ApproachWhite Pine TH
Total Distance: 3.46 mi
Total Elevation Gain: 3530'
The route begins at the White Pine trailhead, which is about 2/3 of the way up Little Cottonwood Canyon, about 30 min from Salt Lake City. There are signs marking the turnoff on the south side of the road.
Route DescriptionHike up the main trail leading out of the White Pine Trailhead. This is actually an old mining road converted to a trail that terminates at White Pine Lake, about 5.1 miles from the trailhead. From the lake, scramble up the large class 2 boulders angling left and towards the ridgeline. Eventually the white granite rock begins to change into a red quartzite, and finally one gains the twin summits.
The route gains 3,467 ft from the trailhead.
Essential GearSummer:Good Hiking boots and plenty of water
Winter: Skis/Snowshoes/crampons/iceaxe depending on snow conditions. Avalanche beacons and rescue gear are a must.