Trail Details

Lake Catherine from Brighton Lakes TH<br />via Lake Martha

Lake Catherine from Brighton Lakes TH
via Lake Martha

 Hike Time (roundtrip): 2.5 to 3.5 hours
 Distance (roundtrip): 4 miles
 Elevation Gain: 1190 feet
 Main Aspect: Northeast
 Climb Rate: 595 feet per mile
 Average Grade: 11%
Notes: This part of the trail meanders through near old-growth conifers. 3
Trail shortcuts: Waypoints  Destination  Maps/Aerial Photos  Links


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.


Destination
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.


Location and Maps
 Latitude: 40.580878    Longitude: -111.592960 

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


External Links
for this trail
Route Description  Local Hikes
 Salt Lake Tribune


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