Kermsuh Lake Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Kermsuh Lake Trail is a 13 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kamas, UT that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

13.0 miles 1591 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly




fly fishing


nature trips

horseback riding





wild flowers

From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) south about 33 miles to the Christmas Meadows turnoff. Follow a good dirt road south about 4 miles to the trail-head

3 months ago

Following the mail trail to the split is easy. Just after the split is a stream crossing requiring a walk across a log. This is one of the few stream crossings requiring a bridge in the High Uinta's where there is no bridge.
The trail from there is up then across several marshy meadows. Be ready for wet feet and suck it up.
I chose to tie this into another hike/overnighter. It is worth the 2 mile detour.

3 months ago

Lots of down trees along the trail but there was a warning at the trail head about this. The meadow 3/4 miles before the lake has beautiful places to camp. Amazing cliffs around south side of lake. This time a year there is a waterfall coming down A-1 Peak to the north.

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4 years ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. Fairly flat terrain. Once you get to the meadow the trail is harder to spot. But just wander close to the tree line and you'll pick it up again. It took us about 8 hours total hiking really slowly at 2 miles/hr. The views of the lake are well worth the time. Not a lot of traffic. BRING BUG SPRAY! Mosquitos are crazy. Highly recommend this one.