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White Pine Lake in Utah

A classical easy hike not far from Salt Lake City

Best time: July–October

White Pine Lake

White Pine Lake is located near Logan, Utah, and features many beautiful views of the meadows, peaks, and hills. The White Pine Lake Trail starts at Tony Grove Lake off Highway 89, between the towns of Logan and Garden City. The trailhead is not far from the parking lot of the Tony Grove Lake. The trail is rated as moderate and could be rather crowded during its best season from July through October. During the rest of the months, the trail can be covered with snow.

White Pine Lake Trail is 7.8 miles long with an elevation gain of 1,332 feet. It takes about 2,5 hours from trailhead to get to beautiful White Pine Lake of intense blue color surrounded by mountains and granite ridges.

Swimming in the White Pine Lake is not allowed, but hikers can camp and have campfires.

Practical info

What is the best time of year to hike the White Pine Lake Trail?

One can enjoy a hike on the White Pine Lake Trail glowing with meadows, peaks, and hills from July to October. This 7.8 miles long moderate-rated trail receives high footfall during this period as the White Pine Lake offers a spectacular crystal-blue Water view. The trail remains covered with snow during the remaining months, thus not preferred for hiking. Show more

How long is the White Pine Lake Trail and what is the elevation gain?

Hiking the moderate-rated White Pine Lake Trail offers an elevation gain of 1,332 feet to complete 7.8 miles distance, which usually takes 2.5 hours from the starting point at the trailhead. The trail beholds granite ridges and steep hills that can be challenging for people without a moderate hiking skillset. Endurance and problem-solving abilities are a must to embrace the trek. Show more

Can you swim in White Pine Lake?

White Pine Lake does not allow swimming opportunities for visitors, saving the striking crystal-clear water of the lake. However, Tony Grove Lake situated near the trailhead provides a chance for water activities such as swimming, boating, paddling, and fishing in the summer. One can even gather some breathtaking pictures of White Pine Lake while experiencing the vibes. Show more

Is camping allowed near the lake?

Camping near White Pine Lake is possible in the White Pine Lake campsite, featuring campfires during the stay. With waterfalls' sound echoing throughout the night, visitors could access toilets nearby. Visitors could even have breakfast at peak times at Tony Grove Lake Camp Store, just a short walk away from the campsite. Show more

What are some nearby towns or attractions worth visiting while in the area?

Garden City and Logan are amongst the closest towns visitors can explore while hiking on White Pine Lake Trail. Logan Canyon Scenic Drive with Rocky Mountains and Logan River or the Bear Lake Monster Winterfest in Garden City could be worth one's time. Big game hunting and water activities such as swimming or boating on the Bear Lake can also be experienced. Tourists can opt to visit Salt Lake City, featuring attractions like Temple Square, Clark Planetarium, Utah's Hogle Zoo, and Discovery Gateway Children's Museum. Show more

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