The Little Water Trail is a 1.8 mile hike, horseback ride, mountain bike ride, and backcountry ski trail. The trail ends at the Big Water Trail and very close to Dog Lake. The Big Water Trail ends at the meeting of the Desolation Trail just above Dog Lake. The trail is highly used by hikers and bikers, therefore some restrictions have been implemented to avoid conflict. Mountain bikes are restricted from the trail on odd numbered calendar days. Dogs are allowed in Mill Creek Canyon, but Watershed restrictions apply and are strictly enforced if you cross the ridge into Big Cottonwood Canyon.
Directions: From Salt Lake City, Follow Mill Creek Canyon Road (3800 South Wasatch Blvd.) about 9.1 miles up the canyon to the parking lot at the very top. Note that the parking lot at the top gets very crowded, especially on weekends. Please park horse trailers in the lower overflow parking area down the canyon. Illegal parking and the small upper parking lot makes it very difficult for trailers and almost impossible for larger trailers (4-6 horse trailers).
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