the Brighton loop drive to the far end of the loop and park in front of the building that says Brighton Center on the front. The trailhead is to the right of the building and to the left of a bulletin board. The trail starts out as a fine gravel path between landscape ties

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Bertrand Kaper
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Hiking

moderate based on trail, hard based on altitude. 3 bull moose up at Lake Catherine. great experience

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ned bob
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Hiking

Very busy. Did sunset peak instead. Very good view.

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Jack Denton
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Hiking

Lots of elevation gain, plus four moose at Martha Lake.

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Cheryl Barclay
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Fairly busy even on a Thursday, but ample parking. Gradual up hill most of the way to lakes but very doable. Don’t stop at lake Mary. Keep going til you reach lake Catherine. One of the prettiest hikes in SLC valley!! Must do in July to view gorgeous wildflowers. This is one of the few hikes that are on my “must do” every year. Great for out of town guest to take and show just how gorgeous Utah is!

Spencer Chapman
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HikingGreat!

The wildflowers the whole way were stunning. We had the luck and experience of 4 bull moose at lake Martha

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Bryce Youngquist
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Hiking

Steep climb sort of at the beginning up the ski route but not too bad the rest of the way. Beautiful views... some thick woods at times.

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Debra Kelly
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little busy but great hike.

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Derek Walden
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Beautiful trail

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Karla Langarica
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Hiking

Good trail somewhat steep if you want less people around go early. On the way you will see two more lakes.

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Cy Rathgeber
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Hiking

Great hike,

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Shaun M
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Hiking

Fun hike. Sporadic shade. Soft sand on the accent past the lakes.

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Ashlynn Whiting
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Hiking

Beautiful! Amazing 360 degree views. Pretty busy on a Sunday morning.

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Katie Matthews
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Hiking

You get some really great views on this trail! Some sections were pretty steep, but overall it’s not terrible. Lots of people traffic this trial on the weekend.

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Sean Moody
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Hiking

So perfect!

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stacey arens
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Very very busy.

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Joseph OHoro
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HikingGreat!

Great trail. Easy to navigate and several points along the way to stop and take in the scenery.

Mack Wing
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Hiking

Wonderful day! Saw three bull moose and one cow at Lake Martha all day. Not too many people, lots of sun and shade. Beautiful must-do Utah trail.

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Travis Speight
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Hiking

wildflowers are in full effect right now!

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Susan Meier
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Hiking

One of the best trails we have been on. We even needed a jacket to start out (bonus points), views were awesome and we saw 4 lakes. The wild flowers were as plentiful as the fresh clean mountain air. The only thing missing was a moose sighting. There is no trail head sign but you park in the huge lot where gps takes you and head up near the ski lift. We started hiking at 8 am and the trail was pretty busy as we were finishing up at 11:30. We drove from Park City and it is a gorgeous drive. We will do this one again!!!

Brandon Caldwell
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Hiking

great alpine trail. The three sisters don't disappoint!

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HikingOver grown

Beautiful trails and we started early, not that many people in the trail. At one place the trail is v narrow, I wish people would wear masks. Is hard time right now. Young families with v lil kids on the trails. In the news, kids survive the virus, but after effects is life long....

Jaymie Christensen
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7/27/2020 Always a beautiful trail! Wild flowers are very pretty! We saw one young male moose at Lake Catherine. The peak has amazing views in every direction. Pretty easy as far as peaks go. No scrambling! Can get a bit crowded later in the morning/day. I think this would be a good hike to work on gaining strength and endurance. You can go as far as you want and turn around until you can make it to the peak. The whole trail is a destination so if you turn back you won’t leave without lovely views and scenery!

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Adam Fernandez
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Hiking

Love this trail, I think most people stop at Mary. But you get a little more peace and quiet up at Catherine. But you can’t beat three lakes on one hike less than 5 miles round-trip. Somewhat steep in a few spots. But I still say this is kid friendly. Just take your time. Kind of crowded today but there’s enough space that you can find some solitude up there.

Bart Artz
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Great!Rocky

beautiful hike starts out pretty steep then levels out until you get to the second lake then it gets pretty steep again I believe we were at 10300 feet by the time we reach the third lake. seen two bull moose and four females between the second and third lakes. water is so clear and beautiful, with lots of flowers. lots and lots of people on the trail.

Mike Miller
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very crowded on weekends. beat time to go is early morning on a weekday. if you're lucky you'll see some moose hanging out at Lake Catherine.

Debanshu Basu
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HikingBugsGreat!

You get to see 3 lakes in one hike..amazing views!

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Kyla Persky
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Super steep start, great views from Lake Mary - Lake Catharine is ok

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The hike is great and we did see a few moose like many others. If I were rating the trail I would not have rated it moderate, I think it's more on the hard side. The first 3/4 of a mile is steep and there are a few more steep spots along the way. Definitely a fun hike though.

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