Lake Catherine Via Brighton Lakes Trail

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Lake Catherine Via Brighton Lakes Trail is a 4.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
4.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1338 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

trail running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Via Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd) to Brighton. From the Brighton area parking lot, look for the cedar chip road that goes behind Molly Green's Restaurant and the Majestic Lift. The Trailhead is located behind the Mt. Majestic Lodge on the left side of the road. Activities

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2 days ago

As you can tell from the number of reviews, this is a popular hike. I went early in the morning and hardly saw anyone, and sadly, no moose. The hardest part is the first .5 or so miles climbing up the ski slopes from the Brighton base. Once you get off the slopes it is pretty quick to Lake Mary, which is full and really pretty right now. A few mosquitoes, even at Catherine pass. When you get up to Catherine Pass, above Lake Catherine, it's not that much further to the top of Sunset Peak. It looks daunting, but the trail actually runs around the Alta side and is pretty easy. I'm still too much of a wimp to do Wolverine Peak on the other side.

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3 days ago

There are numerous types of wildflowers in the trail. Chipmunks and birds dot the entire trail. The clear waters of L. Catherine are spectacular. We actually did it as a loop by taking the right at Dog Lake deviation to Lakes Mary and Martha, then a hike upward to Catherine followed by a different route in return, but a very clear trail, to meet the trails at the Dog Lake. There are lots of mosquitoes in the evening, take some spray with you.

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6 days ago

Pretty good trail. Not too tough, kinda busy depending what time of the day/week you go. Nice views of the lake. Make sure to check out dog lake while you're there.

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