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Trail

5.0 mile 8.1 kilometer point to point
78% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,576' 785 m
Descent: -18' -5 m
High: 9,634' 2,936 m
Low: 7,065' 2,154 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by Chris Patterson

This trail heads up the Yellow Pine Creek drainage to the Yellow Pine Lakes

Chris Patterson

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

Seems like it'd be a great trail for runners except for the rough patch at mile 3.

Description

There's ample parking and vault toilets at the trailhead.

Starting at the Yellow Pine trailhead, cross the bridge and continue east for a bit until the trail turns northeast and heads through a Forest Service gate (be sure to secure it closed behind you). The trail is wide and continues steadily uphill while crossing Yellow Pine creek on several good footbridges at 1.5, 1.8, and 2.5 miles. Shortly after that third footbridge there is a very rough rocky section of trail that is worth mentioning. Don't worry as it only continues like this for about 100 yards. At about mile three the trail starts to climb above the thick trees and you start getting some terrific views of the Wasatch Range.

Continue until you reach the upper regions of the drainage and a subtle sign, in the form of a log with engraved with a chainsaw, at about 3.7 miles. Take the left trail headed west to continue to Yellow Pine Lakes. A right onto Castle Lake Trail takes you to, you guessed it, Castle Lake.

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