Shaffer Fork - Forest Lake

EASY 8 reviews

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.

4.8 miles 1204 feet Out & Back

kid friendly


mountain biking

off road driving

horseback riding




off road driving
1 day ago

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.

3 months ago

I really thought this would be an actual lake but it's not kinda disappointed

off road driving
5 months ago

9 months ago

Too many quads and trucks.

11 months ago

Photo credit to Stephanie Norris

11 months ago

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.

off road driving
1 year ago

Good every year!

off road driving
3 years ago

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!