Trail Details

Mount Tuscarora from Catherine Pass TH<br />via Catherine Pass

Mount Tuscarora from Catherine Pass TH
via Catherine Pass

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.0 to 3.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 3.4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1231 feet
 Main Aspect: Southwest
 Climb Rate: 724 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 14%
Notes: Getting to Catherine Pass is the easy part of this hike. The steep ridgeline to the north of Catherine Pass will take you to Mount Tuscarora Peak. There’s a small trail to follow. 5
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Trailhead
Catherine Pass TH
Trailhead Elevation: 9380 ft
Trailhead Outhouse: Yes
Distance from Park-N-Ride: 10.6 miles
Area: Little Cottonwood Canyon
Area Location: East on 9400 S (SR210) in Salt Lake County
Area Fee: None
Dogs Allowed: No
Notes: There is a parking lot near the Catherine Pass trailhead (TH), but the basin gets busy on weekends. Quite often, volunteers stand at a booth near the upper Alta parking lot to encourage people to walk from there or take a free shuttle.


Waypoint 1
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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External Links
for this trail
Route Description  SummitPost
 WillhiteWeb


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