Outdoor Recreation

White Pine Overlook & Lake

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Salt Lake City,UT 84121

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4.5 mi/7.2 km one-way — In Little Cottonwood Canyon, this trail leads first to an overlook with beautiful views down the canyon, then into a broad meadow and over a ridge to White Pine Lake. The trailhead is located on the south side of Little Cottonwood Road about 5.5 miles up the canyon, (about .7 miles below Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort). There is a parking area, but slow down when you get close, as it’s easy to miss.From the parking lot, walk along the wide service road (closed to vehicles) about 1.25 miles to the overlook. Another .75 miles gets you to the meadow—a good place for a break and a snack. You can turn around here for a round-trip of only 4 miles or continue on the trail for another 2.5 miles to get to the lake (a 9 mile round-trip excursion).