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blue White Pine Lake Trail


4.3 mile 6.9 kilometer point to point


Ascent: 824' 251 m
Descent: -476' -145 m
High: 8,817' 2,688 m
Low: 8,070' 2,460 m


Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)


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Trail shared by Tomsen Reed

A true alpine trail with amazing views of rugged peaks and glacial cirques

Tomsen Reed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife


From the trailhead at the Tony Grove Lake parking lot, follow the signs leading to White Pine Lake. The trail initially ascends slowly through a sagebrush meadow with small groves of aspens and conifers throughout it. After less than a quarter of a mile, the trail splits off to the right (taking the trail to the left would take you to Mount Naomi, and it is well marked) and continues through forests and meadows with occasional views of the impressive Mount Magog.

After about 2 miles from the trailhead, the trail ascends a long switchback and then breaks out into a clearing with amazing views of Mount Gog, another spectacular alpine peak, and if you go in the fall this is also a great place to see some beautiful, brilliant fall colors down below Gog. At this point, the trail starts to descend rapidly down into the White Pine Lake Cirque.

At about 3.5 miles from the trailhead, the trail crosses a small bridge and then hits a trail junction at the sign that talks about the White Pine Lake Loop Trail and the White Pine-Bunchgrass Canyon Trail. The actual White Pine Lake Trail, instead of crossing the bridge, continues along the south side of the creek and eventually passes by the outlet of White Pine Lake and then follows the shores of the lake around to the north side of the lake where it meets up with the White Pine Lake Loop Trail again, where the trail ends.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors will be treated to beautiful aspens in the fall, as well as other brilliant fall colors from other deciduous trees.

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Sep 1, 2018
Duayne Balls
Aug 19, 2018
Sean Cochran
Aug 15, 2018
Jimmy Brown
Fun hike, meadows were dry this year, descent into Pine Lake is beautiful. Lake is crystal clear, great swim if you can take the cold! 8.6mi — 4h 20m
Jul 29, 2018
Tyson Blackburn
Alpine beauty with plenty of wildflowers and an awesomely rewarding lake nestled in the canyon. 4.3mi
Jul 7, 2018
Sol Dog
Beautiful hike! GF saw a dear in the wild for the first time. It was full of lush vegitation, flowers, wildlife and various trees. Do it! 14mi
Oct 28, 2017
Daniel Butters
Hiked up from Tony Grove Lake. There was a little bit of snow/ice once we crossed the ridge. It was a a little bit muddy by the lake at this time. 5mi — 3h 00m
Aug 12, 2017
Jason Naylor
6.8mi — 2h 26m

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 16 votes


  4.6 from 16 votes
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