Lake Desolation Mill D North Trail

MODERATE 277 reviews

Lake Desolation Mill D North Trail is a 7.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1961 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Salt Lake City: Follow Big Cottonwood Canyon Road (7000 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 9.5 miles up the canyon to the Mill D North Fork Trailhead about 0.2 mile before Spruces Campground. Trailhead sign marks the beginning on the north side of the road.

backpacking
3 days ago

I love coming up here! 3rd Time in less than a year. Its a great get away from SLC and perfect for after work backpacking that is not too intense.

Was up here 11/3/2017 the lake was really low and there was a bit of snow (but the trail was mostly clear) we were prepared for the low temps and had an amazing time!

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1 month ago

awesome hike

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backpacking
1 month ago

Good hike. Great views. Lake is smaller than I expected though. Camped on the far side of the lake. Low temps. Woke up and 3/4 of the Lake had a sheet of ice on it. Make sure you have the right gear if you plan to stay up there at night. Lots of ground covered with snow as you reach the top.

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Nice trail, head up to dog lake first at the fork its about 2 miles up? Once at dog lake there is a new trail you can follow back to the desolation trail it’s about a mile

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