Good parking area with restrooms. Hike starts out traversing the mountain and winds around into the canyon. Once into the canyon it follows a small stream. Most of the trail is well defined and maintained, no difficult areas, just a steady climb up to the lake. A little more than half way up, the trail splits with the left going to Dog Lake and the right going to Desolation Lake. There is a trail sign. The trail is in and out of the Pines and Quakies, with some meadows interspersed. The lake sits in a bowl with high ridges on 3 sides, with the North ridge looking down on the Park City area. Very pretty area.
It is quite simple to find the trail head. From Salt Lake head to Big Cottonwood Canyon, go up the canyon several miles to the Sign for Mill D North, and you are there.
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