Explore the most popular wildlife trails near Sandy with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice short hike with beautiful views of the canyon walls.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful views almost the entire time! It was a gradual incline until the last mile before the lake, but still
totally doable. Sadly .5 miles to the lake the snow pack dies out and you would need snow shoes to get through the final section so we had to turn around. Bummer, but the views up to that point were awesome.

hiking
6 days ago

Except for a few icy spots we have to slowdown, this was an easy hike.

on White Pine Lake Trail

hiking
16 days ago

I love this trail, I’ve been here several times and great incline not too steep but long. When you bet to “top” of that branches into couple trails. On the right. Ore covered and foresty and left more views and more of the similar incline as the beginning.

Loved this hike! Not as steep as Red Pine but longer. I’d agree with others who’ve characterized this as moderate rather than difficult. The lake at the top is a gem. Still doable without poles or traction but It is a bit slippery in spots though, especially once it starts warming up. The snow is packed now so you don’t really need gaiters.

Beautiful trail. Definitely would recommend poles, snow and ice for a solid mile. Would rate this overall as moderate if not for the snow. Only a steep incline for about a mile. Almost made it to upper lake, but snow got a bit too deep without poles. Will be heading back to do again - awesome trail!

hiking
19 days ago

Trail off red pine trail up to Maybird lakes was difficult to follow in a few spots with the snow on the ground. GPS on the trail app was a lifesaver. The views at the end are epic, especially with the snow on the peaks and mt. pfeifferhorn. Would of been 5 stars but the trail could use a little help with guidance markings.

hiking
20 days ago

Great trial, especially in the winter. I'm 50+ and it is hard though.

This has been a favorite of mine and my kids for years. It's easy and the lake is pretty,

Great day hike! Trail was snow covered from 9000 feet to the top. This was the most difficult part for me as I’m not accustomed to altitude ( from PA). Below that it is very rocky, so be prepared for both. The lake was beautiful, though there are other small lakes on the way up. Very few others on the trail, which was well marked even in the snowy areas, thanks to those who went before us. Views were absolutely spectacular. Despite the cool temps, the sun was very warm. Bring sunscreen, especially now that there is snow.

hiking
25 days ago

Only putting 5 rating, because it’s an awesome workout. This is steep though. It’s actually steeper than Jacobs ladder and you end up climbing straight up the mountain connecting with trail eagle and going down to bonneville shoreline to get back. This felt more like I was hunting actually, because of terrain on last half. It was 10 miles round trip actually, but only 3 ascending. It’s steep. :)

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike. I began at 11am-ish, and by that time there were many others hiking the trail and a challenge to find parking. The remaining snow made some spots slick, but nothing difficult.

When I got to the second bridge, I did not cross. Instead I stayed on the left side of the water and followed others’ footsteps. This was a little steep, slippery and dodgy. I got to a point where I stopped seeing footsteps. I suddenly got a wild hair and crossed over the water. On my way back down I remained within an earshot of the water. I did not find any footsteps for a while but when I finally did the snow was a foot deep with every step. Right before I got to the bridge I fell into about what seemed to be 2 feet of snow. Laughable...that’s what I get for having that wild hair, I guess.

I’ll definitely return but next time I’ll try using the right side of the water after crossing the second bridge. I feel that I missed something by not crossing the second bridge.

hiking
26 days ago

Very cool hike. The waterfall is flowing very nicely right now (10/21), so the view is pretty dang impressive. The trail along the way is great - quiet, peaceful, and a nice view. The elevation gain is gradual and the trail itself is well kept.

Once you hit the second bridge, definitely listen to the previous posts and stay to the right-hand side of the water. You can follow others’ footsteps, but really all you need to do is stay within eyeshot/earshot of the water to not get lost. The actual trail on the left side was impossible to traverse to the base of the falls due to the snow and ice.

