White Pine Lake
The hike is a 7.7 mile out and back trail in Logan Canyon. It is known as a moderate hike and took nearly 4 hours with a picnic at the lake.
At the end of July Early August you will find gorgeous wild flowers. I was surprised to still see some at the end of September. Fall is also a beautiful time to enjoy the changing leaves.
The Trail head to White Pine begins at the Tony Grove Parking lot. As of 2023 there is a parking fee of $15 which is enforced. (We got a ticket only because they couldn’t see the annual pass.). Your last chance for bathroom facilities is at Tony Grove lake for my nervous nellie audience. Wink Wink.
You ascend a mild steep trail until you reach a couple meadows, through some aspen groves and then descend down to the lake, which is steep.
The lake is beautiful and quiet. The location is popular with backpackers and you’ll find several campsites down by the lake. Definitely on my bucket list until I heard of a sasquatch encounter. Someday I’ll do it.
I huffed and puffed back up the hill, lotsa breaks, but definitely worth it.
When my friend suggested and afternoon hike and recommended I bring a headlamp, I kinda freaked out – thank you Ragnar. I’m an early rise hiker. But instead of talking myself out of an adventure I decided if I wasn’t the back of the pack I’d be fine. But I ended up being the back of the pack and I was totally ok with it. The views were amazing and I kept dropping behind taking photos.
Grab your peeps
On the trail we found, hikers with dogs, a trail runner, many cows (I have no idea how they stay up right on steep trails) and evidence of horses. Enjoy.