Hike to Maybird Lakes (Maybird Gulch)

White Pine Trailhead

This is a gorgeous mountain lake that is near Red Pine Lake, but gets a fraction of the number of visitors. 

This out and back hike begins at the same trailhead as White Pine Lake and Red Pine Lake which are both a lot more popular that Maybird Lakes. You follow the trail to Red Pine Lake for the first 2.5 miles and then there is a bridge and you follow that across the river to get on the trail to Maybird. 

The trail is steep in places, but overall, the hike is not too difficult. There are some amazing views looking down the entire canyon on the way. The last .25 miles to the lake can be a little bit tricky, but just search for some cairns and they should take you along the easiest path (we added some new ones a few weeks ago when I was there)

The 2 lakes are rather small (in comparison to Red and White) but they are very clear and very still. This allows you to see some amazing reflections of the looming Pfeifferhorn peak that is behind the lakes. Such a gorgeous view especially if you can catch it at sunset. it is definitely one of my favorite views in the Wasatch.

The hike is 7.5 miles RT with 2000 ft elevation gain. When you get down Wing Coop is one of favorite after hike places to grab a bite. Honey Habenero is my absolute favorite flavor! 

Pack List

  • Lots of water 
  • Hiking shoes 
  • Camera
  • Bug spray
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RT Distance 7.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 2000 Feet
Activities Photography, Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Bathrooms
Forest
Lake
Scenic

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Beautiful View of Pfeifferhorn

Maybird Gulch is a fantastic location to backpack into and camp over night. If you're feeling up to the task, summit the Pfeifferhorn in the morning for sunrise.

Great Hike

This is a great hike that sees much less traffic than Red Pine and White Pine. I highly recommend it to anyone who who like some solitude.

Had the place to myself!

I hiked here on a Tuesday, and although I passed some people on the way up, I ended up having the whole spot to myself. Found a nice spot to hang my hammock and chill for a bit before heading back down. The hike took me about 3 hours (plus one hour of hammocking) total. Gorgeous views!


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