Red Pine Lake Trail

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Red Pine Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2227 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

no dogs

The White Pine trailhead is on the south side of the road, 5.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon and 0.7 miles below Snowbird. The turnoff for the parking area is just after a turn and is easy to miss. Start slowing down just after the "White Pine Slide Area" sign. An asphalt path leads from the parking area to a footbridge across the stream. No Fires.

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Leaves and snow are beautiful.

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8 days ago

I have to give it a 4 star since it's an O&B, but it was an awesome hike. Timed our hike perfectly (Oct 6th) for some fall colors and snow above 8500 ft. Amazing views!

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18 days ago

It’s not that hard! But time consuming because of the length, which makes it seem like it goes on for forever.

hiking
19 days ago

Amazing views and the lake at the end is a big payoff.

I would say this trail is moderate due to the steepness during the second half. This trail is not hard as long as there is no snow. If there is snow towards the end of the trail, it does add a layer of difficulty. Went yesterday (sept 28) and it was covered in snow.

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29 days ago

love this trail. like the upper lakes trail too

hiking
1 month ago

Starts out rather mild for the first 1.5 miles and then gets rather steep. Great trail with wonderful payoff at the lake. This could be hard for people with knee problems because of the vertical gain coming down.

hiking
1 month ago

Super fun and a beautiful lake. The elevation climb was pretty hard for me but do able and worth it for the view.

backpacking
1 month ago

Awesome! Definitely not "difficult", though, unless inclímate weather. Snow and freezing temps makes this hike much more of a challenge. Long, but very do-able for just about anyone. 5.2 miles up, no less.