Shaffer Fork - Forest Lake is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Midway, UT that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.
off road driving
Great trail. Takes about 3 hours. Boulder section at beginning is the toughest part, but pretty easy to get through. Beautiful views and a lot of fun. There is a crap ton of ATVs on the trail though, so in a Jeep or truck, it gets annoying.
I really thought this would be an actual lake but it's not kinda disappointed
Too many quads and trucks.
Photo credit to Stephanie Norris
We went at the end of October to avoid to ATV's. I'm sure they appreciated that as well. The ATV trail runs around the perimeter of the lake making the lake look like a mud puddle. But because we went during the cold season it was quiet and the view was beautiful. The winter trees and fallen leaves made up for it. We also saw several deer.
Good every year!
This is a fun trail to drive in a modified Jeep or truck. Lots of motorcycles and ATVs also. There is a boulder section just up from the trailhead that is the toughest part of the trail. Trail works its way up the draw in the shade most of the time. Will occasionally see a moose at the lake. Lake is a gross green-brown color, from all the ATVs. Fun family drive!