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Very nice hike that's both challenging and manageable. Great wildflowers and a spectacular view at the peak! Only 30 mins from downtown SLC!

Love this trail with all the aspens. There is still patches of snow up at the lake on the East side. Backpacked up & camped
we had the whole East side to ourselves. Saw a beautiful bull moose on the way up. This trail you should definitely bring a couple liters of water.

13 hours ago

This was a hard steep rocky trail. It was beautiful and amazing. We decided to hike around the 3 little lakes. We lost the trail several times. We crossed rivers, climbed over lots of rocks and went through thick brush. We hiked about 9 miles total. On the back side of the lakes we ran into LOTS of mosquitoes. Definitely bring lots of water, sunscreen and bug spray. I can't wait to do this hike again.

Great hike and beautiful scenery

Definitely a bit steep the last .5 mile. It was a peaceful morning at the lake since the Millcreek side isn't open yet. It is really green and saw a lot of butterflies.

Amazing hike. A little difficult at time due to some steep gradient but worth ever step when you get to the top !
Done it twice so far ! Most beautiful was last fall with beautiful colours !
Summer time great too, but don't think you can have a dip in the lake !!! It's freezing !! Only good to chill your drink for the way down !

One of my favorite trails!

17 hours ago

Great short hike. Took 1 hr and 10minutes to hike up. Tracked to be shy of 2 miles one way. Elevation gain is primarily at the beginning and the end. There is a log laying down on the left side of the trail after multiple switchbacks where you take a left and hike to the peak at the very end. Beautiful views

19 hours ago

Good family hike. 5 and 9 year old

19 hours ago

Beautiful hike. There were planets of shaded areas and the lake was quiet.

19 hours ago

Very beautiful and fun to do with the whole family. The water was freezing but after the hike to the falls, it felt great!

Casually enjoyed part of this trail with a couple friends a few weeks ago.

19 hours ago

Be ready for up!

19 hours ago

Not in the best shape took us 3 hours up 2.5 hours down. Beautiful lakes and waterfall. But 2600 vertical feet is a real leg burner. Sitting by a pool resting today. Definitely one to check of your list.