Dog Lake

Park City and Deer Valley

Salt Lake City

Wasatch Backcountry

A moderate climb through shady pine trees ending at a small lake

Mountain Biking Difficult

Distance
2 km
Ascent
13 m
Descent
176 m
Low Point
2.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
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Dog Lake Map

Description

There are two starting points for the Dog Lake trail at the end of Millcreek Canyon. The two parking lots at the end of the road each have a trail that heads into the woods, they merge after less than half a mile and the trail continues as one. The trail is a 5 mile out and back that gains almost 1,500 feet in elevation. The trail is single track, but very wide in places. This trail is very popular and sees a lot of traffic. For the most part it is free of roots and rocks. The trail uses many long switch backs to gain vertical and work its way up the canyon. There are a few intersections for other trails that offer variations and longer loops, but the Dog Lake trail is well marked and easily navigated. The trail is almost entirely uphill with some flat sections. It reaches a pass and then a very short descent ends at the lake.

Bikes are only allowed on even days. Dogs are allowed off leash on odd days. There is a $3 fee required upon exiting the canyon.

Difficulty

Difficult

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.

Equipment required

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