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(Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune) A kiosk sits at the start of the Little Cottonwood Trail in Salt Lake County. The trail sits between the creek and the road.
Hike of the Week: Little Cottonwood Trail

We'll never run out of trails to hike in this state.

I've driven past the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon plenty of times, but had never stopped for the trail sharing the canyon's name.

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That changed earlier this month when I hiked the Little Cottonwood Trail. href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/54542759-117/trail-road-cottonwood-allowed.html.csp" target="_blank">Click here for all the details.

Here are the vital statistics:

Hiking time » 3 1/2 hours

Round trip miles » 6.5 miles

Elevation gain » 1,115 feet

Difficulty » Easy

Trail head restrooms » Yes

Dogs allowed » No

Bikes allowed » Yes

Fees » No

— Nate Carlisle

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