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White Pine Lake Trail is a 10.5 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 October.

Length 10.5 mi Elevation gain 2,762 ft Route type Out & Back

Camping

Cross country skiing

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Rock climbing

Skiing

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Rocky

Snow

No dogs

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Getting There

Supervisor's Office (801) 999-2103 857 West South Jordan Parkway South Jordan, UT 84095 Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm Salt Lake Ranger District 6944 South 3000 East Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121 (801) 999-2103

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

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Jaymie Christensen
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HikingMuddyRocky

7/9/2020 Perfect morning. The trailhead Parking was completely packed by 6:55am on a Thursday morning. Hardly anyone on the trail to White Pine though. So many different Wild flowers and they are incredible right now. The lake was so pretty! I hiked around the lake. The trail ends counter clockwise and not much of a trail all around. I ended up boulder hopping to protect the land. The trail had some muddy sections with water running through. Rocky trail makes it slower to run.

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Jared Springer
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HikingRocky

Great trail for hiking, bad trail for running. It's pretty rocky but so many fntastic views. There's lots of water running across the trail and a little mud. still some snow melting up top but it doesn't interfere with the trail. The lake and the tributaries running into are incredible! I would have liked to spend more time up there but it was getting late. Overall, I really enjoyed this trail and will likely do it again

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Adrienne Dixon
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Hiking

One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on. It never disappoints. The lake is that blue! The only drawbacks are it is a long and steady incline, and it is not very shaded.

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Liesl Barnardt
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Hiking

Started our hike at 6 am. Dumb not to bring light jackets as the sun only hit us by 8.30 and it was probably 50 degrees! But it’s a steady incline and gorgeous views. Was back by 11. By then parking was overflowing! It’s a beautiful lake, I’d love to go when the wildflowers are peaking, it’s just starting! It’s a bit muddy so that made it colder...

Katie Tran
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Justyn Gourdin
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HikingRockyScramble

White Pine lake was gorgeous! definitely the more beautiful of the lakes. the incline is steady but constant. awesome hike!

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Garrett Foster
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HikingMuddyRockySnow
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Jessica O'Neill
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Hiking

I did this hike on July 3, 2020. Total moving time took me 5 hours, but I didn't really need to stop to rest. I walked around the whole lake, but I would suggest walking on the rock scramble if you want to get to the other side of the lake. Bring a jacket if you want to spend a long time at the lake, it got windy. Trail is mostly clear, with one or two places where you need to walk on snow, but no big deal. mostly muddy.

Jeremy Dimond
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Hiking

The trail incline is good. The trail surface is horrible, very rocky. The destination is Fantastic and well worth it. White Pine Lake is much larger than I thought. Pictures don’t do it justice. You must experience this hike.

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Tyler Howe
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Hiking

I like this trail more than Red Pine, even if it’s longer. It’s a prettier canyon, and the steep uphills are staggered far better. Almost all the snow ir off the last stage of the hike.

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Carissa Watanabe
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HikingMuddy

Barely any snow that you can’t traverse around as of Monday 6/29 evening. Runoff crossings may get your feet wet, definitely muddy.

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Damien Draughon
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

Very rocky throughout. Stunning views of the crystal clear lake. Multiple springs to refill water.

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chase chen
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This trail is better than I expected. It is not as hard as I thought. The view is better with more shade. It would be better in July because there are a lot of snow in June.

Tammy Goodwin
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HikingIcyMuddy

This hike was absolutely beautiful! I was a little nervous about the mileage and difficulty but like other hikers have said it’s definitely more moderate until the last mile and it gets harder. Definitely a lot more run off coming down but if you know that going into it it’s totally fine. The icy parts weren’t bad at all. We were able to go down around a lot of it. A favorite hike for sure!

Max Tarshis
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HikingMuddy

Classic LCC hike; trail is wet and muddy so bring a change of socks. Still some snow before the lake but easily traversed without spikes.

Alex Mayer
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HikingNo shade

The lake at the top was pristine. The trail...meh...rocky but wide and easy to navigate. Still a bit of snow at the top, but manageable without any gear.

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Kirsten Barrie
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HikingIcy

Beautiful hike - good incline at high altitude! The top has some sketchy icy parts - will post pics (June 26th)

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Abby McBride
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Hiking

Lots of the snow is melting so it’s easier to complete. It was slushy on the way back due to the heat.

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Miriam Rolim Noel
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Hiking

Amazing trail, it is pretty moderate all the way up and just hard on the last mile, still a lot snow at the top and slushy, I would recommend bringing spikes for the top. Really like this trial and you have views all the way around. Hiked on June 23rd

Adi Roundy
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Hiking

Mostly sun trail. Feels like I’m hiking a road. Would only give the hike a 3 but the Lake a 5! Beautiful green blue color. Huge, clear and stunning.

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Sarah Paxton
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow
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