Came down through mill a Basin, to finish it off. I like your blog. It is our favorite part:

dog lake utah

It is our favorite part: BUT for the love people: At the next trail split, continue right, for Dog Lake. Perfect trail if you only have a few hours in your day to hike. No permit is required to hike this trail.

You can reach this scenic lake from trailheads in both Mill Creek Canyon (Lower Big Water Trailhead) and Big Cottonwood Canyon (Mill D Trailhead). The trail is 6 miles round trip from the Lower Big Water Trailhead, and 4 miles round trip from the Mill D trailhead in Big Cottonwood.

Dog Lake is more of a big pond and not as picturesque as other mountain lakes I've hiked to and it's rightly named: First I hiked to Lake Desolation and there is a second tail on the way down which takes you to Dog Lake. If you want to do this one from the starting point shown here, you'll need to road walk 4. Central Utah , Hiking. Working our way up the shaded trail, and the switchbacks.

We hiked in the afternoon. Dogs are allowed off leash on odd days. To make this hike a loop, dog lake utah back the same way you came, but at the very first trail split, turn right.

dog lake utah

No permit is required to hike this trail. As billed, busy and lots of cute puppies along the way, but beautiful Fall colors and the weather was perfect. Bikes are allowed on this trail ONLY on even-numbered days! Jennifer Kumar June 27, at 4:

The 7 Best Trail in Millcreek Canyon. I decided to go on it because I was already there- Might as well. The GW trail takes you another feet vertical to the Wasatch Crest. Dominic rides along the shore of Dog Lake. Jennifer Kumar June 27, at 4:

Elderberry, currants, and wild strawberry are common along the trail. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Dog Lake (Brighton, Utah)

Also, though there is 1, ft elevation gain, it doesn't look like there are steep grades up or down in the loop? Also got to see a woodpecker and some deer.

At the next light, turn right, which leads you into Millcreek Canyon. Exit at 39th South. At the next trail split, continue right, for Dog Lake.

The trail starts in the SE corner of the parking lot, and immediately crosses a bridge. Great trail that will give you a nice workout. Exit at 39th South.

dog lake utah

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Dog Lake via Big Water Trail is a mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. From November 1st to July 1st the summer road of Millcreek Canyon is snow-covered.

The story is so amazing. Dogs absolutely love this trail though, especially if they are water dogs because of the lake. Take exit 4 for S, and dog lake utah left. Bag the poo and take the poo out.

dog lake utah

I am sure this doesn't seem like a steep drop off to you, but for my hubby, it kind of freaks him out. The Dog Lake trail becomes a bit steeper and rougher, but still not too tough.

Dog Lake (Mount Aire, Utah)

Dog Lake in Millcreek Canyon is a popular trail for dog owners during the summer months, when the upper Millcreek Road is open, and the heat in the SLC valley is unbearable. Though you can access Dog Lake year round via the Mill D North Fork Trail in Big Cottonwood Canyon, dogs.

It looks like there really is only one place on the trail that has some dropoffs on the side of the trail second pic, I think. It is a great hike for dogs off leash on odd days and humans. Dominic grinds up the smooth Big Water Trail through pines and wildflowers. I love, love, love this trail! At the 3rd trail split, continue straight. By riding up the road, the trail can be done in early June. At the 2nd trail split, turn right again.

Dogs are also able to use this trail. I like your blog.

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The flowers in Little Water were still very much in bloom when I last hiked it on July Just wanted to post this to warn others with dogs. Our hikes are posted on Meetup , and we also have a facebook group to share photos and ideas. Lots of dogs but no bikes. Especially great if you have a pup!


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