Very difficult hike, the final half mile to the summit is poorly marked so you’re pretty much on your own. Found myself in several spots near the peak where I had to backtrack to find the trail. But if you push on to the summit you will be rewarded with amazing views of the Cottonwood canyons and the Wasatch mountains.

Well established trail, fantastic views of Little Cottonwood, the trail gets pretty steep on the approach to Red Pine. If your feeling adventurous continue past the lake up to a few lakes higher in the valley and get an amazing view of Pfiefferhorn. Went in late September, it got pretty cold and windy higher up. If you do go to the upper lakes, some of them might be dry, but Upper Pine is a worthy sight, one of the most beautiful Wasatch Lakes in my opinion.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick hike

Gorgeous hike. On the way up, be sure to stay to the left side of reservoir. Last .6 mi is very challenging even for the young and fit, as the trail is steep and littered with large rocks. Waterfall at top is well worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

So I did this hike today (OCT 14th) with my wife. It was snowing when we pulled up to the lot but we decided to trek on anyway. The views were beautiful. We saw a total of 6 deer (although two of them may have been the same ones just several hours apart). We also saw a moose. The going got tough towards the top because the last mile or so is about .6 mile elevation. Investing in some spikes for the shoes is probably a great idea. Some gaiters are probably not a bad idea but hiking poles definitely help to probe the snow. The lake was frozen and it was gorgeous. I forgot my sunglasses so when the sun came out the snow kinda hurt my eyes! Some hikers that were there before us said the route up to Pfeiferhorn was too tough because the snow was too deep. Overall great trail. Easy to follow.

hiking
1 month ago

Went on oct 14. Cold day with recent snowfall. Lightly snowing the entire hike. Trail was a snowpacked singletrack almost the entire way. During the last half mile or so (at around 10,000 feet) I hiked through 2-3 feet of snow following the footsteps of the maybe one person had hiked through it before me. Sorry for the post holing.. The lake was amazing in the snow. Complete solitude, I was the only one up there.

The trail grew less and less defined as the snow got deeper, I could tell others had turned around due to the snow. Be prepared with gaiters and spikes! although I didn’t have either and I was fine

Entire hike took 3h 40m round trip. 10.7 miles RT recorded.

really hard, not like a stair master, much higher steps and increasing elevation. met several people from sea level states, requires lots of breaks to 'catch your breath.'

hiking
1 month ago

I’m a BRAND NEW hiker but It was gorgeous! the wood chips kept getting in my shoes. It may be uncomfortable for older folks since the wood chips also make it a little bit more difficult to walk.

trail running
1 month ago

Although you can hear cars a lot of the time, I enjoy the gully feel this trail has, and how it feels like being in the mountains while in the city. Its fun jogging this mainly flat but also versatile trail. I like mixing it with other trails close/intercrossing this one (sego lily and such).

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike yesterday. Beautiful, but less than a mile after the avalanche sign I ran into fresh mountain lion tracks that caused me to turn around. Looking forward to trying the full trail another time.

Return on this trail after climbing Hidden Peak.

very difficult hike. Be wary the trail goes right and up the side but we ended up scrambling in the shale. if anyone finds a turquoise beaded earring it belonged to my dear friend who has passed away.

Despite what some reviews say, this is an easy hike, particularly for Utah. You can also access this from the Granite Trailhead. It is generally quite busy and you will see plenty of eager and energetic children on this hike, as with most easy and moderate rated hikes in Utah.

Super easy, but good view. Just a good Sunday stroll.

hiking
1 month ago

This is definitely not hard. It’s moderate. It seems long though and not as pretty as red pine in my opinion. The lake is amazing though and better than red for sure. Without the ending I’d have given a 3 star actually.

hiking
1 month ago

This isn’t too bad. Only hard for about a mile. If you do this hike though, you might as well go one more mile to pfeiferhorn in my opinion though. :)

This trail is probably one of the easier hard rated hikes. If you’ve done Jacobs ladder and summited or even upper bells, this will be pretty easy. Awesome views at the top though. Really fun for a day hike.

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