Trail Details

Mount Tuscarora from Silver Lake Trailhead<br />via Mount Wolverine

Mount Tuscarora from Silver Lake Trailhead
via Mount Wolverine

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 3.0 to 5.0 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 5.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1881 feet
 Main Aspect: All Directions
 Climb Rate: 697 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 13%
Notes: This hike can be a loop by dropping down to Lake Catherine and returning to Lake Mary, where you take a cutoff to Twin Lakes. 5
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


Trailhead
Silver Lake TH
Trailhead Elevation: 8730 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 14.4 miles
Area: Big Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 7200 S (SR190) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: The Solitude Nordic Center becomes the Silver Lake visitors center in the summer. There is full facilities and information inside. The center also has picnic tables in the vicinity. The trail starts behind the visitors center


Waypoint 1
Silver Lake
 Elevation: 8730  Feature: Lake
Notes: Follow the boardwalk around half the lake, where you can fish or watch ducks. This hike is perfect for families with really young children. Its located in the Brighton area of Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Waypoint 2
Twin Lakes
 Elevation: 9460  Feature: Lake
Notes: Twin Lakes is a reservoir about twice as big as Silver Lake and is surrounded by several peaks.
Waypoint 3
Mount Millicent
 Elevation: 10452  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Milli is the peak overlooking Brighton Ski Resort to the west. Mt Wolverine is close by as well as Wolverine Cirque.
Waypoint 4
Mount Wolverine
 Elevation: 10795  Feature: Peak
Notes: Mt Wolverine is at the head of Wolverine Cirque, which drains into Twin Lakes. It is the tallest of the peaks surrounding the Brighton area. There are great views of both Little and Big Cottonwood Canyons.


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 

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


External Links
for this trail
Photos  UtahPictures
Route Description  SummitPost
 SummitPost
Trip Report  Mountain Album


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