I've climbed the peak three times, first in '95 with the Wasatch Mountain Club in early October, then in September of '97 with John (took the video camera up that time), and most recently in September of 2000 by myself. The campsites around Upper Red Pine Lake are not as nice as those located at Red Pine Lake. For specifics about any event please see contact info provided with event listing or contact the host organization directly. Absolutely loved it. Very little wind. The portion of trail between Lower Red Pine Lake and the Alpine Ridge is only slightly difficult to follow, but the direction of travel is obvious and should keep you near the correct path. The first part of the hike covers about 3 miles up to beautiful Red Pine Lake. Not so. The lower jeep trail goes up to White Pine Lake. I ended up scaling a field of large boulders up to the top of the ridge and found myself quite far east of where I should have come up to the ridge. The majority of the hike is on a well-maintained and easy to follow trail. It’s a great trail that has just about everything: bridges, waterfalls, lakes, boulder hopping, crags, and incredible views. At the top of the peak you get the most extraordinary views of your life. I was treated to some amazing views from the ridge line and a lake that is a deep blue that makes this one of my favorite hikes in the area! Click the image to visit Amazon to buy this book. (It’s much more obvious from above and generally follows a nice knoll between the 2 lake valleys). Just going to Red Pine Lake itself is rated as difficult. This is a 12.9 mile loop hike with 4400 cumulative feet of elevation gain that takes about 7-10 hours to complete. Little Cottonwood Canyon In the back of my mind, every time I go to Red Pine Lake, I feel the need to push further to the Pfeifferhorn summit. This trail is noted to climb to a high overlook with wide views and features wildflower displays in spring. No snow from trailhead to summit. Conditions were prime so I decided to keep going to Upper Red Pine Lake and scope out the summit. Our hike began around 5:00am in order to get off the mountain before afternoon heating increased the danger of wet avalanche activity. Er führt entlang eines Sees, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. The easiest and most popular route is via the trailhead to Red Pine. Either path will get you to the top. It is signed and easy to find. 9.6 miles roundtrip The app helped a lot. The last incline to the summit is covered in a steep smooth snow slope. Wasatch-Cache National Forest (801) 466-6411. The turnoff (left) toward Red Pine Lake. Discover things to do in Utah with NowPlayingUtah.com, a comprehensive arts and events calendar for the state of Utah. The trail to Red Pine Lake starts in Little Cottonwood Canyon and ascends gently into a massive granite boulder-strewn cirque. Coming down from the ridge the app helps find it too. We turned back once getting to the ridge due to a hiking buddy not faring so well. Beat the heat and start early for an excellent opportunity to summit The Pfeifferhorn in solitude and avoid the crowds at Lower Red Pines Lake. When it turns … The trail to lower Red Pine Lake is pretty clear. Trailhead Most hikers summit Pfeifferhorn via the Red Pine Lake. Surprise! There a signed fork in the trail leads out of the canyon and up to Lower Red Pine Lake. Has a little bit of everything and great views! The first 3 miles of the trail are moderate and shady with a steady climb through aspen groves, leading to a gorgeous alpine lake. Mostly chill up to the lake, then very steep and lots of route finding from the lake to the peak. One of my favorite hikes! The peak was named after Chuck Pfeiffer, a Wasatch Club leader from long ago. The trailhead for Red Pine Lake is found 5.5 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. “ A short trail leading from Red Pine Lake to the top of the Pfeifferhorn.