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.

2 days ago

love this trail. like the upper lakes trail too

hiking
3 days 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
4 days 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
5 days 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.

hiking
6 days ago

Weather was great with some light snow from yesterday on the upper part of the trail making some areas a little slippery. Watch your footing on this trail as it is rugged with lots of loose rocks - i definitely recommend a good pair of hiking shoes! The lake was well worth the hike and we even saw a moose on the trail and had to turn back for awhile as it started walking towards us! I wish we would have felt up to continuing to the upper red lakes maybe next time! Beautiful morning without a lot of people around.

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9 days ago

beautiful!!!

hiking
11 days ago

Great hike with good views, unfortunately the water level is about half what it is during peak levels. Temperature was a nice 50-60 the entire morning and not a lot of traffic. Seems most people chose White Pine over Red Pine, will definitely try White Pine next.

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14 days ago

This hike takes you through several beautiful Aspen groves, and has some strenuous inclines, a few stream crossings and good tree coverage. It was relatively quiet on a Thursday morning. We encountered a few moose and had to backtrack but the trail eventually cleared. The lake was a little low but had a brisk breeze even on a hot September morning.

hiking
15 days ago

While the Red Pine Lake is down, this difficult trail is well worth the effort. The trail head parking area does fill up fast, but there is parking on the road.

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17 days ago

I would consider myself an advanced hiker, and this trail took me 2 hours up, and 1 hour down. Hiked up at 6am, and was done by 9am. White Pine is a bit easier, but longer.