Red Pine Lake Trail

HARD 338 reviews
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Red Pine Lake Trail is a 6.9 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.

6.9 miles
2211 feet
Out & Back




nature trips


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wild flowers




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.

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I always love this trail, but make sure to bring hiking boots. There is an abundance of slippery snow and mud and I was unable to get to the lake due to the snow. it is gorgeous though!

3 days ago

Incredible hike. A favorite of mine year round! This hike can be extremely difficult in winter months. Worth the effort!

3 days ago

This is the best hike I've ever been on. It was breathtaking. Highly recommend this hike. There was still snow up to the lake but it was well worth it.

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5 days ago

Really difficult hike, especially after about 2 miles or so. The last stretch is still all snow, pretty steep climb, which was really hard in the snow without any traction devices or trekking poles. Once you get to the snow, it's kind of hard to stick to the trail, there were footprints going in all directions, but if you just go uphill you should make it to the top. I'd do it again, but only after the snow melts.

6 days ago

This was a hard hike.

7 days ago

Wicked fun hike i will rate as moderate. Hiked to the lake but there was so much snow (mid June '17) i did not go further. Can't wait to do it again

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10 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike. There's still a bunch of snow for the last quarter of the hike. But absolutely worth it! Take a lunch, because there's plenty of spots to post up and enjoy the lake views! Wonderful experience.

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12 days ago

Great trail with some great views and fun rivers to cross. The trail today wasn't too crowded...we did pass a good amount of people but we were mostly alone the whole way up and back. The hike was nice and easy up until we got to the final 1/2-3/4 mile or so. At that point the trail reached it's steepest parts, and to make it harder it was completely snow covered. It was tough to get up, but fun to slide down. The lake is still covered in snow and ice. It is also pretty cold once you get up to the lake! Great hike overall, will do it again once the snow is melted!

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17 days ago

This trail probably deserves the hard rating with snow, but once it's dry I'd call it a medium difficulty. Features some stunning views. Right now the creeks are extremely swollen, expect to see some runoff on the trails. The last mile or so still has quite a bit of snow, I was glad I brought my trekking poles. Can't wait to hike this trail again.