This is a short and moderate hike to one of the most popular lakes in the Wasatch through a nice wooded canyon.


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The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.

Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


This hike to Dog Lake is a short and wooded trail of mostly easy angle except for one steep final climb to the lake.

It climbs a little over 1000 feet in the 2 1/2 miles it takes to gain the lake.