Clyde Lake Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Clyde Lake Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily 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 July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 526 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

Clyde Lake is an oblong lake located in a rocky basin at the foot of Mount Watson. It is 16 acres, 10,420 feet in elevation with 21 feed maximum depth. The shoreline is characterized by scattered conifers with large areas of exposed bedrock along the southeastern margin. Camping opportunities are limited to the the ruggedness and slope of the terrain. Spring water is available in the Divide Lakes vicinity.

hiking
1 month ago

Took the family up to do this hike over the weekend but did it as a loop... up to Clyde Lake (2m), then over to where it connects with the Notch Mountain Trail (1m), then down the east side of Wall Lake (2.5m) for a total of 5.5 miles. The Clyde Lake side of this loop is *nowhere* near as "heavily trafficked" as the Notch Mountain Trail side (as you can tell by the trail conditions) but it was a nice easy route to follow with lakes everywhere!

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

Like Steve said. It's perfect for a beginning backpacker. Took my son in his first trip this weekend. Gorgeous scenery all around and ample camping. An easy day hike too.

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is the perfect hike for the beginner backpacker, or for someone that really wants to get a quick taste of the Uintas, without spending days doing strenuous hikes.
The trailhead starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead, but you will very quickly leave this trail. You'll come upon a sign for "Cliff Lake", turn right here toward Cliff Lake. From here, you go through several series of flat meadows, separated by fairly steep, but very brief, climbs to gain 50-100 feet elevation. In each series, you get a new lake, new meadow, and new views. All the while, Mt. Watson is dominating the view to the West.
There are several short hikes you can do once you set up camp there. We also did a quick hike out to "The Notch", and several other lakes in the surrounding area.
You'll have plenty of water at your fingertips for this one. In fact, there was a natural spring on the south side of Divide Lake 3 that you can use for clean water. Just look for the break in the meadow/grass on the south side of the lake, and follow the break up toward Mt. Watson. We all drank from it, and nobody got sick ;)

hiking
1 year ago

This is the perfect hike for the beginner backpacker, or for someone that really wants to get a quick taste of the Uintas, without spending days doing strenuous hikes.
The trailhead starts at the Crystal Lake Trailhead, but you will very quickly leave this trail. You'll come upon a sign for "Cliff Lake", turn right here toward Cliff Lake. From here, you go through several series of flat meadows, separated by fairly steep, but very brief, climbs to gain 50-100 feet elevation. In each series, you get a new lake, new meadow, and new views. All the while, Mt. Watson is dominating the view to the West.
There are several short hikes you can do once you set up camp there. We also did a quick hike out to "The Notch", and several other lakes in the surrounding area.
You'll have plenty of water at your fingertips for this one. In fact, there was a natural spring on the south side of Divide Lake 3 that you can use for clean water. Just look for the break in the meadow/grass on the south side of the lake, and follow the break up toward Mt. Watson. We all drank from it, and nobody got sick ;)

hiking
1 year ago

This is a nice trail that can be hiked with a little older children because of the distance. It passes several other lakes and ends in an open area near many other lakes. By heading east you can take the notch mountain trail to Wall lake and back to the Crystal Lake Trailhead for a nice loop