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White Pine Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.7 (24)

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


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4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

Point to Point

8,817' 2,688 m

High

8,070' 2,460 m

Low

824' 251 m

Up

476' 145 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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

Description

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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Tomsen Reed

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  4.7 from 24 votes

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  4.7 from 24 votes
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Photos

One of the many meadows, unusually dry this year, the blooms were not as full as normal.
Aug 15, 2018 near Richmond, UT
Logan Canyon.
Aug 1, 2016 near Richmond, UT
Mount Magog!
Aug 12, 2017 near Richmond, UT
Mt Gog overlooking White Pine Lake
Aug 15, 2018 near Richmond, UT
Sunrise on Mount Gog with the fall colors below
Nov 4, 2015 near Richmond, UT
Mt. Gog.
Aug 1, 2016 near Richmond, UT

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Aug 21, 2020
J Christensen
Beautiful hike. 7.9mi — 2h 40m
Jul 18, 2020
Laura P
Jul 4, 2020
Doug Lundell
Beautiful day, trail was great 8.5mi
Jul 16, 2019
Clay B
Out and back. Left loop around is flooded out. 7.8mi — 3h 55m
Jul 9, 2019
Nathan Guymon
Jun 29, 2019
Dana Sorensen
8.3mi
Jun 29, 2019
Derek Hatch
4.3mi — 4h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Nicholas Wallace
8.2mi — 2h 43m