Trail Details

Mount Tuscarora from Brighton Lakes Trailhead<br />via Catherine Pass

Mount Tuscarora from Brighton Lakes Trailhead
via Catherine Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.0 to 5.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 5.2 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1851 feet
 Main Aspect: Northeast
 Climb Rate: 712 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: Hit all the Brighton Lakes, then a peak. That sounds like a pretty good hike. 5
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos


Trailhead
Brighton Lakes TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8760 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: No
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 14.7 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: Park near the Brighton Center. The trail starts on the right side of the main building and heads southeast along the edge of a ski run.


Waypoint 1
Lake Mary
 Elevation: 9520  Feature: Lake
Notes: The lake sits beneath several rugged peak. It’s actually 2 lakes made into one by a dam.
Waypoint 2
Lake Martha
 Elevation: 9580  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a quiet Lake off the trail. Most people see it from a distance as they make their way toward Lake Catherine or Catherine Pass.
Waypoint 3
Lake Catherine
 Elevation: 9950  Feature: Lake
Notes: It is a pristine alpine lake sitting below Sunset Peak. It was named after the Catherine Brighton, who helped her husband run the Brighton hotel in the early years.
Waypoint 4
Catherine Pass
 Elevation: 10220  Feature: Saddle
Notes: The pass seems to be the center of many great hikes. It sits on the divide between Big Cottonwood and Little Cottonwood Canyon, and is the gateway to several peaks.


Destination
Mount Tuscarora
 Elevation: 10611  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Tuscarora is the peak west of Lake Catherine, and a short distance from Mt Wolverine. It’s often a waypoint on the hike to Mt Wolverine to the west.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.584335    Longitude: -111.598780 

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