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    Dog Lake from Mill Creek

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    Dog Lake from Mill Creek

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    Belmont Heights, UT
    Adventurer | 304 pts
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    8/11/2009
    Good hike, started at sunrise on Tuesday morning and ran into very few people.
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    Brighton, UT
    Pathfinder | 131 pts
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    9/5/2008
    This is a well used and easy trail. The first couple of miles are the prettiest.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    1/3/2001
    This hike is a good hike to begin your hiking season with. Very gentle, worn path that is great on the non-biking days. I would forget hiking it when there are bikers. I've hiked to Dog Lake both from Millcreek and Big Cottonwood, the Millcreek trail is gentle and good for kids. The Cottonwood side is a lot rougher and a little more challanging. No dogs on the Cottonwood side makes the trail a little less "sticky".
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    Draper, UT
    Explorer | 30 pts
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    7/12/2000
    I heard dog lake was a short simple hike, so I decided to take my 3 oldest kids at ages 4, 6, & 8 on it. The trial climbs at the begining fairly quickly, but it is mostly in the shade of large pine trees. There where quite a few people on this trail as well. The trail is also popular with mountain bikes. By the time we got to the lake it was warm hiking and the kids were tired. We had a lunch and headed back to the trail head. I ended up carrying each kid at least once on the way back. The oldest had blisters, seconed was just tired, and the four year old fell asleep while carrying him on my shoulders. It is a beautiful trail, but the lake somewhat reminded me of a very large puddle. I would recomend it for families, with kids at least 6 or older. I would also leave early in the day, at least during Summer months, because it can get warm on the trail.
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    Trail Information

    Salt Lake City
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    5.0
    Distance
    974 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Packed dirt path and bridges.
    Terrain
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    2 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Horseback Riding
    Additional Use
    Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation, (385) 468-1800.
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