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Pittsburgh Lake Trail

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A surprisingly steep but short hike to a beautiful mountain lake.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

9,434' 2,876 m

High

7,908' 2,410 m

Low

1,527' 465 m

Up

7' 2 m

Down

18%

Avg Grade (10°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Road access is closed from November 1-June 1. The American Fork Canyon is a fee area.

Description

Pittsburgh Lake is located at 9,500 ft., so expect snow much of the year. The trail to the lake is rocky and steep, and frequently wide enough for two hikers to hike side by side. Be sure to hike around the lake to see the old historic cabin.

It can be a bit tricky to find the trailhead due to a stream bed crossing. It can be accessed with a 4WD vehicle, or you can leave your vehicle and hike up to the parking area.

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Lorien Caldwell

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Jul 27, 2019
AFI Winn
Beautiful lake, steep hike! — 5h 00m
Oct 7, 2017
Caleb Miller
hiked past the lake, higher up the ridge. w/ syd. 2mi