Big Water Trail

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

Distance2.7mi
Elevation Gain2,005ft
Trailhead Elevation7,592ft
Top8,784ft
Elevation Min/Max7592/8784ft
Elevation Start/End7592/7592ft

Big Water Trail

Big Water Trail is a hiking trail in Salt Lake County, Utah. It is within Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 7,592 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,005 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Mill D to Dog Lake.

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Bicycling Salt Lake City (Falcon Guides)
Gregg Bromka
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"Inquire locally about the best intermediate-level mountain bike ride in Salt Lake, and the Big Water Trail to Dog Lake will be the unchallenged response. Newbies, veterans, locals, and visitors alike will rave about Big Water’s smooth-rolling tread and evenly pitched grade. The alpine pond at the trail’s end is perfect for wallowing away the afternoon under a shady tree or basking in the warm midday sun. You won’t find jaw-dropping vistas of jagged peaks or glacially carved canyons on Big Water because the trail is tightly embraced by pristine aspens and conifers underlain by thick brush and showy wildflowers. It’s a short ride, but it’s so sweet. Trail surface: All singletrack."

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9/6/2008
Beautiful trail that is well kept. Would recommend it to anyone for a nice day hike.
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8/18/2008
Great beginner trail although it is entirely uphill until about .1 mi to the lake.
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6/23/2006
This trail is closed during the winter and doesn't open until July 1st. We were not able to go on this trail as planned in June.
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Trail Information

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Nearby City
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Parks
USFS Salt Lake Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Mount Aire
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