4,918 ft
Distance
134 ft
Climb
-531 ft
Descent
00:15:52
Avg time
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Dog Lake to Mill D Details

  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Mountain Bike
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
    • Backcountry Ski
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Dog Lake
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking
    #35657 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

The top part of this trail section does go straight up or down, and the upper 2/10 or 3/10 of a mile has huge water bar drops and lots of erosion. It is a fairly steep climb from the Mill D junction but is rideable until you get to the water bars. It's not the best way to get to Dog lake on a bike if you are riding up Mill D. On Mill D go past this junction and keep going until you get to the next trail junction. Turn left and head to Dog Lake at that second junction. It is 100% rideable that way. Some comments suggest using Big Water to access Dog Lake. That's an easier route, but bikes are only allowed on Big Water on even days. And dogs are not allowed on the segment of trail that is past Dog Lake and starts dropping into Big Cottonwood Canyon.

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More Stats for Dog Lake to Mill D hike trail
  • Altitude change
    -398 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,270 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,801 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,668 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,270 ft
  • Grade
    -8.092%
  • Grade max
    -135.297%
  • Grade min
    61.386%
  • Distance climb
    930 ft
  • Distance down
    3,826 ft
  • Distance flat
    162 ft
  • Avg time
    00:15:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:08
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Status:
on Jul 5, 2020
Dry
Avg: 2.85 (6 votes)

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      Directions to dog-lake-to-mill-d trailhead (40.670850, -111.640610)
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      Dog Lake to Mill D Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 74 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 292 rides
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Fast44 (Jul 20, 2017 at 15:02)
       Not granny gear up, instead is a hike a bike. Not long HAB, 15-20 minutes, but still a pain. Better to take Dog to Desolation. For downhill would be boring straight down. Not challenge or flow.
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      • + 2
      flag FensterM (Jul 10, 2019 at 19:03)
       Agree with hike a bike going up. 20% gradient or more, not to mention water bars across the trail.
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      • + 1
      flag UtahJohn TRAILFORKS (Jul 10, 2019 at 19:39)
       Easier to simply take Big Water up to Dog Lake.... Little Water is a total slog up!
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      • + 0
      flag hi-dr-nick Reporter (Jul 16, 2019 at 7:36)
       Wouldn’t say it’s boring going down at all, you can get speed so easy to send the water bars haha
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      • + 0
      flag jcore (Aug 18, 2019 at 8:23)
       Currently has a bad rut down it from the heavy rain on 8/8/19.
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