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Red Pine Lake Trail

 4.5 (13)

Length


2.3 Miles 3.7 Kilometers


1,567' 478 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

9,599' 2,926 m

High

8,032' 2,448 m

Low

Shared By Tomsen Reed

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Unknown

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A steep trail leading to a gorgeous alpine lake with amazing wildflowers in season.

Tomsen Reed

Dogs No Dogs

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

Description

After splitting off of the White Pine Trail, the trail ascends to a bridge crossing over White Pine Creek. After the creek crossing, the trail ascends slightly and then contours around the ridge that separates White Pine and Red Pine canyons, through brush and forest. In parts, this ascent up Red Pine Canyon can be steep, but is often manageable as the trail is mostly a smooth singletrack with some rocky portions.

Eventually, the trail meets up with the junction with the Maybird Lakes Trail, and then continues south up Red Pine Canyon instead of crossing the creek. Soon after the trail split, a fork of Red Pine Creek actually crosses the trail and can make it pretty muddy and slippery certain times of the year, but it is generally very shallow.

After the creek crosses the trail, the trail steepens and gets even more rocky, which can be a challenge for going down but is still pretty fun. Eventually, the steepest part of the trail abates and the slope gets gentler as the trail winds through some meadows right before reaching the lake. The actual Red Pine Lake Trail ends at the northern end of the lake, although there is a trail that goes all the way around the lake, as well as another trail that goes up to upper Red Pine Lake.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of wildflowers in July.

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Jun 24, 2018
Christina Rogers
Sep 9, 2017
Marc Michaels
Had to turn back since it was getting late. Fun trail and very pretty. I'll need to come back and finish it 3.7mi
Aug 19, 2017
Cassie Stephens
Jul 26, 2017
nicm
Jul 16, 2017
Steven Eley
Backpacked and camped. Nalgene shower with lake water. Fun days. 2.3mi
Jul 11, 2017
Devon S
Jul 8, 2017
Tyson Clay
The hike is beautiful with amazing views, the snow at the top is almost melted, and it was fun to throw it at my friends! Conditions are good. 2.3mi
Jun 19, 2017
christa ostler

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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in Utah

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