White Pine Lake in Logan Canyon
When hearing about White Pine Lake here in Utah many think of the one in Little Cottonwood Canyon. Though this White Pine Lake is probably as impressive you probably won't ever see a blog post about my hiking there because it is in a watershed area and my dogs cannot tag-a-long. The good news is you can still go to a White Pine Lake here in Utah and with your dogs!This one is just over two hours North of SLC and is right outside the town of Logan. Nestled in the Bear River Mountains at the base between Mt. Gog and Mt. Magog (obviously very original in the naming.)
What I loved most about this hike was the tranquility we got overnight. We passed a couple of people as we were heading in because they were all headed out before dark. Going into it I expected snow on the peaks but not along the trail we were taking. How wrong I was. If you are going to attempt this trail, since it isn't a heavily used path and large portions are under snow you will need to be bushwhacking your way to the lake a little. My other warning besides paying close attention to where exactly you are is to be aware that once you are on the ridge and ready to drop down to where the lake is watch you footing as it is definitely steep areas you are going down.
Getting There (GPS Coordinates 41.895039, -111.641555):
- Take I-15 North out of SLC
- Get off on exit 362 toward US-89/US-91
- Follow this road until you get to Logan, UT
- Now in Logan US-89 will take a slight left and change names to S Main St.
- Stay along S Main St. for 1.5 miles and take a right back onto US-89
- Continue another 22 miles along US-89
- Take a left onto Tony Grove Rd. then an immediate left to continue toward Tony Grove
- Follow this road 7 miles until you come to a parking lot next to Tony Grove lake
- This is where you'll park overnight