White Pine Lake Trail is a 9.9 mile moderately 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 October.
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
My Wife, Brother in law, Sister in Law and I climbed this with full packs to stay for 2 nights. We brought enough to stay for a week and that was a big mistake:) It took everything in us to make it to the top with all the weight, but the payoff was worth it. This was the most beautiful camping experience I have ever had. The view was gorgeous. While we were up there life flight had to fly overhead for about an hour in the dark to try and find a hiker who had gotten lost trying to traverse the cliffs around the area. That was intense and they didn't find the person til morning and they unfortunately had to take his body off the side of the cliffs. Don't hike alone please! Other than that it was an amazing trip. This hike was hard!
I love the variety on the trail. Rocky, wooded, exposed, dry, river crossings... it has it all.
Tough hike. Lightly trafficked.
One of the funner hikes up little cottonwood. Good length, well marked trails and pretty
The hike is 11 miles (round trip) per my Garmin Fenix 3 GPS watch (5.5 miles one way). The advertised mileage on all trails of 9.9 is likely not correct.
Long but relatively easy hike up until the last mile. We brought all our gear for camping and it took us 2 hours 40 minutes. Beautiful Lake to camp on, the openness of the area around the lake is stunning and worth exploring.
2 hours and 40 minutes to the lake with all our camping gear. Gorgeous lake and the area around it is worth exploring. Looking forward to late spring when the lake is full
My husband and I didn't love this hike. The trail, although beautiful at some parts, is SO ROCKY! Red Pine was so much better, but it's worth doing once. The lake was really low, but it's very clear and we were able to see the fish swimming. It was very quiet the entire way, not a lot of people. Total distance was 11 miles.
We weren't expecting this hike to be as long as it was. From the trail head, it says 4 miles to white pine lake. Its actually 5 and the last mile is the hardest. The first 3.5 miles are pretty easy going and really pretty. After that it gets really steep and the views start opening up. At around 5 miles you see the view of the lake. The sun was setting so we weren't able to go down to the lake, but it was an enjoyable hike, especially as the sun set over the mountains. Bring plenty of water and headlamps if you decide to do it later. Pretty untrafficed when we did it.