Hike to White Pine Lake

Details

Distance

10 miles

Elevation Gain

2450 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Eric Bennett

White Pine Lake makes for a great day hike or overnight backpacking trip. Keep in mind that this is watershed area, so swimming and dogs are NOT allowed at this lake.

Just about 5 miles (2-2.5 hrs) from the trailhead, you will find the beautiful White Pine Lake where the water is an intense blue color. It's an amazing place for photos and just hanging out on a summer or fall afternoon. Along the way you will have great views of mountains of all colors, beautiful granite, meadows, streams, and valleys. Since it's a relatively short hike, you can make this a day trip or overnight. Just make sure that your campsite is at least 200 feet from the lake and the trail.

You can camp and have campfires up at the lake (check here for the campfire situation before you go since permitting may have changed), so if you're up for something even more special, bring your backpacking gear and get ready for a night under the stars...it's a great place for a quick but enjoyable overnighter. Make sure to bring bear canisters and follow proper bear protocol.

Lake Coordinates: 40.5412888,-111.6820147

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Snowed Over!

Me and my husband ventured out to find white pine lake today but was unsuccessful because the paths are completely snowed over. Everyone we passed said they couldn't find it either. But, it was still a beautiful hike up to as far as we could go 👍🏻 will definitely try again later on in June

I need help guys please!!!

I did try go today with that direction but I not did find this place!!! Please Someone has the right directions to pass me?? Please I wanna much go for that place!!!!

Couldn't get to trail...

There was construction at the resevoir that shut down the road to the trailhead. Call before you go to see if it's open yet. If I went the wrong way or it is somehow still passable please let me know: cprete9@gmail.com

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