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13 hours ago

Great hike for something quick. Awesome views. Water is really cold so would recommend not falling in. it was pretty crowded. Toward the end is a one person at a time part which takes alot of time to get people across.

14 hours ago

Good view and well maintained. Very steep (treacherous decent if you aren’t sure-footed)
Unfortunately there is a ton of graffiti along the trail and at the peak- so sad that people can be so idiotic.

Beautiful hike today. Saw lots of flowers along the way. Did not get to see the mama bear and her cubs. Incredible views at the top.

1 day ago

Lovely sunset hike. Rated hard for the steep climb UP! Worth the hike to get a picture of our valley, a selfie with Buddha and to sign the journal in the mailbox at the top. Happy Hiking!

We didn't see any snakes on the trail after 7.

Beautiful trail, not for the faint of heart. Plan for longer than you think, as the trail is tough terrain.

I do not know why this has so many good reviews. It’s not shaded, way too crowded and you never feel like you’re getting out of the city because the whole point is just to see the city from higher. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone looking to connect with nature. Ever.

1 day ago

Went about a month ago and there was still snow on the trails. It may have melted more by now, but don't be surprised if you run into any. Saw a moose on the trail and there were lots of pretty trees, but I will admit, the lake is pretty disappointing. For the length of the hike, and compared to the other lakes in this canyon, it doesn't stand out.

1 day ago

Very pretty and easy hike! The only thing I would recommend is waterproof shoes or boots, I wore Chacos and it was a bad idea. The water is freezing! We went around 8:15pm so i'm sure in the middle of the day heat, it's a bit better.

The trail is very nice. Steep in the beginning with rewarding views. The people who bring their dogs need to be held accountable for leaving bags of dog poo on the sides of the trail. Don't bag it if you are just going to leave it, just throw it off the trail with a stick...

Stunning and beautiful! So fun to go in the early spring because you are usually alone, but make sure to wear good snow traction shoes and have walking poles. In the dead of summer it’s super hot and not very covered and there are a bunch of bugs. Perfect in the fall and late spring!!

very little shade, so bring lots of water! beautiful views

We hiked to the lake on a beautiful sunny day. The gate in Mill Creek was still closed, so we didn't see anyone when we arrived. The water level is low for this time of year. The view on the way down was spectacular as the air was completely haze free.

The first mile is paved but pretty. We turned left at the fork which may not be the official trail head. It takes you past two more homes. You enter the trail at the end of the street on the left side of the red cabin.

The trail is beautiful and meanders with the river. It was overgrown but not crowded at all. It is a pretty steep hike at times, so be prepared to huff a bit.

The trail leads to an overlook and you can keep going up to the left. It took us about 1 hour and 20 to get to the overlook, including the paved section. Really gorgeous hike! I also snowshoed here and it was fun!

2 days ago

The 6.7 miles is accurate to get to the lake, but most people explore more so be prepared for some extra distance. It’s worth walking over to see the other 2 sections of the lake as well. Lots of vertical but totally worth it. There were lots of mosquitoes today so be prepared and keep your eye out for moose along the trail and lots of marmots up by the lake.

Awesome views all the way up with the best view saved for the top.
A great mixture of dirt, pebbles and rock hiking surfaces. Saw a couple moose and a mule deer. I’ll be back.

A great early season hike. I wouldn't want to do this hike on a hot day in full sun as it's fairly exposed. One of the easiest peak hikes you can do in the Wasatch!

I did this hike about a week ago early in the morning and it was perfect. It was uphill the whole way, but I didn't mind. It can get crowded later in the day, but it's soooo worth it. Instead of just staying at the initial lake view point, I hiked around it and found some wild herbs and they smelled so good! Beautiful hike. Totally worth the uphill climb.

The equivalent of 2 hours on a stair master, and instead of “looping” we doubled back on the same trail and wrecked our knees. Sad face.
The climb is a challenge; but a good one. There were beautiful birds and wildflowers- that was the best part, but I wouldn’t want to do this hike again unless we took the loop. I recommend going early in the day, as there is little to no shade. Round trip was about 5 hours due to pausing for bird watching, taking in the view and wishing for a flat stretch.

City Creek is perfect for a progression workout if you’re a runner. The 3 miles of 600ft gain is manageable enough to run the entire way out. And you’re rewarded with a fun 3 miles back screaming down the canyon! Paved and very nicely shaded

2 days ago

slow jog from the winter gate--->Little Water trailhead--->200yds from Little Water peak@sunset, so I had to turn around before I got to cold (tank-top+T-shirt). It was a unplanned hike but beautiful as nature provides. I'm planning on backpacking.

Certainly a solid workout with the steep climb and works the knees on the decent but worth it. Takes around 60min up give or take depending on your pace. Could prob do 30 min on the way down if you wanted to but 45 or so at a comfortable pace. Nice rewarding hike you can knock out before wknd brunch and feel good.

Did this hike last Sunday, and it is a bit of a workout, but the views of the valley and of the surrounding mountains are lovely. There weren’t a lot of people on the trail, and passing people wasn’t too difficult even at some of the narrow and steep sections of the trail.

2 days ago

If the drive through the canyon up to this trail doesn’t take your breath away, then the views from the lake and the trail itself absolutely will. Went up this hike around 6PM last night, and there were very few people on the trail. I recommend bringing a sweater or a light jacket as it is pretty well shaded by trees and the surrounding mountains. Ran into one small patch of snow on the way up and a little bit of mud, but the trail is very clear right now. I would also suggest bringing bug spray as there are quite a few bugs around the water. The trail is a little steep at parts, but it really is not very difficult. Took me about an hour and a half to get up and down, not including the time I spent by the lake. Very easy to get to Lake Catherine and Dog Lake from this trail. Highly recommend this hike for any skill level.

À hard one but so amazing on the top !

Super petty, not too hard or crowded! But it has 0’shade!

Wonderful trail especially in the fall when the leaves are changing the icing on the cake is Lake Blanche as the sun pops over sundial peek in the morning

One of the easiest trail in Salt Lake City. The view from the top was amazing and the I went at the time of sunset, so to witness that was simply beautiful. I strongly recommend this short trail.

on Lake Blanche Trail

3 days ago

A bit tough to the top but the view was worth it!!

Saw a moose around the lake, plenty of chipmunks, prairie dogs. Nice trail easy and well marked .

Very nice hike! My husband and I got up there with one pack, in an hour and a half. We have by our up there for an additional hour or so. In all, it took us 2hr if total hiking. So much to explore at the top! We found that the trail is pretty accurately tracked. We explored at the top— and hiked a total of 8.1 miles.
It hailed, and sprinkled rain while we were hiking up, and chillin. Very cloudy, and CHILLIER than you would expect. So beautiful!

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