Trail Details

Dog Lake from Big Water TH

Dog Lake from Big Water TH

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1150 feet
 Main Aspect: North
 Climb Rate: 719 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: This trail is the best way to get to Dog Lake from Mill Creek, and is very popular with dog lovers. You will also see a lot of mountain bikes on their designated days. 5
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Trailhead
Big Water TH
Trailhead Elevation: 7630 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Fee Station: 8.5 miles
Area: Mill Creek Canyon
Area Location: East on 3800 S in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: $3
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Notes: There are actually 2 Big Water trailheads. One leaves the parking area, to the south, at the end of the Mill Creek road. The other is back down the road a tenth mile. The 2 trails meet after a half mile. There is a yurt in the parking area during winter months.



Destination
Dog Lake
 Elevation: 8780  AKA: Reynolds Dog Lake
 Feature: Lake
Notes: The lake is a popular destination from Mill Creek or Big Cottonwood Canyons. It sits under Reynolds Peak and Little Water Peak. You might see many mountain bikers on even numbered days of the month, when they are allowed on trails in Mill Creek Canyon.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.667139    Longitude: -111.639592 

 WasatchHiker Map (shows trails)    
 Google Map (shows lat/lon on map)


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  Salt Lake Tribune
 UtahOutdoorActivities


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