Tony Grove is a beautiful lake nestled in the mountains and surrounded by wildflowers in Logan Canyon, Utah!
The drive to Tony Grove is about an 18 minutes off U.S.-89, so it would be about double that as a detour on your way to or from Bear Lake. It is beautiful and worth the drive if you have time! The wildflowers are amazing, even right from the road! This photo was taken at the end of July, but the wildflowers will peak in August.
You can drive directly to Tony Grove, park at the Tony Grove Campground, or you can park in the lower parking and walk about 0.8 mile to the lake. We parked in the lower lot, but walked along all the paths. In the map below the green dot is the upper lot right next to the lake and the blue loop is the lower parking and trail. The short blue line is the 0.2 mile walk from the Tony Grove Campground lot. The red line is the trail around the lake.
Tony Grove Parking Lot
The shortest route is to park right at the lake. That lot costs $10 or you need a National Parks Pass.
There is a mostly wheelchair accessible path around the lake that is similar to the one around Silver Lake at Brighton in Big Cottonwood Canyon.
There are a couple places where it’s not completely flat, but it shouldn’t be too hard to push a wheelchair or stroller.
The lake is beautiful and a popular place to kayak or paddle board!
I love seeing a few wildflowers right by the edge of the lake!
Tony Grove Campground Parking
There is a small lot at the entrance of the campground that isn’t associated with any particular spot. If you park in that lot there is a very short walk to the lake. The wildflowers along this section are lovely!
I can never get enough Indian paintbrush!
The Hike from the Lower Lot
The lower lot is the turn off before the campground. It is also free. The road is paved for about 50 feet and then it is an improved dirt road. The road is wide enough to have a few cars parked along one side and then there is a lot not far in. The wildflowers over here were amazing too!
The trail can either start near the edge of the paved section, or next to the bathrooms in the parking lot. Both of those trails quickly join together.
The trail is easy to follow and the wildflowers were just starting to bloom at the end of July. They should be amazing through August and maybe into September.
At one point the trail crosses the road, but it isn’t too busy, so it’s easy to cross and continue on the other side.
The pictures don’t do the actual beauty justice. It’s much prettier than the photos show.
We also ran across some fun insects on our hike.
Tony Grove is such a beautiful area! Other hikes nearby are the quick and easy Hobbit Caves and Right Hand Fork Waterfall and the more challenging Wind Cave Trail. This is also very close to Bear Lake.
Stats: Distance – 1.2-2.5 miles round trip
Approximate hiking time – 30-90 minutes
Elevation gain – 45 feet
Difficulty – Easy/Moderate
Trail – well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At trailhead
Seasons to hike – May – October
Permits needed – $10 to park in the lot by the lake, otherwise free
Pets allowed – No
Other accessible hikes are Beus Pond in Ogden, Silver Lake in Big Cottonwood, Mirror Lake in the Uintas, and the Temple Quarry Trail by Little Cottonwood Canyon. For more accessible hikes see this post.