Red Pine Lakes

Salt Lake City Trails

Trail Head: 40.5756, -111.681
Trail Type: Hiking
Tread: Singletrack
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6.5 miles out and back

Lower and Upper Red Pine Lakes are popular hiking destinations from Little Cottonwood Canyon on the east side of Salt Lake Valley. They are located in the Lone Peak Wilderness and can be reached via a good trail from the White Pine Trailhead.

This is a popular area for snowshoeing during winter.

White Pine Trailhead

(40.5756, -111.681)

The parking area for the White Pine Trailhead is about 5.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon, just below Snowbird. It is signed and easy to find. From the trailhead, the trail follows an old four-wheel-drive track southwest into White Pine Canyon. There a signed fork in the trail leads out of the canyon and up to Lower Red Pine Lake.

Lower Red Pine Lake

(40.5432836, -111.6932599)

The trail is well-maintained and easy to follow up to Lower Red Pine. The lake is very picturesque, set up in a rocky alpine cirque.

Upper Red Pine Lake

(40.5393, -111.688)

To reach the upper lake, hike up the stream that flows into Lower Red Pine. There is no maintained trail, but a hiker-made trail follows the stream and is easy to follow.

White Pine Lake

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White Pine Lake is another popular hiking destination from the same trailhead.

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