East Fork Blacks Fork Trail

MODERATE 2 reviews
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East Fork Blacks Fork Trail is a 23.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain View, UT that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is accessible from July until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

23.3 miles 3504 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wildlife

bridge out

From Evanston, take the Mirror Lake Highway (Highway 150) south about 30 miles to the East Fork of the Bear River turnoff (North Slope Road) Follow this road east about 20 miles to a junction just past Lyman Lakes. Then take the south road (Road 065) just a little over 5 miles to East Fork Blacks Fork trail-head.

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked down this trail from Red Knob Pass as part of a 32 mile loop trail which I connected this trail with two others. Starting with the Little East Fork trail and then the Highline trail on the south slope of the Uintas. The trail was very muddy with lots of puddles but this was after a couple of days of rain. While there were a lot of boggy areas to cross that will always exist most of the trail should be much dryer if it hasn't rained for a couple of days. In the meadows the trail was especially difficult to follow because of the tall grass. There were five river crossings that were made more difficult because of the rain which caused the river overflow its banks in places. In lower water the crossing should be much easier but be prepared to use rocks, trees or wading to get across. Much of the trail had tree blazes or rock cairns The upper part of the trail is above timberline and leads to Red Knob Pass on the Crest of the Uinta's. The views of the East Fork Black Fork, West Fork Blacks Fork and Lake Fork drainage's are outstanding and worth the effort. The trail actually follows the crest of the Uinta's for a short distance which is a bonus.

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked up this trail as part of a 32 mile loop trail where we connected this trail with the Highline trail and returned to the same trailhead using the East Fork Blacks Fork Trail. The trail was very muddy with lots of puddles but this was after a couple of days of rain. While there were a lot of boggy areas to cross the trail should be much dryer if it hasn't rained for a couple of days. There were four river crossings that were made more difficult because of the lots of rain over a couple of days which caused the river overflow its banks in places. In lower water the crossing should be much easier but still be prepared to use rocks, trees or wading to get across. Much of the trail had tree blazes or rock cairns but one of the larger cairns half way up led us off the trail up to an old cabin and corral which turned out be a great side trip. The upper part of the trail is above timberline and leads to Squaw Pass on the Crest of the Uinta's. The view of Little East Fork Black Fork and Oweep Basin is outstanding and worth the effort.