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(Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune) Red Pine Road in Millcreek is the hike of the week for Oct. 18, 2012.
Hike of the week: Red Pine Road Loop

Directions » This hike goes up little footpaths along a shady stream in Millcreek Canyon and comes back down an improved mountain bike path.

From the Little Water trailhead at the top of Millcreek Canyon, go east. At 0.1 mile, cross the bridge and continue east. At 0.6 mile, you will arrive at the junction that marks the beginning of the loop. Go right and take the footpaths up the stream. At 1.6 mile, you will reach the junction with the Great Western Trail. Go left onto the Great Western Trail as it turns northeast. At 2 miles, you will arrive at a signed junction for the Red Pine Road. Go left and follow the well-maintained trail as it makes a sunny descent back to the stream and trailhead.

At a glance

Destination Red Pine Road, Millcreek Canyon

Hiking time 2 hours

Round trip miles 4.2 miles

Elevation gain 1,000 feet

Difficulty Easy

Trail head restrooms Yes

Dogs allowed Yes, leashed on even calendar days

Bikes allowed Yes

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