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Red Pine Lake Trail

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Red Pine Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile heavily 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: 2,099 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

Note: Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not permitted in the area. 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
off trail
snow
4 hours ago

Trails were covered in snow when I left at 10am. It pretty easy to go off trail and made this hike pretty tough. I backtracked a few times. Regardless, it was still a beautiful hike with it snowing the entire trek. It might have been a bit more manageable as the day went on, temperature warmed up, and more people packed down trails.

hiking
rocky
snow
1 day ago

Such a fun trail! Went about halfway then we got too cold from our sweat. Very snowy in areas, so be cautious! But it was so beautiful, like stepping into Narnia.

hiking
rocky
snow
2 days ago

Ok trail- pretty busy. Trail is rocky. Lots of slippery snow today!!!!

Great hike! The trail has been revised this year with some switchbacks. It’s a little longer, but a little easier too. Although, it’s still pretty tough. Lake is super low this time of year.

hiking
muddy
6 days ago

Great hike. Not too challenging. Parts of the trail had ice on it. Saw a moose on the way up and then saw two black bears on the way down. Just keep your head up.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
7 days ago

Hiked this trail on 10/13/19 The lake was frozen, but it still looked nice! Some parts of the trail had ice and were also muddy, so be careful! Trail was not too bad on the first hour, but after that, it was difficult for me (considering that I am not really athletic! Haha). But also, this is a great time to hike this trail because the fall leaves are blooming! Really beautiful fall colors! Overall, nice trail! Red Pine is definitely a good autumn hike :)

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 days ago

Some ice on the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

long, good, you're almost there when you start to swear!

I helped the city repair red pine dam. The water level is low and therefore not quite as pleasant but it was exciting to experience the new trail cuts, they are wonderful additions to this route. Fall colors are ramping up. Such a beautiful place. Keep in mind there are several sections of trail that have water running down it and as such become very slippery when temperatures dip below freezing, or just plain muddy. Take the extra time to go to upper red pine And up to the ridge toward Pfeifferhorn if you dare :). It's amazing

hiking
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
15 days ago

beautiful views. Pine Lake Lake was worth the hike up but the lake water level was very low.

hiking
muddy
rocky
17 days ago

hiking
snow
19 days ago

Hiked this trail a few days ago at the end of September. Absolutely worth it! Such great scenery throughout the trail and the lake in the end is worth it. It started to snow on us during the hike and lots of mist but it added to the beauty of what this trail has to offer. Does have it's tough parts, but as long as you pace yourself right you'll be fine.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike, had to use the app a few times to make sure I was still on the trail. Light snow at the top. Had a great time!

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike today. Trail was in good shape. No snow on the trail. No bugs.

hiking
rocky
24 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Lake extremely low. Lots of people on this hike going to the peak even on a week day. Fortunately, the lake was pretty quiet. Nice colors. For pics, https://etbtravelphotography.com/2019/10/08/hikes-in-little-cottonwood-canyon/

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
28 days ago

If you like a challenge this was fun. A little snow made the steeps parts challenging and some rock scrambling required to get around the lake.

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