hiking
1 day ago

The reviews saying this was a tough hike are getting this simple path mixed up with the Lake Blanche trail, which forks off about 1/4 mile up this trail. The Mill B South trail is actually a short and quick walk up a paved pathway (wouldn't really even call it a hike). Easy enough that my 18-month-old niece walked most of the way. Kind of busy today, but it is 4th of July weekend.

Beautiful hike. A few slippery places with water runoff.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Super busy but that is to be expected for a holiday weekend. Family friendly short hike. At times steep and the trail is rocky. The lake is beautiful and the water wasn’t as cold as expected. No swimming allowed though. Fun to hike the same runs we ski in the winter.

hiking
bugs
2 days ago

I went up with four of my kids, the youngest being a 9 year old girl. She was excited about the hike, but it was a trial for her to get up to the top. With encouragement, she was able to make it and is very happy that she did. The climb begins right at the trail head, and does not let up. The final leg after the turn left is fairly easy, and the views are well worth it. I recommended going early in the morning to be in the cool as much as possible.

walking
2 days ago

I had no idea this trail existed until someone told me about it. Nestled in a neighborhood in downtown Salt Lake City it's an easy gravel paved loop. There is a babbling brook running parallel next to it. I saw kids, and dogs getting into the water. There are three ways to enter the trail. One is through the church. This way there is a small area that merges with the Miller Trail, but actually belongs to the church. Public is able to use this section. Very serene piece of Zen on this short loop.

Hiked up to Lake Catherine. Circled the lake and hiked back down while finding a few geocaches. Once you get past Lake Mary the crowds thin out considerably.

hiking
2 days ago

Always a favorite. We got up to the trailhead around 9am July 1st with plenty of parking. Moderate hike that’s great for families and dogs. Most people were being Covid-19 considerate.

hiking
2 days ago

Fun, but busy trail! The lake at the end was stunning! Next time I’ll bring a picnic lunch to enjoy up there!

So many options and trails that feed in from this trailhead area makes it very very popular. Cyclists, MTN bikers (odd days), dog owners, hikers, trail runners all use this, so it gets really busy at peak times. The road up and parking is very tight. If it’s super busy and you think you’re going to get lucky and get a parking spot at the top in the lot, you most likely won’t because there aren’t many. And turning around is a mess because people will wait in the lot for a spot to open and make it worse. So try looking for a place to park along the road on the way up and just get out and hike up. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and congestion. And get more of a workout! Win. As a trail runner, I love this trailhead because I can do a short or long run with all the connecting trails (Desolation Lake, Dog Lake, Wasatch Crest, Gobblers, etc) But it’s just crazy how busy it gets up there. The poor cyclists that have to deal with the busy traffic. Drive slow and watch for them! I came up today around 10am (which is July 3rd) and it was insane. I couldn’t believe it. But, it’s a holiday weekend so I should have known better as a local. Also with COVID-19, people are flocking to the mtns. I get it. But I will plan better and be up early for this one, not on weekends. With all that said, it’s a great place to recreate when it’s not as busy!

Nice shade and cool rocks at the top. Trail is steep at times but has a lot of flat sections to make up for it. Kids might poop out during last switchbacks.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

Perfect little hike.

walking
no shade
off trail
over grown
2 days ago

Trail Loop starts at Tanner Park, wraps around the off leash part of the trail, and runs through the nature preserve. I started the trail following the map which follows the pavement. I saw there was an off shoot trail that was on dirt that I took a risk, and followed. Only because I don't like walking on pavement. This trail was overgrown, and not used very often as most people were using the multi used paved trail. The dirt trail finally ended, and merged with the paved trail. Lots, and lots of bikers as well as runners with their dogs. Trail wraps down towards the pond where all the dogs are wading in. Lots of dogs, and one dog fight due to owners having their dogs off leash. I got splattered with water when this big furry dog came out of the pond. I kept walking and finally made it to the trail where the nature trail begins, no dogs allowed. A nice short shaded area. Along the trail it looked like some hugh bike hills were being built. Gravel trail the rest of the way back to the parking lot. Lots and lots of poop bags on this section of the trail. DOG OWNERS PUT YOUR POOP BAGS IN THE PROVIDED GARBAGE CANS. This is the stinky part of the trail. I saw some dog throwing up, and dog poop not bagged. I'm glad I started on the other side of this trail. Shout out to Salt Lake County for having the bathrooms open and clean.

Limited shade. Don’t go in the heat of day. Otherwise an “easy” hike.

Very pretty trail! It was pretty crowded at first (4th of July weekend), but it got better after you leave Silver Lake. If you go on a weekend, bring a face mask. The trail was never too steep. Good for kids and had lots of shade. It was not too hard with toddlers on our backs. The wildflowers are starting to come out.

on Willow Lake Trail

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike in the shade of the aspen trees. Brought my 4 year old. July 3 hike cool breeze and beautiful scenery.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 days ago

This was a fantastic hike! It was very crowded due to the holiday weekend with families with toddlers to seniors to running packs, but the crowds thinned out when we went from Lake Mary to Lake Martha and then on to Lake Catherine. Each has its own charm and beauty. There is some mud and snow but not impassable even for kids.

pretty hike! we took a detour and hiked up over the lake which was a nice view!

Fantastic views and a strenuous climb from Lake Catherine to the summit. Anybody can do this hike, but it’s not a cakewalk! Also, up until Lake Mary the trails will be jam packed.

No snow, super crowded, the end.

Great hike - most people stop at Lake Mary.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail and gorgeous views but incredibly busy. We went on a Thursday early afternoon and there were tons of people. My GPS logged closer to 6 miles going up to Lake Catherine.

hiking
3 days ago

Steep trail carrying a pack but one of the most beautiful backpacking sites we’ve been to. There are a lot of great campsites on the far side of the lake.

hiking
rocky
3 days ago

Busy on trail, but not overly crowded. Absolutely gorgeous flowers on the ascent. Lots of color and beautiful green pines and aspens. The portion of the trail that follows a stream was a highlight. Easy ascent until the final .5 miles to the lake. The uphill grade gets a bit harder. Water level of dog lake is pretty low right now. Lake itself is slightly underwhelming. On the decent saw a moose (smaller female) chillin in the shade just off the trail. Overall a great hike!

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