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Pineview Reservoir / Pineview West Trail

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Pineview Reservoir is a beautiful lake up in the canyon just east of Ogden. It is great for all water activities including kayaking and motor boats.

There are free beaches and paid beaches. Middle Inlet beach and Anderson Cove are two of our favorite paid beaches. The sand is perfect for playing in! Anderson Cove is also a campground. Both have picnic tables and restrooms.

There are free beaches, including Windsurfer Beach and Pelican Beach.

Fishing is popular at Pineview Reservoir. They stock Black Crappie, Bluegill, Bullhead Catfish, Common Carp, Largemouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Muskellunge, and Yellow Perch. They are most famous for their Tiger Muskie, which can grow large. Here is one my husband caught!

There is a trail that goes along the west side of the reservoir called the Pineview West Trail. It is great for toddlers, runners or beginning mountain bikers because it is mostly flat. It goes for six miles, but you can go for however long and then turn around. It has some trees and views of the lake. The Wheeler Creek Trail begins near Pineview Reservoir as well.

Stats: Distance – 6.2 miles there and back (no specific destination so turn around anywhere)
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 341 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At trailhead
Seasons to hike – April – October
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Pineview West Trailhead (The trail begins on the left side of the parking lot.)


We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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