White Pine Lake Trail Bear River Range

Logan, Utah

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This is one of the most scenic hikes you will find anywhere, especially if it is done around the first of August when the wildflowers are at their peak. The first two-thirds of the trail pass through a series of alpine meadows that are filled with acres and acres of pink, blue, purple, yellow, and white flowers. No other trail in this book offers the abundance of wildflowers you will see on the White Pine Lake trail. You might want to stop at the Forest Service Ranger Station in Logan and buy a guide to the wildflowers on your way to the trailhead. As you leave Logan you will see it on the right side of Highway 89 just 2.1 miles after you leave Main Street. Given the natural beauty of White Pine Lake and its environs, it is unfortunate that it is not a part of the Mount Naomi Wilderness Area. The lake lies about a mile outside of the wilderness area’s eastern boundary. It is a popular destination among snowmobile sportsmen during the winter months, and it was their lobbying effort that led to its exclusion when Ronald Reagan signed the Utah Wilderness Bill into law in 1984. White Pine Lake is still pristine, but there is no guarantee that it will not be developed in the future. Already there exists a jeep road within 0.6 mile of the lake.
Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

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Utah's Incredible Backcountry Trails

by David Day (Rincon Publishing)

This is one of the most scenic hikes you will find anywhere, especially if it is done around the first of August when the wildflowers are at their peak. The first two-thirds of the trail pass through a series of alpine meadows that are filled with acres and acres of pink, blue, purple, yellow, and white flowers. No other trail in this book offers the abundance of wildflowers you will see on the White Pine Lake trail. You might want to stop at the Forest Service Ranger Station in Logan and buy a guide to the wildflowers on your way to the trailhead.

As you leave Logan you will see it on the right side of Highway 89 just 2.1 miles after you leave Main Street. Given the natural beauty of White Pine Lake and its environs, it is unfortunate that it is not a part of the Mount Naomi Wilderness Area. The lake lies about a mile outside of the wilderness area’s eastern boundary. It is a popular destination among snowmobile sportsmen during the winter months, and it was their lobbying effort that led to its exclusion when Ronald Reagan signed the Utah Wilderness Bill into law in 1984. White Pine Lake is still pristine, but there is no guarantee that it will not be developed in the future. Already there exists a jeep road within 0.6 mile of the lake.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Logan
Distance: 6.6
Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 4.25 hours
Season: Summer through mid-fall
Trailhead Elevation: 8,060 feet
Top Elevation: 8,375 feet
Local Contacts: Logan Ranger District, Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Local Maps: Naomi Peak (USGS)
Driving Directions: Directions to White Pine Lake Trail (Bear River Range)

Recent Trail Reviews

8/17/2006
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After a pleasant drive up Logan Canyon, we arrived at the Tony Grove trailhead. The trail in is well maintained we enjoyed diverse, pristine vistas and landscapes along the journey (1 hour, 45 min). We were simply blown away when we arrived at White Pine Lake. The crystaline little lake was framed by towering cliffs and wildflowers. The campsites were clean and well maintained. There is no better place to enjoy nature than White Pine Lake.


8/29/2002
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I've recently been hiking a lot of peaks, but I had a little extra time after hiking Mt Naomi and decided to venture over to White Pine Lake. The trail splits from the Mt Naomi trail about 1/4 mile from the TH w/the White Pine Lake trail splitting off to the right. The trail doesn't gain much altitude as it heads toward Mt Gog and Mt Magog (Great names!). Supposedly there is normally an abundance of wildflowers along the trail, but the drought has diminished there presence this year. There are still quite a few, but not the profusion that the guidebook exclaims. This is a great afternoon hike that doesn't require extreme levels of fitness or planning. The lake is spledid and would be a good place for a picnic (one that could be carried in a backpack, a basket would be awfully unwieldy along the trail)



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