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
2099 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.

hiking
8 days ago

Nice winter hike. Trail is in pretty good shape right now. Snowshoes are overkill and there’s only a bit of ice.

13 days ago

Beautiful hike. It's pretty icy right now, spikes would be helpful.

19 days ago

Amazing and beautiful. The lake is frozen over and most of the upper trail is snow and ice.

hiking
22 days ago

It was a little icy, crampons would be ideal, but we did it in hiking boots... no problem. The frozen lake looks beautiful. Saw 2 large moose near the trailhead

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Not too steep. Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful scenery. great day hike. starting to get a bit snowy this time of year but we made it up and didn't need crampons or microspikes

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Leaves and snow are beautiful.

hiking
2 months 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!

2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months ago

love this trail. like the upper lakes trail too

hiking
2 months 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
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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.

3 months ago

beautiful!!!

hiking
3 months 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.

hiking
3 months 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
3 months 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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